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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 73 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£205 £184 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.47%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 1044 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.34% 93.63% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 525 611
Average daily rate £330 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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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
Bolton - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
North West

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.67%) Social Media
8 1 (6.67%) Lync
8 1 (6.67%) Change Control
8 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (6.67%) SCOM
8 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (6.67%) Product Management
8 1 (6.67%) Change Management
8 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.67%) Lync
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Social Media
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Product Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) CA
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco