The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Manager
Rank 564 549 570
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Manager 14 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.041% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.045% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 0
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£350 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 -
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Manager in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Manager across the England region.

Desktop Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Desktop Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Manager across the England region.

Desktop Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 9 £500 +8.10% 3
South East +3 2 £350 +2.94%
North West -6 1 £300 -36.84%
East of England - - - -
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Desktop Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Manager in their job title.

1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.81%) SLA
4 4 (14.81%) SCCM
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Lync
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.41%) Interwoven
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Finance
6 2 (7.41%) Law
6 2 (7.41%) Legal
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) WorkSite
7 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8

Desktop Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.81%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Law
1 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) iPad
1 1 (3.70%) Statistics
1 1 (3.70%) PMI
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.70%) Line Management
6 1 (3.70%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee
4 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) SAP