The median contractor rate for a Desktop Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 579 558
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Manager 17 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.095% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.099% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 27
Median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £320 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £350
% change year-on-year +3.97% +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +8 5 £488 +21.87% 2
South East +18 4 £500 +15.94%
North West +30 2 £450 +9.09%
West Midlands +12 2 £393 -28.63%
East of England -3 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Desktop Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (35.48%) Office 365
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (16.13%) SCCM
5 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.13%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) Service Management
6 4 (12.90%) DNS
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.68%) Application Rationalisation
7 3 (9.68%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (9.68%) PMO
7 3 (9.68%) Retail
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) French Language
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (9.68%) PMI
7 3 (9.68%) PMP
7 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
7 3 (9.68%) NHS

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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.68%) French Language
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
1 3 (9.68%) PMI
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
2 9 (29.03%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
5 3 (9.68%) Application Rationalisation
5 3 (9.68%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
5 3 (9.68%) Logistics
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Service Design
7 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.23%) Email Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.68%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec
3 1 (3.23%) VMware