The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 65 74 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 1 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 0.58% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.59% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -1.40% +23.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 675 675 663
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.70% 98.25% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 451 374
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 42
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +13 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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

1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) VMware