Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 152 184
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 30 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.85% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.90% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 4
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £175 £116
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +50.86% -40.13%
10th Percentile £107 £114 £101
90th Percentile £388 £295 £142
England median daily rate £168 £164 £166
% change year-on-year +2.29% -1.50% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.68 £14.67 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +4.79% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.50 £12.68
90th Percentile £17.85 £19.13 £16.83
England median hourly rate £15.83 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +5.73% +3.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,610 4,461 5,191
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.83% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,874 2,803 3,113
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 202 230
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.88 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.01% +6.47% -6.76%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.28 £37.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Birmingham -6 9 £263 +38.16% 1
Shropshire -55 6 £105 -25.00%
Warwickshire +9 5 - -
Worcestershire -3 3 £200 +17.65% 1
Staffordshire -9 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £388 -
Coventry -13 1 £200 -11.11%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (20.00%) SCCM
7 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 6 (20.00%) Office 365
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 4 (13.33%) DNS
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) VMware
9 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
10 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (10.00%) Altiris
10 3 (10.00%) Time Management
10 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (10.00%) Service Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Power Management
4 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Altiris
4 3 (10.00%) Wyse
5 2 (6.67%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos