Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 194 152
Rank change year-on-year +41 -42 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 30 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.31% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 7
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £143 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -24.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £118 £130 £106
90th Percentile £344 £389 £206
England median daily rate £165 £169 £160
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.47% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.34 £13.75 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -17.17% +22.96%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.53 £11.07
90th Percentile £18.80 £16.60 £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.23 £14.78 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.22% -1.67%

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 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham +15 17 £194 -
Shropshire +22 6 £153 -66.04%
Coventry - 5 £225 -
Solihull +6 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £110 -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

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

1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) SCCM
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) SLA
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (16.67%) Office 365
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (13.33%) Line Management
8 4 (13.33%) Ticket Management
8 4 (13.33%) SMS
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) MCP
9 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (10.00%) Service Management
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
10 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
10 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.67%) Wireless
10 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) Degree
10 2 (6.67%) WSUS
10 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SMS
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Line Management
2 4 (13.33%) Ticket Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.33%) Presales
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) QA Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Robotic Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Dell
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Meraki
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Wyse