Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 192 191
Rank change year-on-year +41 -1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 53 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.37% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 24
North West median daily rate £180 £150 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33% +28.57%
10th Percentile £132 £126 £123
90th Percentile £262 £202 £288
England median daily rate £155 £165 £160
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.13% -1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 23
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.00% +53.85%
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £15.13
% change year-on-year +4.00% +0.83% +0.83%

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 5,117 5,614 7,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 94.59% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,247 3,608 4,683
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £225 £225
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 247 399
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £18.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% -20.14% +36.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Cheshire +8 22 - - 1
Manchester +25 18 £180 +20.00%
Merseyside +12 6 £180 +20.00%
Lancashire +8 3 £223 +58.93%
Cumbria -1 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Windows 10
3 29 (54.72%) Windows 7
4 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
5 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.53%) Apple
7 12 (22.64%) Migration
7 12 (22.64%) Time Management
8 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.09%) SCCM
9 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
10 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
11 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (9.43%) ITIL
12 5 (9.43%) Break/Fix
13 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
13 3 (5.66%) Office 365
13 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
13 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
13 3 (5.66%) Banking
13 3 (5.66%) Oracle
13 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
13 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
13 3 (5.66%) LAN
13 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (5.66%) VMware
14 2 (3.77%) Citrix
14 2 (3.77%) WAN
14 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
14 2 (3.77%) SLA

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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.66%) Banking
1 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
1 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Windows 10
3 29 (54.72%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Migration
1 12 (22.64%) Time Management
2 5 (9.43%) Break/Fix
2 5 (9.43%) ITIL
3 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.77%) CRM
3 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.89%) Change Management
4 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.89%) DevOps
4 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (1.89%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (1.89%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.89%) Product Management
4 1 (1.89%) Project Management
4 1 (1.89%) SFIA
4 1 (1.89%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec