Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £209 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 12 December 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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 38 40
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.57% 0.96% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.99% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Portsmouth median daily rate £209 £120 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.96% -25.00% +21.90%
Hampshire median daily rate £175 £180 £138
% change year-on-year -2.78% +30.91% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Portsmouth median hourly rate £13.00 £14.12 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.93% +17.67% -31.43%
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.06 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.46% -6.71% -6.67%

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 499 302 318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 97.11% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 161 174
Portsmouth median daily rate £450 £388 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -0.90% +4.27%
10th Percentile £293 £183 £219
90th Percentile £612 £525 £517
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 29 58
Portsmouth median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +52.73%
10th Percentile £15.90 £16.24 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.78 £48.10 £49.46
Hampshire median hourly rate £26.00 £22.25 £21.44
% change year-on-year +16.85% +3.80% +7.18%

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Portsmouth region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
1 1 (33.33%) VMware