Period
to 10 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 10 December 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 143 126
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.094% 0.031% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.032% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
East Midlands median daily rate £198 - £250
10th Percentile £177 - £213
90th Percentile £216 - £280
England median daily rate £140 £175 £200
% change year-on-year -20.00% -12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.00
England median hourly rate £12.00 £13.39 £12.50
% change year-on-year -10.38% +7.12% -10.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3030 3093 3051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 96.03% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1925 1829
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +6.76%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £219
90th Percentile £550 £550 £521
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 131 179
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +0.70% -
10th Percentile £9.75 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £23.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Support Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in the East Midlands

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in the East Midlands

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in the East Midlands

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -11 1 £220 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £175 -
Support Technician
England

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 East Midlands region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) arcserve
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) arcserve
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) VMware