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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 138 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 22 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.63% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Average daily rate £160 £188 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £145 £160
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.48 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.16 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 11 £130 -30.66%
Cheshire 0 7 £275 +83.33% 1
Lancashire -1 4 £255 +6.25%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) Internet
5 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.19%) Migration
7 10 (23.81%) Banking
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Apple
9 8 (19.05%) NHS
10 7 (16.67%) MS Office
10 7 (16.67%) SCCM
11 6 (14.29%) VMware
12 5 (11.90%) C
12 5 (11.90%) Linux
12 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
12 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
12 5 (11.90%) SystmOne
13 4 (9.52%) SQL
13 4 (9.52%) ITIL
13 4 (9.52%) Citrix
14 3 (7.14%) Symantec
14 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
14 3 (7.14%) LAN
14 3 (7.14%) WAN
14 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
14 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (23.81%) Banking
2 9 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) NHS
2 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 5 (11.90%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.76%) Unix
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) Change Management
3 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Apple
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) AppSense
5 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) Lumension
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.38%) SafeCom