The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +14.28%
Technical Support
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111 196 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 84.73% 90.32% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 67
Average daily rate £320 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Chester