The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Desktop Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 643 654 632
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Support Engineer 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.007% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £284 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+97.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
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 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +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 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer within the UK.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer within the UK.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top 16 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +9 10 £284 +62.14% 1
London - 4 £275 - 1
South East +18 3 £345 +236.58%
Berkshire - 2 - -
East of England +16 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £293 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Eastbourne - 1 £345 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £345 -

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Senior Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) MS Office
5 5 (26.32%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Office 365
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 3 (15.79%) Apple
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) C
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.79%) LANDesk
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) Coaching
8 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
8 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
8 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Senior Desktop Support 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.26%) Extranet
3 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VLAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Coaching
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Data Security
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 3 (15.79%) LANDesk
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Avaya
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Novell
5 1 (5.26%) Reuters
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec