The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 588 588 562
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 23 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.022% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.024% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £235 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% -34.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £188 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £248 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £235 £369
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -36.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.83 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.05% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1943 1998 2143
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Senior Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -1 23 £275 +17.02%
London - 8 £276 -
City of London - 6 - -
South East -17 5 £164 -34.50%
East Midlands -8 4 - -
South West +4 3 - -
Hampshire +3 3 £164 -34.50%
East of England +2 2 £310 +37.77%
Lincolnshire 0 2 - -
Wiltshire -4 2 - -
Swindon -5 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £225 -
Lincoln - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Portsmouth 0 1 £103 -59.00%
West Yorkshire -21 1 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £310 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Corby - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £310 -
Dunstable - 1 - -

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (34.29%) SCCM
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) HP
6 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) ITIL
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (17.14%) DNS
8 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) MS Office
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.43%) Android
10 4 (11.43%) iPad
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (11.43%) SLA
10 4 (11.43%) DHCP
10 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.43%) McAfee
11 3 (8.57%) Sophos
11 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (8.57%) CommVault
11 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (5.71%) Broadband
4 2 (5.71%) Network Security
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) SSL
4 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) iPad
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.86%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) ITSM
2 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
2 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) CCA
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.86%) Casper Suite
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) HP
3 7 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) Sophos
6 3 (8.57%) Altiris
6 3 (8.57%) CommVault
6 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) Juniper
7 2 (5.71%) Adobe
7 2 (5.71%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) Compaq
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) Lotus
8 1 (2.86%) LANDesk