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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Manager
Rank 573 550 542
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Manager 48 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 30
Average daily rate £450 £375 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £120 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
- -59.23%
Desktop Manager
UK

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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 27 £475 +10.46%
East of England - 7 £450 -
East Midlands - 4 £383 -
South West +2 3 £405 +24.61%
West Midlands -12 3 £550 +29.41%
South East -18 3 £475 +58.33% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £230 -
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Desktop Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (32.50%) PRINCE2
2 25 (31.25%) Windows
3 21 (26.25%) Project Management
3 21 (26.25%) Finance
4 17 (21.25%) Migration
4 17 (21.25%) ITIL
4 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
5 15 (18.75%) Office 365
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
6 11 (13.75%) Banking
6 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (11.25%) Citrix
9 8 (10.00%) SCCM
10 7 (8.75%) MS Office
11 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (6.25%) SLA
12 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
12 5 (6.25%) LAN
12 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
12 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
13 4 (5.00%) Line Management
13 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
13 4 (5.00%) ITIL V3
13 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
13 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (5.00%) XenApp

Desktop Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) Skype
3 2 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) SAN
4 1 (1.25%) VLAN
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
2 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Front Office
3 4 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) CSS
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
1 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.25%) NHS
2 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.25%) User Experience
2 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) PRINCE2
2 21 (26.25%) Project Management
3 17 (21.25%) ITIL
3 17 (21.25%) Migration
4 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.00%) Line Management
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.75%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Change Control
7 3 (3.75%) People Management
7 3 (3.75%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.75%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.50%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (5.00%) MCDST
2 4 (5.00%) MCP
2 4 (5.00%) MCSE
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.75%) APMP
4 2 (2.50%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) PMP
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) XenApp
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Citrix
3 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
4 2 (2.50%) Avaya
4 2 (2.50%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco
4 2 (2.50%) Reuters
5 1 (1.25%) FactSet
5 1 (1.25%) Google
5 1 (1.25%) HP