Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 112 90
Rank change year-on-year +34 -22 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 20 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.61% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Milton Keynes median daily rate £185 £135 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.04% +8.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £123 £127 £121
90th Percentile £290 £157 £134
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £185 £135 £120
% change year-on-year +37.04% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +17.36% +19.62%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.55
% change year-on-year - +12.54% +19.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,170 1,688 1,156
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 95.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 830 658
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £205
90th Percentile £588 £525 £553
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 52
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.55 £23.70 £37.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Milton Keynes

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Milton Keynes

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Milton Keynes

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (15.00%) Office 365
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.00%) CAPA
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
7 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Handset
8 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.00%) C#
8 1 (5.00%) .NET
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.00%) Wyse
8 1 (5.00%) Finance
8 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) CMDB
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (10.00%) CAPA
1 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) OO
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (5.00%) Wyse