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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 88 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 33 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.50% 0.83% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.89% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 5
Average daily rate
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£165 £160 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £133 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £15.05 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £72.80 £21.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1976 1569 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 89.94% 92.73% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 863 730
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 101 179
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -20.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Basingstoke +8 8 £150 -6.25% 1
Southampton -1 6 £120 -44.95%
Portsmouth -3 6 £215 +26.47%
Farnborough -5 3 £115 -
Eastleigh - 2 - - 1
Winchester - 1 - - 2
Gosport - - - - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 52 (85.25%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Windows 7
3 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
4 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
5 17 (27.87%) MS Office
5 17 (27.87%) SLA
5 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
7 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
8 11 (18.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (18.03%) Security Management
8 11 (18.03%) Citrix
8 11 (18.03%) SharePoint
9 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (16.39%) HP
9 10 (16.39%) Blackberry
9 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
10 7 (11.48%) 3G
10 7 (11.48%) Broadband
10 7 (11.48%) Asset Management
11 6 (9.84%) LAN
11 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.84%) ITIL
11 6 (9.84%) WAN
11 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (9.84%) Finance
12 5 (8.20%) Migration
12 5 (8.20%) VMware

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (18.03%) SharePoint 2013
1 11 (18.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) 3G
1 7 (11.48%) Broadband
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
2 6 (9.84%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) VoIP
4 3 (4.92%) WLAN
5 2 (3.28%) NAS
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) DNS
6 1 (1.64%) DHCP
6 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) OLE
2 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) CMDB
3 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (85.25%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Windows 7
3 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
4 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Security Management
2 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
3 7 (11.48%) Asset Management
4 6 (9.84%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Migration
6 3 (4.92%) Time Management
7 2 (3.28%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.64%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.64%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.56%) MCDST
4 4 (6.56%) MCP
4 4 (6.56%) MCSA
5 3 (4.92%) MCSE
5 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.92%) MCTS
6 2 (3.28%) MCITP
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Certification
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) VMware
5 4 (6.56%) McAfee
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
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