Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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 Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 157 140
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 15 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.15% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Manchester median daily rate £180 £160 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £119 £140 £102
90th Percentile £380 £177 £198
North West median daily rate £180 £170 £225
% change year-on-year +5.88% -24.44% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £13.50 - £14.50
10th Percentile £10.99 - £14.25
90th Percentile £15.88 - £14.75
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% +1.82% -8.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2785 3343 3619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.46% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2136 2088
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 79 144
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.72% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.20 £10.58
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Manchester 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
Stockport +5 2 £120 -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
North West

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

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

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Android
6 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) Apple
8 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (6.67%) Gantt Chart
9 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
9 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
9 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.67%) Presales
9 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Robotic Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
2 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) HP