Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 176 191
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 42 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.42% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
North West median daily rate £200 £150 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -4.76%
10th Percentile £131 £146 £114
90th Percentile £388 £220 £210
England median daily rate £175 £150 £155
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.53% +7.80%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.23 £21.00 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.13 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.86% -9.70% +8.06%

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 5,588 5,186 7,274
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.43% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,469 3,139 4,406
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 288 310
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -2.47% +9.70%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.38 £50.45 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
% change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%

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 22 June 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
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 22 June 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 +2 17 £308 +36.67%
Manchester -12 16 £195 +30.00% 2
Cumbria - 4 - -
Merseyside +18 2 £180 +20.00%
Lancashire -11 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 23 (54.76%) Windows 10
4 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) Migration
5 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
6 12 (28.57%) Time Management
7 10 (23.81%) SCCM
7 10 (23.81%) Citrix
8 9 (21.43%) Apple
8 9 (21.43%) VMware
8 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (16.67%) ITIL
10 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.29%) Office 365
12 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
12 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) Break/Fix
13 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
13 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
13 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
13 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
13 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (9.52%) Finance
14 3 (7.14%) Banking
14 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
14 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
14 3 (7.14%) LAN

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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) PaaS
3 2 (4.76%) SaaS
4 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) IPsec
2 2 (4.76%) Skype
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Windows 10
3 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Migration
2 12 (28.57%) Time Management
3 7 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Break/Fix
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
6 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.76%) Data Management
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) Open Source
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.76%) SFIA
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCDP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) Apple
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Altiris
5 1 (2.38%) Sage
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec