Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 18 January 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.

Technical Support
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 - 78
Rank change year-on-year - +78 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.30% - 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% - 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
West Sussex median daily rate £275 - £300
South East median daily rate £225 £244 £316
% change year-on-year -7.69% -22.74% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Sussex median hourly rate - - £16.50
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.45% -16.47% -

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 961 1,083 1,142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 95.76% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 622 754
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £275 £251
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 47
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +100.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.18 £12.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in West Sussex

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in West Sussex

Technical 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 Technical Support in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in West Sussex

Technical 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 Technical Support within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Horsham - 3 £275 -
Technical Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 3 (100.00%) Draytek
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10

Technical 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Draytek
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 3 (100.00%) VMware