Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 132 140
Rank change year-on-year +26 +8 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 52 35 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.48% 0.91% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.98% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 32
Hampshire median daily rate £180 £156 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.24% -19.05%
10th Percentile £120 £115 £106
90th Percentile £248 £344 £387
South East median daily rate £180 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 20
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -13.11% +9.42%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.13 £11.09
90th Percentile £20.02 £18.33 £17.63
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +3.33%

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 3356 3556 4247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 92.44% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2216 2603
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £258
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 245 281
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +11.86%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.25 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

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 20 November 2017.

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
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 20 November 2017. 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
Southampton +12 11 £178 +26.79%
Portsmouth 0 7 £273 +70.31%
Basingstoke -23 6 £130 -
Winchester - 4 £225 -
Farnborough +4 2 £170 +30.77%
Eastleigh - 2 £185 -
Havant -2 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Fleet - 1 - -
Wallington - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows 10
3 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 17 (32.69%) Windows 7
5 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
6 11 (21.15%) Apple iOS
7 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) Office 365
9 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
10 6 (11.54%) Symantec
10 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (11.54%) ITIL
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
10 6 (11.54%) LAN
10 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (11.54%) iPad
10 6 (11.54%) iPhone
10 6 (11.54%) SCCM
11 5 (9.62%) Migration
12 4 (7.69%) Citrix
12 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
12 4 (7.69%) Android
13 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (5.77%) Finance
13 3 (5.77%) PDA

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 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
1 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (1.92%) SMS
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) iPad
2 6 (11.54%) iPhone
3 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.77%) PDA
4 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows 10
3 17 (32.69%) Windows 7
4 11 (21.15%) Apple iOS
5 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.69%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 2 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.92%) Content Management
4 1 (1.92%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.92%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.92%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (1.92%) Security Management
4 1 (1.92%) Software License Management
4 1 (1.92%) Software Licensing
4 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Symantec
3 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow