Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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.

IT Support
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 86 81
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.82% 0.70% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.73% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
West Sussex median daily rate £140 £263 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -34.38% +72.04%
10th Percentile £125 £133 £297
90th Percentile £272 £279 £438
South East median daily rate £150 £148 £160
% change year-on-year +1.69% -7.81% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
West Sussex median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -5.48%
10th Percentile £9.90 £13.20 £9.90
90th Percentile £12.70 £14.80 £24.03
South East median hourly rate £14.53 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% -13.33% +11.11%

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 1,062 955 1,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 95.88% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 573 773
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £222 £263
90th Percentile £568 £544 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 55 53
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +70.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £10.26
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in West Sussex

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in West Sussex

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in West Sussex

IT 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 IT Support in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in West Sussex

IT 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 IT Support within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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 4 £143 -45.71% 2
Horsham - 2 £138 - 1
IT Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Sussex region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) iPhone
4 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) SMS
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
4 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) GDPR
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) iPad
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365

IT 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SMS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Office Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Altiris
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft