Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 117 133
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 51 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.45% 1.30% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.41% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 29
Hampshire median daily rate £160 £160 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £114 £126 £106
90th Percentile £264 £438 £385
South East median daily rate £160 £156 £170
% change year-on-year +2.40% -8.09% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% -14.84% +18.52%
10th Percentile £14.15 £10.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £22.04 £21.00 £18.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.44% +1.98%

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 3,299 3,327 3,943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.96% 92.29% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,975 2,064 2,416
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 227 246
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.52% +55.31%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.03 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Portsmouth +11 12 £300 +87.50% 1
Southampton +1 10 £140 +7.69% 3
Basingstoke -16 6 £120 -
Winchester - 5 £170 -
Havant -6 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £185 -
Fleet +9 1 - - 1
Farnborough -1 1 - - 2
Aldershot - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 35 (68.63%) Windows
2 19 (37.25%) Windows 10
3 17 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
5 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
6 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) Apple iOS
8 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
9 7 (13.73%) iPad
9 7 (13.73%) iPhone
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (13.73%) Smartphone
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
10 6 (11.76%) LAN
10 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.76%) Citrix
10 6 (11.76%) Symantec
10 6 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (9.80%) ITIL
11 5 (9.80%) Office 365
11 5 (9.80%) Skype
12 4 (7.84%) SCCM
12 4 (7.84%) Android
12 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
12 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
13 3 (5.88%) Internet

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 (7.84%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) LAN
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) Skype
3 3 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (3.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.96%) SMS
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) French Language
2 1 (1.96%) German Language
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) iPad
2 7 (13.73%) iPhone
2 7 (13.73%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) PDA
3 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (68.63%) Windows
2 19 (37.25%) Windows 10
3 17 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (21.57%) Apple iOS
5 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.84%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.92%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (3.92%) Service Management
3 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.96%) Active Listening
4 1 (1.96%) Content Management
4 1 (1.96%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (1.96%) IT Audit
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.96%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.96%) Security Management
4 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Citrix
2 6 (11.76%) Symantec
3 3 (5.88%) Apple
3 3 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Dell
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.92%) Xerox
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Intel
5 1 (1.96%) VMware