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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 106 107 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.52% 0.91% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.95% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 20
Median daily rate £162 £160 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £100 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £158
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.45 £13.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £18.10 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
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
1791 2103 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.37% 95.81% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1283 1141
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 136 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.18 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.41 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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
Hook - 3 £175 -
Southampton +15 2 - -
Farnborough -2 2 £133 +51.42%
Portsmouth -15 2 - - 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) MS Office
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (31.82%) SCCM
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 4 (18.18%) Software Distribution
7 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 4 (18.18%) Coaching
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
7 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
8 3 (13.64%) Apple
8 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
9 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
9 2 (9.09%) DHCP
9 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
9 2 (9.09%) Remedy
9 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
9 2 (9.09%) Retail
9 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
9 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Server

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.55%) 3G
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Coaching
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
2 4 (18.18%) Software Distribution
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Apple
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.55%) Lotus
5 1 (4.55%) Nortel
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Virgin Media
5 1 (4.55%) VMware