The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
Rank - 47 50
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.44% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £263 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £186 £263 £285
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%

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
380 438 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.96% 96.05% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 239 228
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.60 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 Essex region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office

Technical 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (50.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft