Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 283 248
Rank change year-on-year +10 -35 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 102 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.58% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.61% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 69
South East median daily rate £175 £148 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -7.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £110 £108 £102
90th Percentile £319 £352 £267
England median daily rate £165 £170 £160
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 60
South East median hourly rate £16.68 £14.60 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.25% -7.42% +2.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £11.09
90th Percentile £20.00 £19.30 £20.03
England median hourly rate £15.24 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.60% +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 South 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
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 South East

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -4 42 £150 +11.11% 1
Surrey -7 25 £175 +14.75% 4
Berkshire +13 24 £145 +17.89%
Hampshire +11 20 £180 +30.91%
Buckinghamshire -17 10 £135 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +3 8 £370 +39.62%
Kent -4 8 £200 +16.28% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £180 +80.00%
East Sussex -2 2 £104 -58.08%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 79 (77.45%) Windows
2 49 (48.04%) Active Directory
3 47 (46.08%) Windows 10
4 41 (40.20%) Windows 7
5 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
6 25 (24.51%) Office 365
7 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (20.59%) SCCM
9 17 (16.67%) LAN
10 15 (14.71%) WAN
10 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
11 14 (13.73%) VPN
11 14 (13.73%) ITIL
11 14 (13.73%) Citrix
12 13 (12.75%) SC Cleared
13 12 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
14 11 (10.78%) Windows 8
15 10 (9.80%) SLA
15 10 (9.80%) Cisco
15 10 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (9.80%) Finance
16 9 (8.82%) DNS
17 8 (7.84%) DHCP
17 8 (7.84%) Migration
18 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
18 7 (6.86%) Android
18 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
19 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
19 6 (5.88%) VMware

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 12 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.51%) Office 365
2 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) LAN
2 15 (14.71%) WAN
3 14 (13.73%) VPN
4 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.82%) DNS
6 8 (7.84%) DHCP
7 4 (3.92%) Internet
7 4 (3.92%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.92%) LDAP
8 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.96%) ADSL
9 2 (1.96%) Skype
9 2 (1.96%) SMS
10 1 (0.98%) 3G
10 1 (0.98%) 4G
10 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.98%) Firewall
10 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.98%) Wireless
10 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Electronics
3 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) .NET
1 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.92%) NHS
3 3 (2.94%) iPhone
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) PDA
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) CMDB
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 79 (77.45%) Windows
2 47 (46.08%) Windows 10
3 41 (40.20%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.78%) Windows 8
5 7 (6.86%) Android
5 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.96%) Linux
9 2 (1.96%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.73%) ITIL
2 8 (7.84%) Migration
3 6 (5.88%) Time Management
4 4 (3.92%) Application Packaging
4 4 (3.92%) Break/Fix
5 3 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.94%) Service Design
5 3 (2.94%) Service Management
5 3 (2.94%) Task Automation
6 2 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.96%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) PRINCE
6 2 (1.96%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.96%) Programme Management
6 2 (1.96%) Server Patching
6 2 (1.96%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.98%) Project Management
7 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.98%) C++
2 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.98%) SQL
2 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.92%) MCP
5 3 (2.94%) MCITP
5 3 (2.94%) MCSA
6 2 (1.96%) Degree
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) CCNA
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 49 (48.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) SCOM
3 2 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) Citrix
3 10 (9.80%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Apple
4 6 (5.88%) Bloomberg
4 6 (5.88%) FactSet
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.90%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.94%) Dell
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle
8 2 (1.96%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.96%) Lotus
8 2 (1.96%) SAP
8 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.96%) Symantec
9 1 (0.98%) Avaya
9 1 (0.98%) EMC
9 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.98%) Veeam