The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 598 608 580
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 16 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.031% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.033% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Median daily rate £290 £263 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £253 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £273 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 - £245
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 0
Median hourly rate £17.45 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 -
% change year-on-year
+3.71% -
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Senior Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +6 7 £168 -
London +5 7 £290 +10.47% 1
East Midlands +11 1 - -
East of England - 1 £320 -
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) ITIL
4 10 (37.04%) SCCM
5 9 (33.33%) Citrix
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (29.63%) Symantec
6 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (29.63%) Office 365
6 8 (29.63%) Software Deployment
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
7 7 (25.93%) SCOM
7 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
7 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
7 7 (25.93%) C
7 7 (25.93%) Firewall
8 6 (22.22%) Migration
8 6 (22.22%) Backup Exec
8 6 (22.22%) Business Continuity
8 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (22.22%) Project Management
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) MS Project
8 6 (22.22%) MCSE
8 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Project
3 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) Extranet
3 6 (22.22%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Phone
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.70%) Android
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Software Deployment
3 6 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 6 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) MCSE
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) HNC
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (22.22%) UAG
3 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) SCOM
3 6 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 6 (22.22%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (22.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (29.63%) Symantec
5 6 (22.22%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 2 (7.41%) Sophos
8 1 (3.70%) AppSense
8 1 (3.70%) Avaya
8 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
8 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.70%) Reuters
8 1 (3.70%) Wyse
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