Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 129 112
Rank change year-on-year +38 -17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 12 39 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.98% 1.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 2
North East median daily rate £290 £225 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.89% +65.14% +0.93%
10th Percentile £249 £138 £92
90th Percentile £316 £278 £184
England median daily rate £165 £168 £160
% change year-on-year -1.49% +4.69% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
North East median hourly rate - £26.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +112.04% +13.61%
England median hourly rate £15.23 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.53% +1.69% -1.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1164 2479 1898
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 91.68% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1684 1172
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 123 121
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +49.13% +13.44%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.30 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +38 11 £280 +24.44%
Durham +3 1 £350 +100.00%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North East region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) AppSense
2 10 (83.33%) XenApp
3 9 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 9 (75.00%) DHCP
3 9 (75.00%) DNS
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
4 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (66.67%) SCCM
5 7 (58.33%) XenServer
5 7 (58.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (58.33%) SMS
6 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (41.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
8 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (25.00%) ITIL
9 3 (25.00%) Degree
10 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
10 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) DHCP
1 9 (75.00%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) SMS
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) OpenVMS
2 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (83.33%) XenApp
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 7 (58.33%) XenServer
4 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) AppSense
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft