The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 89 76 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.68% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£180 - £184
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 - £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 - £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
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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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1446 1171 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.39% 94.89% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 629 471
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Wyse
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (8.33%) iPad
6 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
6 1 (8.33%) Lync
6 1 (8.33%) Acronis
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Lumension
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (8.33%) iPhone
6 1 (8.33%) Compaq
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) CA
6 1 (8.33%) Apple

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) Acronis
4 1 (8.33%) Lumension
4 1 (8.33%) Compaq
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint