Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 154 201
Rank change year-on-year -25 +47 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 44 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 0.86% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.90% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 7
North West median daily rate £123 £180 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.94% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £95 £129 £120
90th Percentile £177 £345 £308
England median daily rate £171 £165 £170
% change year-on-year +3.79% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 7
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% - -
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.50% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Manchester -10 21 £138 -23.61% 4
Cheshire -12 11 - - 1
Merseyside -5 8 £108 -40.28%
Lancashire -23 3 £170 -23.60%
Cumbria -1 1 £114 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows 10
3 20 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 15 (34.09%) SCCM
4 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
5 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
6 12 (27.27%) Office 365
7 8 (18.18%) Apple
8 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
8 7 (15.91%) Retail
9 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (13.64%) HP
9 6 (13.64%) Citrix
9 6 (13.64%) Mac OS X
10 5 (11.36%) Lotus
10 5 (11.36%) Thin Client
10 5 (11.36%) IBM Notes
10 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
10 5 (11.36%) VMware
10 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.36%) Fat Client
10 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
10 5 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
10 5 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (11.36%) vRealize
10 5 (11.36%) Xerox
10 5 (11.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (11.36%) vSphere
10 5 (11.36%) vMotion

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (11.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
General
1 7 (15.91%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Publishing
3 2 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.36%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows 10
3 20 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.64%) Mac OS X
6 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (9.09%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 4 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 2 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) ITSM
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.27%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (2.27%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (2.27%) OOD
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
2 5 (11.36%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.36%) vMotion
2 5 (11.36%) vRealize
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Apple
3 6 (13.64%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) HP
4 5 (11.36%) Lotus
4 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Xerox
5 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.55%) Ivanti
6 2 (4.55%) Snow
7 1 (2.27%) Altiris
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Mitel
7 1 (2.27%) Polycom
7 1 (2.27%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) Sophos