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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 115 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.58% 0.92% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.02% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£140 £135 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £189 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £13.87 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £16.40 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.09% +10.71%
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
2071 1868 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.84% 90.11% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1098 954
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 116 163
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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
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 21 April 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
Southampton -19 3 £130 -2.80% 1
Portsmouth -3 2 £100 -37.07%
Havant - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (26.19%) MS Office
6 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 10 (23.81%) SLA
6 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (11.90%) Security Management
10 5 (11.90%) LAN
10 5 (11.90%) WAN
10 5 (11.90%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
11 4 (9.52%) IBM Certification
11 4 (9.52%) A+ Certification
11 4 (9.52%) Citrix
11 4 (9.52%) IBM
11 4 (9.52%) MCSA
11 4 (9.52%) Finance
11 4 (9.52%) Migration
11 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
11 4 (9.52%) MCDST
11 4 (9.52%) Degree

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) WLAN
3 2 (4.76%) Broadband
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 5 (11.90%) Security Management
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.38%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) High Availability
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.52%) A+ Certification
4 4 (9.52%) IBM Certification
4 4 (9.52%) MCDST
4 4 (9.52%) MCSA
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) MCTS
5 2 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
1 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
2 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Lotus
3 1 (2.38%) Remedy
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
3 1 (2.38%) HP