Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 147 157
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.27% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Hampshire median daily rate £175 £145 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +7.41% -15.63%
10th Percentile £152 £120 £117
90th Percentile £186 £206 £161
South East median daily rate £160 £166 £145
% change year-on-year -3.76% +14.66% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.06 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -12.05% +6.07%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.95 £11.81
90th Percentile £83.50 £16.49 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.78 £15.70
% change year-on-year +10.94% +0.48% +4.67%

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 3,465 3,346 3,591
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.52% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,064 2,008 2,247
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 162 245
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.90 £47.42 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Southampton -15 3 £145 -
Hook - 3 £175 -
Basingstoke +11 1 - -
Fleet -20 1 - -
Portsmouth -20 1 - -
Havant - 1 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Games
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (20.00%) AirWatch
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (10.00%) Broadband
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (10.00%) Meraki

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Broadband
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Meraki
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow