The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Engineer
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 345 295
Rank change year-on-year -14 -50  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 63 82 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 63
Median daily rate £175 £155 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -16.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £109 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 25
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.60 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £21.60 £22.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 9 £263 +16.66% 4
Chiswick 0 1 - -
Uxbridge -4 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Croydon - 1 £150 -
Hayes - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 95 (81.90%) Windows
2 66 (56.90%) Active Directory
3 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 46 (39.66%) Windows 7
5 39 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (18.97%) ITIL
7 20 (17.24%) Citrix
8 17 (14.66%) Finance
8 17 (14.66%) SCCM
8 17 (14.66%) Office 365
8 17 (14.66%) Windows 10
8 17 (14.66%) Windows Server
9 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
10 15 (12.93%) MS Exchange
10 15 (12.93%) Migration
11 14 (12.07%) LAN
12 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (11.21%) Windows 8
13 12 (10.34%) Windows XP
14 11 (9.48%) Apple
14 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (8.62%) Android
15 10 (8.62%) Banking
15 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (8.62%) Apple iOS
15 10 (8.62%) VMware
16 9 (7.76%) Mac OS X
16 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
16 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.72%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.72%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Eikon
1 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) G Suite
3 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) LAN
2 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.90%) DNS
3 8 (6.90%) VPN
4 7 (6.03%) DHCP
5 6 (5.17%) Wireless
6 5 (4.31%) Firewall
6 5 (4.31%) WAN
7 4 (3.45%) Internet
8 3 (2.59%) WLAN
9 2 (1.72%) ADSL
9 2 (1.72%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.72%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.72%) IPv6
9 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.72%) SMTP
9 2 (1.72%) VLAN
9 2 (1.72%) VoIP
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.59%) Front Office
5 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Legal
6 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.86%) French Language
7 1 (0.86%) Local Government
7 1 (0.86%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.90%) iPhone
4 6 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.31%) iPad
6 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.59%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.72%) BYOD
8 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.86%) EPoS
9 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.86%) PDA
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (81.90%) Windows
2 46 (39.66%) Windows 7
3 17 (14.66%) Windows 10
3 17 (14.66%) Windows Server
4 13 (11.21%) Windows 8
5 12 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.62%) Android
7 10 (8.62%) Apple iOS
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.76%) Mac OS X
9 8 (6.90%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.72%) Linux
11 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) ITIL
2 15 (12.93%) Migration
3 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
4 5 (4.31%) Time Management
5 4 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.45%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.59%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (2.59%) Service Management
7 2 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.72%) Coaching
7 2 (1.72%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.72%) ITSM
7 2 (1.72%) Line Management
7 2 (1.72%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.72%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (1.72%) SEO
7 2 (1.72%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (0.86%) Java
2 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) MCSE
4 5 (4.31%) MCSA
5 4 (3.45%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) MCDST
6 3 (2.59%) Degree
6 3 (2.59%) MCP
6 3 (2.59%) MCTS
6 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.86%) ACHDS
8 1 (0.86%) ACTC
8 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) MCSM
8 1 (0.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 66 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) Firmware
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.59%) XenApp
4 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.72%) vSphere
4 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) SCCM
2 3 (2.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.72%) SafeCom
4 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.24%) Citrix
3 11 (9.48%) Apple
4 10 (8.62%) VMware
5 7 (6.03%) Cisco
5 7 (6.03%) HP
6 6 (5.17%) Google
7 4 (3.45%) Altiris
7 4 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.45%) Lotus
8 3 (2.59%) Dell
8 3 (2.59%) Remedy
8 3 (2.59%) Reuters
8 3 (2.59%) Symantec
9 2 (1.72%) Compaq
9 2 (1.72%) McAfee
9 2 (1.72%) Nortel
9 2 (1.72%) Novell
9 2 (1.72%) SAP
9 2 (1.72%) Sophos
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