Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 161 140
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 57 42 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.01% 0.73% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.77% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 20
South West median daily rate £160 £140 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +33.33% -37.31%
10th Percentile £114 £118 £95
90th Percentile £212 £218 £168
England median daily rate £165 £169 £160
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.47% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £17.50 £28.00 £20.02
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5393 5449 6174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.96% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3387 3539 4015
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £209 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 348 392
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.43
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol +6 23 £158 -1.56% 1
Wiltshire -1 10 £190 +35.71%
Somerset -4 10 £155 -
Gloucestershire +17 8 £133 -4.81%
Dorset +7 4 £161 -32.11%
Devon 0 2 £80 -60.98% 1
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
3 24 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 24 (42.11%) Windows 10
4 12 (21.05%) Office 365
4 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) SCCM
5 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
6 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.28%) Citrix
7 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (10.53%) ITIL
8 6 (10.53%) VMware
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (8.77%) Migration
9 5 (8.77%) Time Management
9 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
9 5 (8.77%) Break/Fix
10 4 (7.02%) Finance
10 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
10 4 (7.02%) HP
10 4 (7.02%) Apple
11 3 (5.26%) Dell
11 3 (5.26%) VPN
11 3 (5.26%) DNS
11 3 (5.26%) LAN
11 3 (5.26%) WAN
11 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DNS
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
1 3 (5.26%) VPN
1 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) DHCP
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) VoIP
2 2 (3.51%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.51%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows 10
2 24 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.51%) Android
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Break/Fix
2 5 (8.77%) Migration
2 5 (8.77%) Time Management
3 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
3 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
3 2 (3.51%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.75%) Line Management
4 1 (1.75%) Network Management
4 1 (1.75%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.51%) DCSE
4 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Apple
4 4 (7.02%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.51%) CommVault
6 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) Remedy
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.75%) Novell
7 1 (1.75%) Samsung
7 1 (1.75%) Veeam