The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 592 569 566
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.018% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.019% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£251 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £173 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £368
% change year-on-year
- -38.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.86 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.27% -
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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
48378 47116 45288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31417 29051 27524
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1859 1986
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.29 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 27 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 4 £164 -61.47%
East of England +3 3 £310 +37.77%
East Midlands -8 3 - -
London - 2 £278 -
Yorkshire -26 1 - -
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Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (31.03%) SCCM
5 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) Citrix
8 5 (17.24%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (13.79%) iPad
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
10 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
10 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.34%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) SLA
10 3 (10.34%) McAfee
10 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
10 3 (10.34%) iPhone
10 3 (10.34%) Altiris
11 2 (6.90%) Software Packaging
11 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) iPad
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) iPhone
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) PDA
5 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
2 2 (6.90%) ITSM
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCP
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ACTC
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.45%) Casper Suite
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Altiris
3 3 (10.34%) McAfee
4 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 2 (6.90%) Bloomberg
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Compaq
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos