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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 84 74 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 30 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.43% 1.75% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.86% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 1
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£200 £200 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £170 £140
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.88 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £17.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
1933 1719 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.44% 94.14% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 991 938
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 150 181
Average hourly rate £15.13 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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
Portsmouth 0 5 £128 +41.66% 2
Southampton -10 4 £173 -27.36% 1
Eastleigh - 2 £165 -
Fareham - 1 £135 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
6 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 10 (22.73%) MS Office
8 9 (20.45%) HP
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) Citrix
9 8 (18.18%) SLA
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL
10 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
11 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
11 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.36%) Security Management
11 5 (11.36%) VMware
11 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
11 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
11 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (9.09%) SCCM
12 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 4 (9.09%) Wireless
12 4 (9.09%) 3G
12 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
12 4 (9.09%) Broadband
12 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (11.36%) SharePoint
1 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.27%) Site Server
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) Wireless
2 4 (9.09%) 3G
2 4 (9.09%) Broadband
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) WLAN
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) NAS
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) OLE
1 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Life Science
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) iPhone
2 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Security Management
2 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCDST
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) MCITP
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) HP
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) Dell
6 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 2 (4.55%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Lotus
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
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