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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 590 603 596
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 10 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.029% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.031% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £225 £200 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £200 £188
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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
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 18 January 2017.

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 17 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 18 January 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 +18 9 £225 +12.50%
London +10 4 £388 -
East of England +7 2 £175 -
South East +15 1 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £175 -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 29 (96.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
2 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (53.33%) SCCM
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 8 (26.67%) DNS
6 8 (26.67%) MS Office
7 7 (23.33%) DHCP
7 7 (23.33%) Office 365
8 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) SLA
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) Apple
9 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 5 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
11 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (10.00%) Android
11 3 (10.00%) SCOM
11 3 (10.00%) Time Management
11 3 (10.00%) Software Packaging

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Statistics
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.33%) Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (6.67%) Analytics
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Information Security
3 2 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Service Design
3 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) HNC
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) NFS
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Apple
2 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp