The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.83% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £17.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-17.68% +10.40%
Technical Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
229 230 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.42% 94.26% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 154 126
Median daily rate £350 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £11.78 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Technical Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
Dartford - 1 £150 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 Kent region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wyse
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Wyse