Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £142 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 117 146
Rank change year-on-year -2 +29 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 58 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.52% 1.33% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.41% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 17
Hampshire median daily rate £142 £145 £159
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.32% -8.81% -20.50%
10th Percentile £114 £125 £95
90th Percentile £274 £244 £390
South East median daily rate £158 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -31.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 13
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.86 £16.73 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -4.11% +30.47%
10th Percentile £14.44 £11.85 £12.57
90th Percentile £35.75 £20.33 £26.75
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% -3.13% +10.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,597 3,554 4,034
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.82% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,085 2,125 2,611
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £249 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 252 217
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% - +43.37%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.08 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.18 £47.50 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.74% -12.50% +16.14%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Hampshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support 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 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +15 12 £114 -11.95% 5
Winchester +3 11 £114 -45.49%
Farnborough -16 8 £150 -4.46%
Southampton -13 7 £368 +153.45%
Portsmouth - 7 £133 - 1
Hook - 3 £175 -
Fareham 0 2 £475 +171.43%
Wallington -1 1 - -
Aldershot -3 1 - -
Fleet -5 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Windows 10
3 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
4 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
5 13 (22.41%) Windows 7
5 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.69%) Migration
7 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
7 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (13.79%) Office 365
9 7 (12.07%) Smartphone
10 6 (10.34%) SCCM
10 6 (10.34%) Apple
11 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
11 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
12 4 (6.90%) User Experience
12 4 (6.90%) Skype
12 4 (6.90%) iPad
12 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
12 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
12 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (6.90%) Symantec
12 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (6.90%) VoIP
13 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
13 3 (5.17%) Oracle
13 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
13 3 (5.17%) Linux
13 3 (5.17%) Remedy

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Skype
1 4 (6.90%) VoIP
2 1 (1.72%) Broadband
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
2 1 (1.72%) MPLS
2 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.72%) VLAN
2 1 (1.72%) VPN
2 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) French Language
2 1 (1.72%) Local Government
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Smartphone
2 4 (6.90%) iPad
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
2 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.17%) iPhone
3 3 (5.17%) PDA
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Windows 10
3 13 (22.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.17%) Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Migration
2 3 (5.17%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (5.17%) Time Management
3 2 (3.45%) Break/Fix
3 2 (3.45%) Change Management
3 2 (3.45%) Decision-Making
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL
3 2 (3.45%) Project Management
3 2 (3.45%) Requirements Management
3 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.45%) Validation
3 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.72%) Data Security
4 1 (1.72%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (1.72%) ITSM
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2
4 1 (1.72%) Scrum
4 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.72%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Apple
3 4 (6.90%) Symantec
4 3 (5.17%) BMC
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Remedy
4 3 (5.17%) Xerox
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) Dell
5 2 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Acronis
6 1 (1.72%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.72%) McAfee
6 1 (1.72%) Meraki
6 1 (1.72%) Sophos
6 1 (1.72%) Veeam
6 1 (1.72%) VMware