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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 627 607 607
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 17 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.031% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Median daily rate £290 £263 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £253 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £273 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 - £245
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 0
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 -
% change year-on-year
+3.71% -

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 18 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 30 May 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 £290 +10.47% 1
London +2 7 £290 +10.47% 1
South East -5 7 £168 -
Brighton - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
City of London +42 2 £295 - 1
Hampshire 0 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
East Midlands +6 1 - -
East of England - 1 £320 -
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £168 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £320 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (39.29%) SCCM
5 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 10 (35.71%) ITIL
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (28.57%) Symantec
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (28.57%) Office 365
7 8 (28.57%) Software Deployment
7 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (25.00%) SCOM
8 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.00%) MCSE
8 7 (25.00%) C
8 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (21.43%) Project Management
9 6 (21.43%) Backup Exec
9 6 (21.43%) Business Continuity
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 6 (21.43%) MS Project
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint

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 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Project
3 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) Extranet
3 6 (21.43%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) SMS
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.57%) Android
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (21.43%) Business Continuity
4 6 (21.43%) Capacity Management
4 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (7.14%) Coaching
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.00%) MCSE
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) MCITP
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) HNC
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (21.43%) UAG
3 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (21.43%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) SCOM
3 6 (21.43%) Backup Exec
3 6 (21.43%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (21.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Citrix
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Symantec
4 6 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) LANDesk
6 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) AppSense
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.57%) Reuters
7 1 (3.57%) Wyse
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