The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 30 46
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.49% 0.93% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 0.95% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Southampton median daily rate £195 - -
Hampshire median daily rate £210 £121 £175
% change year-on-year +74.27% -31.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Southampton median hourly rate £11.30 £15.70 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.05% +25.65%  
10th Percentile £10.30 £14.85 £12.24
90th Percentile £12.29 £16.55 £12.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.58 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +10.50%  

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 196 210 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.51% 97.67% 98.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 468 812
Southampton median daily rate £385 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.30%  
10th Percentile £138 £235 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £499
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 82 122
Southampton median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.55 £10.31
90th Percentile £25.75 £16.55 £40.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +56.25%  

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Lotus
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) VPN
7 1 (8.33%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (8.33%) Apple
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (8.33%) Nortel
7 1 (8.33%) BMC
7 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
7 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
7 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Lotus
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Nortel
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow