The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 573 552 572
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 11 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.024% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
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£245 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.98% +29.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £368 £275
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +33.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £17.70
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £16.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 - £18.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £17.70
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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
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 13 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 10 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 10 £245 -10.90% 1
Scotland -8 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Finance
4 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 10 (45.45%) Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Investment Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Financial Institution
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
5 8 (36.36%) SCCM
5 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
7 6 (27.27%) Hedge funds
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
8 5 (22.73%) VPN
8 5 (22.73%) Citrix
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (18.18%) VB
9 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 3 (13.64%) Change Control
10 3 (13.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (13.64%) Speakerbus
10 3 (13.64%) Polycom
10 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (13.64%) XenApp
10 3 (13.64%) Product Management
10 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Banking
3 8 (36.36%) Investment Banking
3 8 (36.36%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Hedge funds
2 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.55%) NHS
5 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Product Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VB
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (13.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) CA
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) AppSense
3 3 (13.64%) Altiris
3 3 (13.64%) Speakerbus
3 3 (13.64%) Polycom
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Reuters
4 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.55%) Novell
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
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