Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 848 859
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 42 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.032% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.033% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 9
UK median daily rate £178 £319 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.31% +15.91% +22.22%
10th Percentile £121 £163 £149
90th Percentile £409 £433 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £400 £225
% change year-on-year -56.25% +77.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.24% -1.74%
10th Percentile £15.04 £17.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £18.70 £17.62 £17.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01% -3.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 13 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 6 months to 21 November 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
England +24 40 £153 -52.16% 3
UK excluding London +25 27 £175 -56.25% 2
London -18 14 £155 -46.78% 1
North of England +56 7 - - 1
South East -2 7 - -
Midlands +22 5 £150 -66.67% 1
East of England -3 5 - -
North West +25 4 - -
East Midlands +3 4 £150 - 1
Yorkshire +24 3 - - 1
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands +21 1 - -
Scotland -6 1 £200 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 16 (38.10%) Migration
4 16 (38.10%) Time Management
5 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 12 (28.57%) Office 365
6 12 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 11 (26.19%) Data Migration
8 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.43%) Android
9 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) Apple
11 7 (16.67%) Financial Institution
11 7 (16.67%) HP
11 7 (16.67%) SLA
12 6 (14.29%) Citrix
12 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (11.90%) MCSE
13 5 (11.90%) LAN
13 5 (11.90%) DNS
13 5 (11.90%) Dell
13 5 (11.90%) Break/Fix
14 4 (9.52%) VMware
14 4 (9.52%) Blackberry

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (7.14%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) Broadband
4 2 (4.76%) IPv6
4 2 (4.76%) SMTP
4 2 (4.76%) WLAN
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 12 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 9 (21.43%) Android
5 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.76%) Unix
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Migration
1 16 (38.10%) Time Management
2 11 (26.19%) Data Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Break/Fix
4 3 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.38%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) MCSE
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Apple
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) Dell
6 4 (9.52%) VMware
7 3 (7.14%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.76%) FactSet
8 2 (4.76%) Google
8 2 (4.76%) SAP
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus
9 1 (2.38%) Novell
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.38%) Reuters
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (2.38%) Wyse