The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 562 539 554
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.012% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£235 £275 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £183 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £351 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £370 £275
% change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £17.70
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £16.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 - £18.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £16.72
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Desktop Engineer
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Senior Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer across the England region.

Senior Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer across the England region.

Senior Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £150 -
London - - - -
Senior Desktop Engineer
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Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Desktop Engineer in their job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (40.00%) Banking
6 7 (35.00%) SCCM
7 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (30.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (30.00%) Financial Institution
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) VB
9 4 (20.00%) MS Office
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (15.00%) CA
10 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (15.00%) Symantec
10 3 (15.00%) Altiris

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Desktop Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Change Control
2 3 (15.00%) Product Management
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (15.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) CA
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
3 3 (15.00%) Altiris
3 3 (15.00%) AppSense
3 3 (15.00%) Speakerbus
4 2 (10.00%) Reuters
4 2 (10.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Novell
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Polycom