The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 582 614 613
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 14 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.021% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £200 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate - £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- +4.66%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
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 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
England +31 12 - -
South East +19 6 - -
Hampshire +15 4 - -
Havant -1 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 - -
East of England +5 3 - -
Berkshire +20 2 - -
Cambridge +11 2 - -
Reading +11 2 - -
London +7 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) SCCM
5 10 (34.48%) Migration
6 8 (27.59%) Data Migration
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.69%) Office 365
7 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
9 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
9 4 (13.79%) DNS
9 4 (13.79%) SLA
9 4 (13.79%) Citrix
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (10.34%) Android
10 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
10 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
10 3 (10.34%) Statistics
10 3 (10.34%) VoIP
10 3 (10.34%) DHCP
10 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
10 3 (10.34%) Service Management
10 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
11 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
2 3 (10.34%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
5 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Data Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Time Management
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Statistics
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) AppSense
4 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.45%) VMware