Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Manager was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Manager
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 822 796
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Manager 37 33 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.034% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.036% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 34
England median daily rate £433 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.34% -12.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £313
90th Percentile £679 £563 £509
UK median daily rate £433 £355 £450
% change year-on-year +21.92% -21.17% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK median hourly rate - - £17.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Desktop Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Desktop Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Manager in England

Desktop Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Manager in England

Desktop Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Manager in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Manager in England

Desktop Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Manager in England

Desktop Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 18 £500 +50.94% 1
South East +2 9 £450 +16.88%
Midlands +30 4 £400 +4.58%
South West +1 4 £486 +62.00%
West Midlands +18 2 £300 -39.06%
East Midlands 0 2 £400 +4.58%
North of England +55 1 £350 -44.00% 2
North West +28 1 £350 -44.00% 2
East of England -3 1 £425 +2.41%
Desktop Manager
UK

Desktop Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Desktop Manager 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 England region featuring Desktop Manager in the job title.

1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
3 11 (29.73%) Office 365
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
4 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.62%) Migration
6 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.22%) ITIL
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
8 5 (13.51%) SCCM
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) Citrix
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 4 (10.81%) Service Management
9 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.81%) Contract Management
10 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
10 3 (8.11%) MCSE
10 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification

Desktop Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) PBX
2 2 (5.41%) Skype
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) PMI
4 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
2 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.62%) Migration
4 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.81%) Contract Management
6 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (5.41%) Logistics
8 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team Management
9 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
9 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.70%) Investment Management
9 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Avaya
3 2 (5.41%) BT
3 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.41%) Siemens
4 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.70%) Reuters
4 1 (2.70%) Wyse