Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 July 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 167 167
Rank change year-on-year +28 0 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £145 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +175.86% -3.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £375 £94 £120
90th Percentile £425 £212 £341
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £175 £150
% change year-on-year +128.57% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.68 £17.50 £14.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +23.44% -
10th Percentile £11.58 £17.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £23.10 £17.50 £17.23
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £12.42
% change year-on-year -9.37% +40.90% -17.20%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2763 3915 3962
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.32% 96.50% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 2673 2626
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £231
90th Percentile £550 £558 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 100 145
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.43 £12.18 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -12.22% +6.69%
10th Percentile £9.25 £8.50 £8.90
90th Percentile £29.09 £19.58 £37.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -2.62%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Leeds +22 4 £400 +100.00% 2
Bradford - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) BCP
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) BCP
1 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Coaching
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) VMware