Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 65 73
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.32% 0.60% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.63% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
South Yorkshire median daily rate £260 - £183
10th Percentile £187 - £179
90th Percentile £343 - £186
Yorkshire median daily rate £163 £138 £181
% change year-on-year +18.18% -24.14% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +34.62%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £13.00
% change year-on-year -8.98% +22.54% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in South Yorkshire with a recognized job title 876 791 1,093
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 95.19% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 455 731
South Yorkshire median daily rate £424 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.24% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £199 £215
90th Percentile £575 £583 £544
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 51
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £20.66 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.80% +33.26% +19.23%
10th Percentile £9.43 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.10 £34.95
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in South Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in South Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in South Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in South Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Sheffield -2 3 £260 -
Desktop Engineer
Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) VMware