The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 597 635 614
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.012% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £150 £283 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.90% +41.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £290 £200
% change year-on-year -48.27% +45.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.66%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 10 £150 -46.90% 2
South East +28 6 - - 2
Hampshire +12 4 - -
East of England 0 4 £150 -
Havant - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 - -
Cambridge +6 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Norfolk - 1 £150 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Migration
3 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) SCCM
6 9 (31.03%) Data Migration
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
8 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.69%) Time Management
9 6 (20.69%) Office 365
10 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
11 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (13.79%) Android
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (13.79%) DNS
12 3 (10.34%) SLA
12 3 (10.34%) VoIP
12 3 (10.34%) DHCP
12 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
12 3 (10.34%) ITIL
12 3 (10.34%) Service Management
12 3 (10.34%) Citrix
12 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
12 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
12 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
12 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
12 3 (10.34%) Statistics
13 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
2 3 (10.34%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
5 4 (13.79%) Android
5 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Migration
2 9 (31.03%) Data Migration
3 6 (20.69%) Time Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Statistics
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) AppSense
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Dell
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.45%) VMware