The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 410 434
Rank change year-on-year -6 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.037% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.039% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £155 £291 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.78% +5.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £319 £277
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £320 £175
% change year-on-year -37.50% +82.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £18.70 - £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.83
% change year-on-year +0.14% +3.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in London

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region featuring Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Software Distribution
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (25.00%) Google
5 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) IPv6
5 2 (25.00%) Linux

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IPv6
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Distribution
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
4 1 (12.50%) Reuters