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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 104 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.93% 1.01% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.10% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
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£140 £175 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £128 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £138
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.95 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £72.80 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +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
1939 1722 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.61% 91.40% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 953 698
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 105 150
Average hourly rate £16.16 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £37.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Farnborough -13 4 £128 -27.14%
Southampton -19 4 £125 -5.66% 2
Basingstoke -3 3 £168 - 1
Gosport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Ringwood - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.00%) MS Office
6 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (20.00%) SLA
6 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.00%) LAN
9 6 (12.00%) WAN
9 6 (12.00%) Citrix
9 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (12.00%) Security Management
9 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (12.00%) Finance
9 6 (12.00%) Migration
10 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (10.00%) ITIL
11 4 (8.00%) MCSA
11 4 (8.00%) VoIP
11 4 (8.00%) A+ Certification
11 4 (8.00%) IBM

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) LAN
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) VoIP
3 3 (6.00%) 3G
3 3 (6.00%) Broadband
4 2 (4.00%) WLAN
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
5 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
2 6 (12.00%) Security Management
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Time Management
5 1 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (8.00%) IBM Certification
4 4 (8.00%) MCDST
4 4 (8.00%) MCSA
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) MCSE
6 2 (4.00%) MCTS
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Citrix
3 4 (8.00%) McAfee
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 3 (6.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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