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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
South East / Kent
Rank - - 37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-32.26% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -2.00%

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
250 225 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.06% 93.36% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 170 132
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Kent region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Wyse
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Wyse