The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 122 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 17 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£188 £195 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.40 £15.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -12.04%
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
2967 2586 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.90% 90.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1302 1382
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 190 203
Average hourly rate £16.38 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Merseyside +1 6 £149 -33.88%
Manchester - 5 £188 -
Cheshire +6 1 £150 -9.09%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 32 (64.00%) Windows XP
3 28 (56.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (36.00%) Citrix
4 18 (36.00%) SCCM
5 15 (30.00%) MS Office
5 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) Windows Vista
8 10 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 9 (18.00%) CA
9 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (18.00%) AppSense
9 9 (18.00%) Lumension
9 9 (18.00%) Software Deployment
10 7 (14.00%) Migration
11 6 (12.00%) SLA
12 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.00%) Thin Client
13 4 (8.00%) Finance
13 4 (8.00%) Fat Client
13 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (6.00%) DHCP
14 3 (6.00%) DNS
14 3 (6.00%) 3G

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) 3G
2 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 32 (64.00%) Windows XP
3 28 (56.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (26.00%) Windows Vista
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Software Deployment
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.00%) TQM
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.00%) Service Management
4 1 (2.00%) Time Management
4 1 (2.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) VB
1 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Citrix
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) AppSense
3 9 (18.00%) CA
3 9 (18.00%) Lumension
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Acronis
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.00%) HP