Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.99% 0.90% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.95% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Portsmouth median daily rate £120 £160 £131
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.90% +25.00%
Hampshire median daily rate £180 £138 £160
% change year-on-year +30.91% -14.06% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Portsmouth median hourly rate £14.12 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.67% -31.43% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -6.67% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 294 316 243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 94.89% 97.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 170 126
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £218 £263
90th Percentile £525 £519 £520
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 58 48
Portsmouth median hourly rate £42.75 £41.00 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +53.01% +17.78%
10th Percentile £16.31 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £48.13 £49.46 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.97% +7.18% +21.21%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Desktop Support 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 Portsmouth region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix