The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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 Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 95 90
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £180 £161
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.38 - £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.71% -9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 24 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
Stockport - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) NetWare
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) WinForms
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) NetWare
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Line Management
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) OO
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
1 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) IBM