The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 19 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.49% 1.00% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.02% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £165 £123 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.69% -27.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £160
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
Desktop Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth 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
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
126 98 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 94.03% 98.00% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 49
Average daily rate £325 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Fedora
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Fedora
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy