Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Engineer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 50 67
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.63% 0.97% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.03% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Southampton median daily rate £170 £138 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -14.06% +10.34%
10th Percentile £146 £133 £121
90th Percentile £236 £140 £165
Hampshire median daily rate £180 £138 £160
% change year-on-year +30.91% -14.06% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £14.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.19% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.06 £12.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.45% -17.21% +12.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 446 484 672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.35% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 338 457
Southampton median daily rate £375 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% +3.57%
10th Percentile £170 £206 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 64
Southampton median hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.14% -12.50% -2.20%
10th Percentile £13.53 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.84 £29.25 £46.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +25.00% +14.29%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Southampton

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared