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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 100 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.69% 1.37% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.49% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 6
Average daily rate £187 £165 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £116 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £242 £203
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £146
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
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
1775 1881 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.77% 91.71% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1040 885
Average daily rate £380 £368 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 118 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Portsmouth - 3 £240 -
Southampton +11 2 £143 +14.00%
Hook +9 2 £174 -13.00%
Basingstoke -4 2 £225 +36.36%
Havant +10 1 £200 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) MS Office
4 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
5 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) C
6 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) SCCM
7 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) DHCP
7 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 4 (12.12%) Remedy
7 4 (12.12%) Apple
7 4 (12.12%) ITSM
8 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.09%) VPN
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (9.09%) MCSE
8 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) Acrobat
4 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) 4G
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) WebEx
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.06%) Debian
6 2 (6.06%) Fedora
6 2 (6.06%) SUSE
6 2 (6.06%) Unix
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) ITSM
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Apple
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix
2 4 (12.12%) Remedy
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) Dell
3 2 (6.06%) Lotus
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Acronis
4 1 (3.03%) Bomgar
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Lumension
4 1 (3.03%) Sophos
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec