The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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.

Desktop Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 213 202
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 55 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.59% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 22
Median daily rate £145 £150 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £112 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £246 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £150
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 24
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +12.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year -0.71% +18.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +21 20 £140 -6.66% 2
Surrey +10 15 £160 -8.57% 3
Berkshire +28 9 £140 +16.66%
Oxfordshire -9 5 £150 +11.11%
East Sussex +7 3 £128 -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (64.04%) Windows
2 41 (46.07%) Windows 7
3 31 (34.83%) MS Office
4 23 (25.84%) Active Directory
5 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.73%) TCP/IP
7 13 (14.61%) Windows XP
7 13 (14.61%) Migration
8 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.48%) HP
8 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
9 11 (12.36%) Smartphone
10 9 (10.11%) Lotus
10 9 (10.11%) Apple
10 9 (10.11%) LAN
10 9 (10.11%) IBM Notes
10 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
11 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
11 8 (8.99%) ITIL
11 8 (8.99%) Remedy
11 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
11 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
12 7 (7.87%) SCCM
12 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
12 7 (7.87%) VPN
12 7 (7.87%) Driving Licence
12 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
12 7 (7.87%) Office 365
12 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
13 6 (6.74%) SLA

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 9 (10.11%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (34.83%) MS Office
2 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.11%) LAN
3 7 (7.87%) VPN
4 6 (6.74%) Firewall
4 6 (6.74%) VoIP
4 6 (6.74%) Wireless
5 5 (5.62%) DHCP
5 5 (5.62%) DNS
5 5 (5.62%) Internet
5 5 (5.62%) WAN
6 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.25%) 3G
7 2 (2.25%) Skype
8 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.49%) Korean Language
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Advertising
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Games
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Smartphone
2 7 (7.87%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) CMDB
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Handset
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.04%) Windows
2 41 (46.07%) Windows 7
3 13 (14.61%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.37%) Android
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Migration
2 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
2 8 (8.99%) ITIL
3 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.49%) Service Management
5 3 (3.37%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.25%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.25%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.25%) Time Management
7 1 (1.12%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.12%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.12%) Change Management
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.12%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.12%) ITSM
7 1 (1.12%) Security Management
7 1 (1.12%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) Java
2 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.37%) SQL
3 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) DBS Check
3 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.12%) ACMT
6 1 (1.12%) CCNA
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) MCITP
6 1 (1.12%) MCSA
6 1 (1.12%) MCSE
6 1 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) HP
3 9 (10.11%) Apple
3 9 (10.11%) Lotus
4 8 (8.99%) Remedy
5 6 (6.74%) Dell
5 6 (6.74%) VMware
6 4 (4.49%) BMC
7 3 (3.37%) Citrix
7 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.25%) Avaya
8 2 (2.25%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.25%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.25%) Lumension
8 2 (2.25%) Nortel
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 2 (2.25%) Wyse
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco
9 1 (1.12%) Sophos