The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 123 128 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 7 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.25% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £210 £168 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% -38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £214 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £228
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -17.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.24 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.35% +3.03%
Technical 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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2354 2701 2916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.65% 95.44% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1336 1521 1762
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 248 232
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.16 £39.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Hertfordshire +5 3 £210 - 2
Essex +3 2 £234 - 1
Cambridgeshire +21 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
Technical Support
England

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 East of England region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Front Office
6 1 (7.14%) Electronics
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) NHS
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blog
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) VMware