The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 83 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.21% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +6.71%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1337 942 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.98% 94.11% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 423 644
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 £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 90 81
Average hourly rate £14.54 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Technician
North West

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Desktop Technician
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 Technician within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
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Vacancies
Stockport - 3 - -
Desktop Technician
North West

Desktop Technician
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense