The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 130 137 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 30 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.53% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.56% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Median daily rate £180 £163 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £113 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.12 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.29 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.95 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+29.25% -3.57%
Desktop Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3800 3748 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.36% 94.31% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1994 1583
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 226 207
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 2 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 20 £180 +11.62%
Cheshire -7 6 £190 -
Lancashire +5 2 - -
Merseyside 0 2 £120 -49.47%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 North West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
3 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
4 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
5 16 (30.19%) Windows 8
6 14 (26.42%) MS Office
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
8 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 8 (15.09%) NHS
9 8 (15.09%) SCCM
10 7 (13.21%) Remedy
10 7 (13.21%) Cisco
10 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
11 6 (11.32%) Wyse
11 6 (11.32%) Finance
11 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
11 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
12 5 (9.43%) SystmOne
12 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (9.43%) AppSense
12 5 (9.43%) Banking
12 5 (9.43%) Apple
13 4 (7.55%) Internet
13 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
13 4 (7.55%) Unix
13 4 (7.55%) Linux
13 4 (7.55%) C
13 4 (7.55%) Migration

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Office
2 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.55%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) SMS
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.89%) Life Science
3 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
3 16 (30.19%) Windows 8
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
6 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (7.55%) Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 4 (7.55%) Migration
3 2 (3.77%) Information Security
3 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) ITSM
4 1 (1.89%) Network Management
4 1 (1.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.89%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) C
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.89%) CCNA
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco
2 7 (13.21%) Remedy
3 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
3 6 (11.32%) Wyse
4 5 (9.43%) Apple
4 5 (9.43%) AppSense
5 4 (7.55%) Lumension
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.89%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.89%) SAP