The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Southampton region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 23 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.22% 1.55% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.60% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £131 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £138
% change year-on-year
- +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.36 £16.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +17.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
213 250 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.67% 96.90% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 173 184
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £39.00 £23.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Southampton region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 across the Southampton region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (25.00%) Lotus
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) WAN

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) BMC