Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £194 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 804 815
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 53 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.031% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.033% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
England median daily rate £194 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.44% +100.00% -50.00%
10th Percentile £118 £163 £156
90th Percentile £431 £425 £294
UK median daily rate £194 £400 £200
% change year-on-year -51.44% +100.00% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 12
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,728 85,326 92,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,854 56,159 59,974
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,579 2,933 3,553
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 -38 20 £194 -52.04% 5
North of England +48 12 - - 2
South East -17 10 - -
North West +10 6 - -
Yorkshire +11 5 - - 1
Midlands +11 4 - -
East Midlands +8 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
East of England -12 3 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Windows 7
3 27 (50.94%) Windows 10
3 27 (50.94%) Migration
4 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
4 25 (47.17%) Time Management
5 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
6 15 (28.30%) Break/Fix
7 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
7 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
8 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
9 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
9 9 (16.98%) Data Migration
9 9 (16.98%) Apple
9 9 (16.98%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) HP
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.21%) Financial Institution
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.21%) Office 365
12 6 (11.32%) Dell
13 5 (9.43%) Citrix
13 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
13 5 (9.43%) SLA
13 5 (9.43%) SCCM
13 5 (9.43%) Android
14 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
14 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (7.55%) DNS

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 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 3 (5.66%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) Broadband
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) iPad
2 2 (3.77%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Windows 7
3 27 (50.94%) Windows 10
4 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
7 5 (9.43%) Android
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.77%) Linux
10 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.77%) Unix
11 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Migration
2 25 (47.17%) Time Management
3 15 (28.30%) Break/Fix
4 9 (16.98%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.77%) Statistics
6 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL
6 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
2 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Apple
3 8 (15.09%) HP
4 6 (11.32%) Dell
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) Bloomberg
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
7 2 (3.77%) FactSet
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco
8 1 (1.89%) EMC
8 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.89%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.89%) Novell
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) Reuters
8 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) Wyse