The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 50 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 4 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 1.74% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.90% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£125 £345 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.76% +72.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
436 422 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.64% 91.54% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 205 247
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 66 82
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.82 £38.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
IT Support
East of England

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -1 3 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Canvey Island - - - -
IT Support
East of England

IT Support
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) XenApp

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco