Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 19 November 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 > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 82 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.06% 0.24% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.25% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 11
West Sussex median daily rate £110 £100 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -50.00% +56.86%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £155
90th Percentile £181 £100 £450
South East median daily rate £178 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +18.33% -14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
West Sussex median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +2.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 997 1222 1162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.60% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 704 761
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £262 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 60 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.29 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in West Sussex

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Crawley +11 10 £110 -
Gatwick - 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West Sussex region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) iptables
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) IIS
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) 3G
3 1 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (9.09%) ADSL
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Proactive Management
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) iptables
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Lotus
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) NetApp
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec