The median contractor rate for a Senior Desktop Support Engineer was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 646 638
Rank change year-on-year +52 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Support Engineer 16 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £153 £256 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +46.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £185 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £327 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate - £256 £175
% change year-on-year - +46.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.14% -0.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.14% -0.14%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top 20 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +28 14 £153 -40.48% 1
London - 7 £153 -
East of England - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Huntingdon - 3 - -
South East +9 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (64.29%) Migration
4 13 (46.43%) Time Management
5 12 (42.86%) Data Migration
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) Break/Fix
7 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
7 8 (28.57%) Android
8 7 (25.00%) Smartphone
9 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
9 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
9 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 4 (14.29%) Office 365
12 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
12 3 (10.71%) MCSE
12 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
12 3 (10.71%) VMware
12 3 (10.71%) Software Distribution
12 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (7.14%) Marketing
13 2 (7.14%) Degree
13 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
13 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (7.14%) SCCM

Senior Desktop Support 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) IPv6
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) SMTP
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Android
3 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Migration
2 13 (46.43%) Time Management
3 12 (42.86%) Data Migration
4 10 (35.71%) Break/Fix
5 3 (10.71%) Software Distribution
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Google
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.57%) Reuters