The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 40 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.44% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.62% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£145 £140 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £128
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.97%
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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
327 309 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.24% 95.96% 91.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 199 120
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 33
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.13 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +0.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) MCDST
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WLAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (12.50%) VoIP
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) SQL

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCDST
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP