The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £221 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 33 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 3.29% 1.80% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 1.89% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £221 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 207 106 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 97.18% 95.50% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 48 52
Median daily rate £398 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in County Antrim

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in County Antrim

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in County Antrim over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in County Antrim

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in County Antrim

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Belfast -9 7 £221 - 1
IT Support
Northern Ireland

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 County Antrim region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) MS Office
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
10 2 (10.53%) MCSE
10 2 (10.53%) MCP
10 2 (10.53%) MCTS
10 2 (10.53%) French Language
10 2 (10.53%) German Language
10 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
10 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
10 2 (10.53%) Finance
10 2 (10.53%) C
10 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
10 2 (10.53%) Office 365
10 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
10 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Office
2 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
1 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
1 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) AppSense
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) ThinPrint
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Wyse
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