The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 39 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.09% - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £170 £258
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -33.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £13.73 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+18.35% +5.61%
Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
346 409 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 94.28% 93.38% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 251 289
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Technical 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 Technical Support within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 1 - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Top 18 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (33.33%) VB6
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow