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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Desktop Engineer
Rank 618 650 626
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 16 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.025% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £373 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £132 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £297 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.27%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 27 August 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 21 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 27 August 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 +19 16 £373 +65.55% 2
South East +13 7 £400 +144.27%
London +12 5 £284 +2.25% 2
Oxfordshire +2 4 £400 -
Oxford -3 4 £400 -
City of London +34 2 £293 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
East of England +19 1 - -
East Midlands -4 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £450 -
Shropshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £345 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Eastbourne - 1 £345 -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (41.18%) DNS
4 14 (41.18%) ITIL
5 13 (38.24%) Citrix
6 12 (35.29%) SCCM
6 12 (35.29%) Office 365
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 11 (32.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (32.35%) SCOM
7 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
8 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (29.41%) MCSE
8 10 (29.41%) VMware
8 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
9 9 (26.47%) Software Deployment
9 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
9 9 (26.47%) Migration
9 9 (26.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
9 9 (26.47%) IBM
9 9 (26.47%) Project Management
9 9 (26.47%) Firewall
10 8 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (23.53%) Extranet
10 8 (23.53%) Symantec
10 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
10 8 (23.53%) SQL Server

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 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (23.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (23.53%) MS Project
3 5 (14.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) DNS
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) Extranet
3 8 (23.53%) Network Security
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
5 3 (8.82%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) SMS
6 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (2.94%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) BYOD
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Phone
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.94%) Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 11 (32.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 9 (26.47%) Project Management
3 9 (26.47%) Software Deployment
4 8 (23.53%) Business Continuity
4 8 (23.53%) Capacity Management
4 8 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
4 8 (23.53%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Coaching
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.88%) Software Distribution
6 2 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) MCSE
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) HNC
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (23.53%) UAG
3 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) NFS
6 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) SCCM
2 11 (32.35%) SCOM
3 8 (23.53%) Backup Exec
3 8 (23.53%) IBM BigFix
3 8 (23.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) IBM
5 8 (23.53%) Symantec
6 3 (8.82%) Apple
6 3 (8.82%) LANDesk
7 2 (5.88%) Avaya
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.94%) AppSense
8 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Novell
8 1 (2.94%) Reuters
8 1 (2.94%) Wyse