Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 104 132
Rank change year-on-year -21 +28 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 48 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.30% 1.44% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.51% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 14
Hampshire median daily rate £133 £170 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +17.24% -17.14%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £111
90th Percentile £190 £253 £372
South East median daily rate £166 £185 £150
% change year-on-year -10.41% +23.33% -17.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.68 £15.16 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +2.09% -1.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.28
90th Percentile £29.63 £20.00 £26.85
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.55 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.54% +3.67% -

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 3,462 3,317 3,556
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.48% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,059 1,987 2,218
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £275 £221 £229
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 163 244
Hampshire median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.04% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.79 £47.34 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 15 £114 -11.95%
Portsmouth -11 12 £133 -51.09% 2
Southampton -21 8 £160 -9.86% 1
Farnborough -10 4 £157 -7.86% 1
Hook - 3 £175 -
Wallington 0 1 - -
Havant -8 1 - - 1
Winchester -11 1 £114 -49.12%
Fleet -20 1 - -
Romsey - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 16 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.75%) Migration
8 7 (14.58%) Time Management
8 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (10.42%) Break/Fix
10 4 (8.33%) ITIL
10 4 (8.33%) VoIP
10 4 (8.33%) Apple
10 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
10 4 (8.33%) SCCM
10 4 (8.33%) Office 365
11 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
11 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
12 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
12 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
12 2 (4.17%) Wireless
12 2 (4.17%) Games
12 2 (4.17%) Scrum
12 2 (4.17%) Cisco
12 2 (4.17%) HP
12 2 (4.17%) Dell
12 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification

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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) Broadband
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) MPLS
3 1 (2.08%) Skype
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.08%) Life Science
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
2 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) Time Management
3 5 (10.42%) Break/Fix
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.08%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.08%) Data Security
7 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.08%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) Dell
3 2 (4.17%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Meraki