The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Support Technician
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 81 72
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £281 £175
% change year-on-year -53.77% +60.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year +13.46% +4.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 603 865 920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.51% 94.33% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 627 559
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 47
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Support Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Cheshire

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Cheshire

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Cheshire

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Support Technician 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) MS Access
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony

Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MS Access
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft