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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 608 629 647
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 16 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.031% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.032% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Median daily rate £225 £244 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £172 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £288 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £244 £319
% change year-on-year
-40.51% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 2016.

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 23 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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 16 £225 -7.69% 2
London +5 7 £405 -
Yorkshire +18 2 - -
South East +15 2 - -
East of England +7 2 £145 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Norfolk +9 1 £115 -
North West +3 1 - -
Lincoln +2 1 - -
Lincolnshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 - -
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £115 -
Luton - 1 £175 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 17 (53.13%) SCCM
4 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
6 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) MS Office
8 7 (21.88%) Citrix
8 7 (21.88%) Office 365
9 6 (18.75%) DHCP
9 6 (18.75%) ITIL
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
10 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Apple
10 5 (15.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 4 (12.50%) SCOM
11 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
11 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (12.50%) VMware
12 3 (9.38%) Software Packaging
12 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
12 3 (9.38%) Kerberos

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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
3 3 (9.38%) LDAP
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) Extranet
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) BYOD
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
2 1 (3.13%) iPhone
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Android
8 1 (3.13%) Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Service Design
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Email Filtering
5 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) HNC
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.13%) NFS
5 1 (3.13%) UAG
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Apple
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Novell
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
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