The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 96 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 40 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £180 £95 £139
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -31.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £95 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £179 £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £163 £140
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.40 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.40 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North West region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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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Manchester -9 7 £135 - 1
Cheshire -10 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) Windows 7
3 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
4 27 (54.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
5 25 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 20 (40.00%) MS Office
7 16 (32.00%) SCCM
8 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.00%) Citrix
9 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
9 11 (22.00%) Windows Vista
10 10 (20.00%) SLA
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (18.00%) AppSense
12 8 (16.00%) CA
12 8 (16.00%) Lumension
12 8 (16.00%) Software Deployment
13 7 (14.00%) TQM
14 6 (12.00%) DNS
15 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (8.00%) Migration
16 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (8.00%) Lotus
16 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
16 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
17 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
17 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
17 3 (6.00%) Cisco
17 3 (6.00%) SMS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.00%) Lync
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) SMS
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) PDA
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (92.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) Windows 7
3 25 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Vista
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Software Deployment
2 7 (14.00%) TQM
3 4 (8.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) Project Management
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.00%) Service Management
4 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (54.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) XenServer
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (26.00%) Citrix
2 9 (18.00%) AppSense
3 8 (16.00%) CA
3 8 (16.00%) Lumension
4 4 (8.00%) Lotus
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) Remedy
6 2 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.00%) Acronis
7 1 (2.00%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
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