The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 79 70 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.33% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £135 - £139
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 - £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £163 £140
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Engineer
North West

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 18 April 2014, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Law
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Social Media
6 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Lotus
6 1 (14.29%) NHS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Lotus
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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