Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Desktop Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 233 249 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.014% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
City of London median daily rate £313 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.21% - -
Central London median daily rate £300 £363 -
% change year-on-year -17.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 - -
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,477 6,677 5,853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.40% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,059 5,308 4,649
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.32%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 91 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.52% -12.78%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.25 £12.81
90th Percentile £33.53 £31.00 £53.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -12.82%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Senior Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Mac OS
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) MCTS
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Mac OS
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ACSP
1 2 (28.57%) ACTC
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) MCTS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PMO
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Ivanti
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP