Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £141 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Support
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 67 72
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.64% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Cambridge median daily rate £141 £120 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.71% -64.44% -
10th Percentile £110 £120 £291
90th Percentile £317 £120 £384
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £141 £120 £338
% change year-on-year +17.71% -64.44% +181.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 584 737 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.04% 96.34% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 451 545
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £179 £233 £225
90th Percentile £500 £538 £523
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 53 69
Cambridge median hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.67% +82.93% -43.84%
10th Percentile £11.82 £13.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.15 £55.75 £44.60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.64 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -43.89% +94.44% -28.00%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Technical Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Cambridge

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Cambridge

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Support in Cambridge

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Cambridge

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Cambridge region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) Software Distribution
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (25.00%) People Management

Technical Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
1 3 (75.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle