The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / North West
Rank 120 130 128
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 11 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.77% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Median daily rate £150 £175 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +1.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £153
% change year-on-year -1.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +0.15% +18.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
Merseyside +6 4 £150 +25.00%
Manchester 0 4 £150 -14.28%
Cheshire +22 2 - -
Lancashire +17 1 £140 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) MS Office
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365
5 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Apple
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft