The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £143 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 109 104
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 17 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.91% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.76% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £143 £150 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £90 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £275 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.14% -0.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.26 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £21.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1748 2117 2008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.28% 95.49% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1415 1134
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 90 129
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +9 9 £139 -7.50%
Havant - 5 £200 -
Eastleigh - 1 £140 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (35.71%) MS Office
4 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) SCCM
6 4 (14.29%) Lotus
6 4 (14.29%) VoIP
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) IBM Notes
6 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.71%) LAN
7 3 (10.71%) Dell
7 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
7 3 (10.71%) Remedy
7 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
7 3 (10.71%) Smartphone
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 3 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 2 (7.14%) Office 365

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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) VoIP
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.71%) Smartphone
1 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.57%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Lotus
3 3 (10.71%) Dell
3 3 (10.71%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Nortel
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) BMC
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec