The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 26 37 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.75% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 1.14% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £133 £155 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.51% +14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £151 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £159 £139
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £155
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% +21.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 238 263 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.33% 93.93% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 182 275
Median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Southampton

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Southampton

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Southampton

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Desktop 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 Southampton region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Lotus
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (27.27%) Remedy
6 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) Nortel
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
7 1 (9.09%) BMC

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
2 1 (9.09%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Lotus
2 3 (27.27%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) Nortel
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow