Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 20 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.

Help Desk Support
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 85 77
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.096% 0.16% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.16% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
West Sussex median daily rate £130 £260 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +38.67% +44.23%
South East median daily rate £140 £175 £147
% change year-on-year -20.00% +19.45% +17.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
West Sussex median hourly rate - - £13.23
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +0.92%

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 1007 1213 1162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.58% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 702 759
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £261 £250
90th Percentile £561 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
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 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in West Sussex

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in West Sussex

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in West Sussex

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 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 - 1 £130 - 1
Help Desk Support
South East

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Help Desk 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory