The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East Sussex region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 31 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 2.26% 2.84% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.00% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £110 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.09 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.03 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.20 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
297 200 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 95.81% 94.79% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 101 166
Average daily rate £290 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.09 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £27.00 £25.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the East Sussex region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Brighton -7 6 £110 - 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) MS Office
6 4 (21.05%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.53%) VPN
9 1 (5.26%) Local Government
9 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 1 (5.26%) SCCM
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (5.26%) SLA
9 1 (5.26%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) SQL
9 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
9 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
9 1 (5.26%) Citrix
9 1 (5.26%) ITSM
9 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 1 (5.26%) Finance

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL
1 1 (5.26%) ITSM
1 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
1 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix