Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 104 124
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 25 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.91% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.23% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 10
Surrey median daily rate £175 £153 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -11.59% +7.81%
10th Percentile £103 £137 £114
90th Percentile £200 £201 £205
South East median daily rate £175 £145 £160
% change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Surrey median hourly rate £15.39 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.93% -22.22% +14.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.92 £13.91
90th Percentile £20.38 £15.50 £21.60
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £14.60 £15.77
% change year-on-year +8.63% -7.42% +4.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 2617 2192 2598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.35% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1441 1581
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 103 86
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +19.90% +10.38%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.69 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.07 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 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
Guildford +2 7 £208 +38.33%
Weybridge +12 2 - - 2
Staines +8 1 £175 -5.41%
Epsom - 1 £163 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Windows 10
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) LAN
6 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (24.00%) Office 365
7 6 (24.00%) Citrix
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) VPN
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (20.00%) Apple
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco
9 4 (16.00%) Finance
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 3 (12.00%) Bloomberg
10 3 (12.00%) NHS
10 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.00%) Eikon
10 3 (12.00%) FactSet
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (12.00%) Time Management
10 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (8.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) Skype
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) WLAN
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.00%) Android
5 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
1 3 (12.00%) Time Management
2 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) Network Management
2 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.00%) Service Management
2 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) Apple
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (12.00%) FactSet
6 2 (8.00%) Lotus
7 1 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (4.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) VMware