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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 86 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 19 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Median daily rate £180 £161 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £109 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £170 £147
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.16 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.18 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.18% -
Desktop Engineer
North West

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
1753 1455 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.60% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 794 617
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 68 65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) Remedy
4 8 (28.57%) DNS
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (21.43%) Wyse
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) NHS
8 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
9 2 (7.14%) Legal
9 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (7.14%) VMware
9 2 (7.14%) SCCM
9 2 (7.14%) MS Office
9 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
10 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (3.57%) VPN
10 1 (3.57%) Adobe
10 1 (3.57%) Shockwave
10 1 (3.57%) CCNA
10 1 (3.57%) SAP
10 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
10 1 (3.57%) C
10 1 (3.57%) Flash

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
1 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Migration
2 1 (3.57%) Network Management
2 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
2 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SafeCom
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco
1 8 (28.57%) Remedy
2 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 6 (21.43%) Wyse
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Adobe
6 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.57%) SAP