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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 97 116 90
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.54% 0.55% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 19
Median daily rate £138 £160 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £123 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £288 £227
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £154 £150
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.36 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +5.40%
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
1706 2075 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.32% 95.53% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1279 1114
Median daily rate £375 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 137
Median hourly rate £14.60 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 5 £135 +20.00%
Portsmouth -1 1 £160 -
Romsey - 1 £105 -
Farnborough - 1 £130 -
Fareham - 1 £160 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 11 (52.38%) MS Office
5 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) SCCM
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) SLA
8 4 (19.05%) Remedy
9 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
10 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
10 2 (9.52%) LAN
10 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
10 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
10 2 (9.52%) WAN
10 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
10 2 (9.52%) Lotus
10 2 (9.52%) Apple
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (9.52%) Telecoms

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 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Office
2 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL
1 1 (4.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) Apple
3 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Nortel
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Virgin Media
4 1 (4.76%) VMware