The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank - 74 67
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.100% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £225 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.85 £17.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-19.71% +10.40%
Technical Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
601 944 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.50% 94.21% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 661 387
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 50
Median hourly rate £16.33 £17.77 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.80 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp OnCommand

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (100.00%) VMware