The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Desktop Engineer
England / London
Rank - 418 408
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £290 £200
% change year-on-year -48.27% +45.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in London

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Android
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Statistics

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) AppSense