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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 108 119 132
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 32 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 5
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£180 £219 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £194 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.55 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.59% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £14.40 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.60 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.71
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.71%
Desktop Engineer
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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
2916 2663 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.30% 91.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1319 1540
Average daily rate £359 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 199 202
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Manchester -7 8 £202 - 2
Cheshire +2 1 - -
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England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 43 (60.56%) Windows XP
2 43 (60.56%) Windows 7
3 32 (45.07%) Citrix
4 31 (43.66%) SCCM
4 31 (43.66%) Security Cleared
5 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
6 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
7 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
8 23 (32.39%) MS Office
9 20 (28.17%) Windows Vista
10 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (23.94%) CA
11 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
12 16 (22.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (22.54%) Software Deployment
13 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (21.13%) AppSense
13 15 (21.13%) SLA
14 14 (19.72%) Lumension
15 9 (12.68%) DNS
15 9 (12.68%) DHCP
16 8 (11.27%) Thin Client
16 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (11.27%) Finance
16 8 (11.27%) 3G
16 8 (11.27%) Fat Client
17 7 (9.86%) ITIL
18 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
18 6 (8.45%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.82%) Lync
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (32.39%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) DNS
1 9 (12.68%) DHCP
2 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (11.27%) 3G
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.45%) VPN
3 6 (8.45%) SMS
4 4 (5.63%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) Intranet
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.27%) Thin Client
2 8 (11.27%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) PDA
5 2 (2.82%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 43 (60.56%) Windows XP
2 43 (60.56%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Vista
4 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Software Deployment
2 7 (9.86%) ITIL
3 6 (8.45%) TQM
4 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 3 (4.23%) Product Management
5 3 (4.23%) Change Control
6 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) Quality Management
6 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.82%) Change Management
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) Release Management
6 2 (2.82%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.82%) Web Development
7 1 (1.41%) Time Management
7 1 (1.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
1 5 (7.04%) VB
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (43.66%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) PMP
3 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.63%) XenApp
4 1 (1.41%) XenServer
4 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (43.66%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Citrix
2 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.94%) CA
4 15 (21.13%) AppSense
5 14 (19.72%) Lumension
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
7 3 (4.23%) Acronis
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco
9 1 (1.41%) HP
9 1 (1.41%) Remedy
9 1 (1.41%) VMware
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