The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 90 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% 0.43% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £195 £290 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.75% -38.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £253 £273
% change year-on-year -28.71% -7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1430 1554 1560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.62% 96.34% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 920 848
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 90
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in the East Midlands

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in the East Midlands

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in the East Midlands

Technical Support
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 Technical Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire -3 1 £240 -26.15% 2
Derbyshire -6 1 - -
Leicestershire -8 1 £150 -48.27%
Technical Support
England

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East Midlands region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) WCF
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) WPF
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (8.33%) Retail

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) OLAP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) WCF
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Change Management
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft