Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 187 173
Rank change year-on-year +36 -14 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 32 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.72% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.37% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 6
Yorkshire median daily rate £138 £183 £126
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.66% +44.55% -0.98%
10th Percentile £113 £176 £113
90th Percentile £185 £217 £271
England median daily rate £165 £168 £160
% change year-on-year -1.49% +4.69% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 27
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +6.12% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.70 £127.50 £16.68
England median hourly rate £15.23 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.53% +1.69% -1.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4294 5188 5852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.13% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2846 3331 3898
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.58 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +25 14 £180 -1.37% 2
North Yorkshire - 12 £123 -
South Yorkshire +12 5 - -
East Yorkshire -8 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

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 Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (56.25%) Windows 7
4 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (18.75%) DNS
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) SCCM
7 5 (15.63%) MCDST
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (12.50%) Office 365
8 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
9 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.38%) SLA
10 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.25%) Time Management
10 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.25%) VMware
10 2 (6.25%) Logistics
10 2 (6.25%) Finance
10 2 (6.25%) Service Management
10 2 (6.25%) Apple
10 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
10 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Logistics
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) Coaching
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Server Building
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Apple
2 2 (6.25%) Dell
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
3 1 (3.13%) Wyse