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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 105 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
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£193 £188 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £152 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £218 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £18.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.00 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
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
2838 2667 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.02% 92.25% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1318 1565
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 223
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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
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 27 August 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
Manchester +1 8 £185 +0.68%
Merseyside - 7 £200 -
Cheshire -2 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 71 (93.42%) Windows
2 49 (64.47%) Windows 7
3 48 (63.16%) Windows XP
4 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
5 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
7 35 (46.05%) Citrix
7 35 (46.05%) SCCM
8 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
9 30 (39.47%) MS Office
10 26 (34.21%) Windows Vista
11 22 (28.95%) Blackberry
12 21 (27.63%) CA
13 20 (26.32%) SLA
13 20 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (26.32%) Software Deployment
14 19 (25.00%) AppSense
15 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (23.68%) Lumension
16 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (14.47%) DNS
18 9 (11.84%) TQM
19 8 (10.53%) 3G
19 8 (10.53%) DHCP
20 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
20 7 (9.21%) VPN
20 7 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
20 7 (9.21%) Finance
21 6 (7.89%) SMS
21 6 (7.89%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Lync
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (39.47%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) DNS
2 8 (10.53%) 3G
2 8 (10.53%) DHCP
3 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.21%) VPN
3 7 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (7.89%) SMS
5 5 (6.58%) Wireless
6 2 (2.63%) LAN
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
7 1 (1.32%) Intranet
7 1 (1.32%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
1 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.32%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 6 (7.89%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.95%) Smartcard
3 3 (3.95%) PDA
4 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Social Media
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 71 (93.42%) Windows
2 49 (64.47%) Windows 7
3 48 (63.16%) Windows XP
4 26 (34.21%) Windows Vista
5 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Software Deployment
2 9 (11.84%) TQM
3 6 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (3.95%) Service Management
4 3 (3.95%) Change Management
4 3 (3.95%) Change Control
4 3 (3.95%) Product Management
5 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.63%) Quality Management
5 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE
5 2 (2.63%) Migration
5 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.63%) Web Development
5 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Release Management
5 2 (2.63%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) VB
1 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
2 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) PMP
3 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.95%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) XenServer
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (46.05%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (46.05%) Citrix
2 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.63%) CA
4 19 (25.00%) AppSense
5 18 (23.68%) Lumension
6 4 (5.26%) Symantec
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) Acronis
8 2 (2.63%) Remedy
8 2 (2.63%) Apple
9 1 (1.32%) VMware
9 1 (1.32%) Lotus