The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 98 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.93% 1.47% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.59% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 1
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£170 £200 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £17.48 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1905 1577 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.34% 92.49% 91.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 867 694
Average daily rate £350 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 162 201
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Desktop Support
South East

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 11 July 2014.

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
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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Southampton -2 5 £173 -12.65% 1
Portsmouth +5 2 £90 -
Eastleigh +2 2 £165 +32.00% 1
Fareham -1 2 £135 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows 7
3 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
4 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
5 12 (31.58%) MS Office
6 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (21.05%) Citrix
9 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
9 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.16%) Wireless
9 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
10 4 (10.53%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.53%) SCCM
10 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (7.89%) Apple
11 3 (7.89%) HP
11 3 (7.89%) Dell
12 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (5.26%) IBM
12 2 (5.26%) Back Office
12 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
12 2 (5.26%) VPN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Site Server
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Wireless
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
General
1 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) iPhone
2 1 (2.63%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows 7
3 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.63%) Data Management
3 1 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) Time Management
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
3 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Change Management
3 1 (2.63%) ITSM
3 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Apple
4 3 (7.89%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
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