The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 26 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.14% 1.01% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 1.04% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£128 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £87.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% -75.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £18.30 £27.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £21.50 £147.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
343 385 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 92.70% 96.98% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 261 332
Average daily rate £313 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.98 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +8 7 £120 -31.42%
Littlehampton - 3 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (58.33%) Windows XP
3 14 (58.33%) MS Office
4 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) SCCM
8 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (20.83%) Service Management
9 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Apple
10 4 (16.67%) Symantec
10 4 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (16.67%) MCSE
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 3 (12.50%) MCDST
11 3 (12.50%) ITSM
11 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (12.50%) Dell
11 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (8.33%) Lotus
12 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
12 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
12 2 (8.33%) VoIP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) VoIP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows XP
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) ITSM
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Apple
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) HP