The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 93 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 17 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.81% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£158 £138 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £97 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £217 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -16.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.12 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £71.25 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Desktop Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1932 1803 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.87% 91.62% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1216 1042 948
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 107 168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Havant - 7 £325 -
Portsmouth +1 3 £113 -31.81%
Southampton -6 3 £140 +1.81%
Aldershot - 3 - -
Romsey - 1 £175 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Engineer in their job title.

1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
3 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
5 11 (31.43%) SCCM
6 9 (25.71%) MS Office
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) SLA
9 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
10 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (11.43%) Migration
10 4 (11.43%) VMware
11 3 (8.57%) Security Management
11 3 (8.57%) Symantec
11 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (8.57%) Sophos
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (8.57%) Cisco
11 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
11 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (8.57%) Data Centre

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) WAN
1 6 (17.14%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
4 1 (2.86%) WLAN
4 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.86%) Broadband
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) EPoS
4 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Security Management
3 2 (5.71%) Software Distribution
3 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Network Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.86%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) MCDST
3 2 (5.71%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) Lotus
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Becrypt
5 2 (5.71%) Acronis
6 1 (2.86%) Lumension
6 1 (2.86%) AppSense
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) Wyse