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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 145 133 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.73% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 13
Median daily rate £160 £238 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £155 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.01% -19.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £13.00 £105.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.78 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -
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
3043 3960 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.91% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2384 1795
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 191 177
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 December 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 December 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
Cheshire 0 6 £186 -25.50% 2
Lancashire -2 2 - - 1
Manchester -3 1 £160 +14.69% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 5 (22.73%) MS Office
5 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) DHCP
6 4 (18.18%) DNS
6 4 (18.18%) Lotus
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (13.64%) Internet
7 3 (13.64%) Apple
7 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
7 3 (13.64%) Office 365
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
8 2 (9.09%) SCCM
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
8 2 (9.09%) Email Migration
8 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DHCP
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) DECT
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 2 (9.09%) Email Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CCNA
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.55%) MCSA
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCSM
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Symantec
3 4 (18.18%) Lotus
4 3 (13.64%) Apple
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) TOWER Software
6 1 (4.55%) Veeam