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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 577 557 550
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 21 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£275 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% -14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £188 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £248 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £235 £369
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -36.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.83 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% -
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
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £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 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 July 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
London - 8 £276 -
South East -9 5 £164 -34.50%
East Midlands -5 3 - -
East of England +3 2 £310 +37.77%
South West -3 2 - -
Yorkshire -28 1 - -
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Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) SCCM
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) MS Office
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) iPad
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) SLA
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.00%) DNS
9 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (10.00%) McAfee
9 3 (10.00%) iPhone
9 3 (10.00%) Altiris
9 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 2 (6.67%) vSphere
10 2 (6.67%) Network Security

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Broadband
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.33%) iPad
3 3 (10.00%) iPhone
3 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) PDA
5 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) ITSM
2 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ACTC
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.33%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Altiris
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Bloomberg
5 2 (6.67%) Adobe
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Compaq
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos
6 1 (3.33%) LANDesk