The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 122 130
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £133 £140 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -37.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £281 £175
% change year-on-year -53.77% +60.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £18.96 - £12.45
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 the East of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in the East of England

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in the East of England

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in the East of England

Support Technician
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 Support Technician within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire -1 3 - - 3
Norfolk +2 1 £135 -34.14%
Essex - 1 £130 - 5
Support Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
4 1 (12.50%) SCSM
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Support Technician 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Broadband
2 1 (12.50%) ISDN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCSM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Capita
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
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