The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 93 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £160 £130 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -30.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%

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
1298 1771 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 95.01% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 1016 803
Median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 65
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory