Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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.

Desktop Support Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 142 166
Rank change year-on-year -16 +24 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.32% 0.64% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.68% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Hampshire median daily rate £175 £145 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +45.00% -35.48%
South East median daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -25.50% +16.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £14.21
90th Percentile £73.50 £17.50 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,570 3,530 4,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.82% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 2,104 2,614
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £251
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 255 215
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.14 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £49.18
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +15.11%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hampshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hampshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hampshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in Hampshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Farnborough -17 3 - -
Hook - 3 £175 -
Fleet -6 2 - -
Aldershot -4 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, Desktop Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Apple
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Dell
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Broadband
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Broadband
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (8.33%) Disk Encryption
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) ITSM
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VirtualBox
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Apple
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Acronis
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) VMware