Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 20 July 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 61 62
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.09% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Northamptonshire median daily rate £180 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £140 £180 £105
% change year-on-year -22.22% +71.43% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -10.85% +20.18%
10th Percentile £13.23 £15.00 £13.90
90th Percentile £15.48 £15.00 £17.16
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £17.50 £15.91
% change year-on-year -18.86% +9.98% +13.66%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 698 721 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.71% 96.65% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 533 508
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £281 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £559
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £383 £362
% change year-on-year +3.27% +5.66% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 41
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.08% +4.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.30 £9.75
90th Percentile £15.00 £30.78 £19.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.60 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +0.70% - -6.90%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Northampton - 5 £210 -
Wellingborough -1 2 £128 -
Daventry - 1 £160 -
Desktop Engineer
East Midlands

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec