The median contractor rate for a Desktop Manager was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 606 564
Rank change year-on-year +45 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Manager 19 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.043% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.045% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 29
Median daily rate £501 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.38% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £248 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £325 £398
% change year-on-year +52.07% -18.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Desktop Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 15 £503 +5.78% 2
South East +36 3 £481 +48.07%
South West +2 1 £486 +2.31%
Desktop Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Office 365
3 12 (31.58%) Project Management
4 11 (28.95%) Migration
4 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
6 9 (23.68%) ITIL
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) SCCM
7 7 (18.42%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
9 5 (13.16%) PMP
9 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.53%) PMI
10 4 (10.53%) Logistics
10 4 (10.53%) Supplier Management
10 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
11 3 (7.89%) PMO
11 3 (7.89%) Application Rationalisation
11 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
11 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
11 3 (7.89%) Citrix
11 3 (7.89%) VoIP
11 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis

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 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) VoIP
2 2 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) PBX
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Blockchain
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.53%) PMI
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Project Management
2 11 (28.95%) Migration
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 9 (23.68%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Logistics
5 4 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.89%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Design
7 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team Management
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) SEO
8 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.16%) PMP
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) Avaya
4 1 (2.63%) BT
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) iManage
4 1 (2.63%) Siemens
4 1 (2.63%) VMware