The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Hampshire
Rank 95 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.65% 0.64% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.68% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 17
Median daily rate £160 £200 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £131 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.36 £16.35 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% +1.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.78% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1552 1772 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.11% 94.96% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1122 1001
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £511 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 97 121
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hampshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Hampshire region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +12 7 - - 1
Portsmouth +1 1 £160 -33.33% 2
Romsey - 1 £105 -
Fareham - 1 £160 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Desktop Support 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 Hampshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) Windows
3 13 (52.00%) MS Office
4 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) SCCM
8 6 (24.00%) Remedy
8 6 (24.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (16.00%) DHCP
10 4 (16.00%) SLA
11 3 (12.00%) Lotus
11 3 (12.00%) Apple
11 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (12.00%) HP
11 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
11 3 (12.00%) VoIP
12 2 (8.00%) WAN
12 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
12 2 (8.00%) LAN
12 2 (8.00%) SAP
12 2 (8.00%) ITIL
12 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
12 2 (8.00%) Dell
12 2 (8.00%) Nortel

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (12.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) MS Office
2 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) VPN
2 4 (16.00%) DHCP
2 4 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) VoIP
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) Change Management
2 1 (4.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Remedy
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Lotus
4 2 (8.00%) Dell
4 2 (8.00%) Nortel
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Virgin Media
5 1 (4.00%) VMware