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The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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.

IT Support
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 112 93 65
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28 +78
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 29 30 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.15% 1.55% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.68% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
10th Percentile £155 £131 £134
25th Percentile £162 £155 £164
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £178 £170 £216
Median % change year-on-year +4.41% -21.39% +21.83%
75th Percentile £210 £245 £275
90th Percentile £243 £274 £300
England median daily rate £195 £170 £170
% change year-on-year +14.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.01 -
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% -20.00%
75th Percentile £15.53 £15.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £20.60 £18.30 £16.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +22.81% -8.06% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,273 1,783 1,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.49% 92.00% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,018 1,154
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 248 119
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £18.55 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.94% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.18 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.36% +4.83%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured IT Support in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the East of England

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Support in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for IT Support in the East of England

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Support in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Support in the East of England

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Support in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for IT Support in the East of England

IT Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Support in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Support in the East of England

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -15 11 £180 - 13
Norfolk -2 6 £178 +1.43% 4
Essex -8 5 £204 -16.56% 5
Hertfordshire -11 5 £188 +19.05% 10
Bedfordshire -12 2 - - 3
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, IT Support contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
3 8 (27.59%) Social Skills
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.34%) Apple
6 3 (10.34%) NHS
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Veeam
6 3 (10.34%) Turkish Language
6 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
7 2 (6.90%) Azure
7 2 (6.90%) SmoothWall
7 2 (6.90%) iPhone
7 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) SCCM
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) DNS

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (6.90%) Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) IPsec
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
General
1 8 (27.59%) Social Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Turkish Language
4 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.45%) Automotive
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.45%) Finance
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Signage
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Document Management
3 1 (3.45%) IT Strategy
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL V2
3 1 (3.45%) ITSM
3 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (3.45%) Office Automation
3 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Service Design
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Software Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
1 2 (6.90%) SmoothWall
2 1 (3.45%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Apple
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Veeam
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Sophos
3 2 (6.90%) Veritas
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Siemens