The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 104 91 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.82% 1.45% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.57% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 16
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£160 £210 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £147 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £241 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 17
Average hourly rate £13.68 £15.77 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.60 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £71.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.40% +5.06%
Desktop Support
South East

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
2049 1906 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.39% 92.26% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1243 1117 983
Average daily rate £375 £350 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 116 147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.57 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +1 3 - -
Farnborough -5 3 £88 -61.11%
Southampton -2 2 £160 -5.88%
Portsmouth -7 2 £131 +2.94%
Petersfield - 2 £120 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £225 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) MS Office
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
7 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
7 5 (16.13%) Lotus
8 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
8 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
9 3 (9.68%) Acronis
9 3 (9.68%) Office 365
9 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.68%) SCCM
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (9.68%) Retail
9 3 (9.68%) Wireless
9 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
9 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (9.68%) SLA
9 3 (9.68%) Citrix
10 2 (6.45%) HP
10 2 (6.45%) EPoS
10 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (6.45%) LAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.23%) BYOD
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (6.45%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) High Availability
4 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) WFM
4 1 (3.23%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Lotus
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) Acronis
4 2 (6.45%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Bomgar
5 1 (3.23%) Lumension
5 1 (3.23%) Becrypt
Cosham, Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 12 days ago