The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Desktop Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Technician
England / North West
Rank - 156 138
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £143 £130
% change year-on-year
-21.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +20.75%

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
2439 3669 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.71% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2179 1733
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 184
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.97 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Desktop Technician in the job title.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Technician
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 Technician across the North West region.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Technician
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 Technician across the North West region.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the North West