The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / North East
Rank 78 68 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.28% 0.69% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.72% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £150 £168 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% +45.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £155
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £15.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -13.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% +21.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 688 831 585
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.42% 95.30% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 560 331
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 31
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Tyne and Wear -14 2 £150 -14.28%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
3 22 (75.86%) VMware
4 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
5 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
7 11 (37.93%) DNS
7 11 (37.93%) Migration
8 10 (34.48%) SCCM
8 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) Citrix
10 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
10 8 (27.59%) AppSense
10 8 (27.59%) XenApp
11 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
11 7 (24.14%) Software Delivery
11 7 (24.14%) DHCP
12 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
14 4 (13.79%) ITIL
14 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (13.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
15 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
15 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (10.34%) XenServer
15 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) 3G
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Software Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (27.59%) XenApp
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) AppSense
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) ThinPrint