The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 568 565 589
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Support Engineer 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
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 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 7 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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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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 -4 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
5 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) MS Office
6 4 (36.36%) Banking
6 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
6 4 (36.36%) Hedge funds
7 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (27.27%) AppSense
7 3 (27.27%) Altiris
7 3 (27.27%) Speakerbus
7 3 (27.27%) XenApp
8 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Financial Institution
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 4 (36.36%) Hedge funds
3 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
3 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
3 2 (18.18%) iPad
4 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) AppSense
2 3 (27.27%) Altiris
2 3 (27.27%) Speakerbus
3 1 (9.09%) Polycom
3 1 (9.09%) Reuters
3 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco