Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 2.98% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Stevenage median daily rate £175 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £185 £130 £165
% change year-on-year +42.31% -21.21% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Stevenage median hourly rate £15.86 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% +8.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract vacancies in Stevenage with a recognized job title 138 101 82
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 82.14% 93.52% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 36
Stevenage median daily rate £350 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +23.64% -21.43%
10th Percentile £133 £242 £209
90th Percentile £514 £412 £424
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 17
Stevenage median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £44.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -43.69% +106.27%
10th Percentile £10.34 £13.70 £8.25
90th Percentile £43.45 £46.50 £53.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.06% +13.93% -15.71%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Stevenage

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Stevenage

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Stevenage

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 Stevenage region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware