The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 47 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.16% 0.93% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.95% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £115 £135 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT Support
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
421 524 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.68% 97.94% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 289 374
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 43 50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +89.47%
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 Essex

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 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
Chelmsford +9 3 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
IT Support
East of England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 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 Essex region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Android

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) VMware