Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 766 844 837
Rank change year-on-year +78 -7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 32 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.028% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.029% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 7
England median daily rate £150 £291 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.50% +16.50% +6.38%
10th Percentile £130 £213 £136
90th Percentile £323 £373 £299
UK median daily rate £155 £291 £213
% change year-on-year -46.78% +37.06% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 21
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.01% -9.05%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01% -9.05%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83113 96531 98196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54247 63610 61933
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 2822 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.99 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in England

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 11 £155 -46.55% 1
East of England -9 9 £150 -53.13%
South East +24 6 - -
North of England +73 3 - -
Midlands +28 3 £150 -66.67%
East Midlands -5 2 £150 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West +42 1 - -
West Midlands +34 1 - -
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (96.88%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) Migration
5 11 (34.38%) Time Management
6 10 (31.25%) Data Migration
6 10 (31.25%) Apple iOS
7 9 (28.13%) Android
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
8 7 (21.88%) Break/Fix
8 7 (21.88%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) Smartphone
8 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.63%) Software Distribution
10 5 (15.63%) Office 365
10 5 (15.63%) SCCM
10 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
11 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (12.50%) SLA
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (9.38%) VMware
12 3 (9.38%) MCSE
12 3 (9.38%) DNS
12 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
12 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
12 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.25%) IPv6
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) SMTP
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Smartphone
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (31.25%) Apple iOS
4 9 (28.13%) Android
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 11 (34.38%) Time Management
3 10 (31.25%) Data Migration
4 7 (21.88%) Break/Fix
5 5 (15.63%) Software Distribution
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Statistics
7 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.13%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Reuters