The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 87 81 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 1.43% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.48% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Median daily rate £110 £81 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -29.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £148 £135
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1573 1692 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.44% 96.52% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 957 730
Median daily rate £375 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 94 162
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +7 4 £110 -38.02% 1
Leicestershire -5 3 - - 1
Lincolnshire +5 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -9 1 - - 3
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT 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 East Midlands region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 17 (56.67%) Blackberry
4 17 (56.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) MS Office
7 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (30.00%) HP
8 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 9 (30.00%) Firewall
8 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
8 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
9 8 (26.67%) Apple iOS
9 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 8 (26.67%) XenDesktop
9 8 (26.67%) VPN
9 8 (26.67%) Lotus
9 8 (26.67%) VBScript
9 8 (26.67%) IBM Notes
9 8 (26.67%) LAN
9 8 (26.67%) WAN
9 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 17 (56.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (26.67%) IBM Notes
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) VPN
2 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) International Banking
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (26.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.33%) Android
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Release Management
3 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (26.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCDST
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) HP
4 8 (26.67%) Lotus
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) VMware