The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 52 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.64% 2.23% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.46% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£118 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £145
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
445 447 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 91.19% 90.49% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 222 223
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 70 78
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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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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 -4 6 - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
IT Support
East of England

IT Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) MS Office
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Document Management
6 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) WAN
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.69%) XenApp
9 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (7.69%) Time Management
9 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (7.69%) Firewall
9 1 (7.69%) Wireless
9 1 (7.69%) Publishing
9 1 (7.69%) Handset
9 1 (7.69%) DHCP
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco
9 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Document Management
1 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco