Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 21 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 60 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.11% 0.44% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.47% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Swindon median daily rate £180 £125 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% +25.00% -55.56%
Wiltshire median daily rate £190 £140 £105
% change year-on-year +35.71% +33.33% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 - £12.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £13.00 - £13.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 671 645 811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 95.13% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 470 595
Swindon median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -0.62%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £257
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Wiltshire median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 29
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £30.55 £24.55 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.68% +72.09% -

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Swindon

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Swindon

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Swindon region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Samsung
7 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) Android
7 1 (12.50%) DCSE
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) DCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Novell
3 1 (12.50%) Samsung