The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 29 June 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
Wales > South Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 38 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.75% 2.93% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 3.01% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
South Wales median daily rate £225 £113 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -16.66%  
10th Percentile £213 £83 £128
90th Percentile £238 £146 £143
Wales median daily rate £225 £113 £135
% change year-on-year +100.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £10.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -37.85%  
Wales median hourly rate £14.43 £10.88 £12.75
% change year-on-year +32.68% -14.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 508 465 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 95.85% 97.28% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1030 1352
South Wales median daily rate £358 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.53% +5.33%  
10th Percentile £175 £188 £200
90th Percentile £525 £524 £460
Wales median daily rate £363 £378 £361
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 73
South Wales median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.22 £9.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.50 £17.50
Wales median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in South Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in South Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in South Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Cardiff -10 3 - -
Newport - 1 £225 - 1
Desktop Engineer
Wales

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Wales region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
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