Period
to 20 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 47 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 12 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.60% 2.39% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.43% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Somerset median daily rate £140 £145 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +9.43% -14.52%
10th Percentile £116 £138 £118
90th Percentile £194 £215 £143
South West median daily rate £140 £133 £165
% change year-on-year +4.67% -19.23% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Somerset median hourly rate - - £13.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +34.62% -25.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 446 452 444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 98.26% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 296 278
Somerset median daily rate £428 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +13.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £150
90th Percentile £600 £572 £511
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 23 30
Somerset median hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.68% +143.87% -55.76%
10th Percentile £10.48 £17.50 £10.69
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.15 £43.08
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Somerset

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Somerset

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Somerset

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Bridgwater +1 4 £188 -5.66% 1
Bath -1 3 £120 -17.24%
Taunton - 1 £140 -
Yeovil - 1 £188 -
Desktop Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 Somerset region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) SAP
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) Marketing
5 4 (33.33%) Electronics
5 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 4 (33.33%) Public Sector
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
7 2 (16.67%) Network Management
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
7 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
7 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (16.67%) Server Management
8 1 (8.33%) McAfee

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
1 4 (33.33%) Public Sector
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Server Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft