The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Support
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 50 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.92% 1.26% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.28% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Essex median daily rate £130 - -
East of England median daily rate £130 £140 £200
% change year-on-year -7.14% -30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £32.00 £11.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.44% -29.68%  
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -54.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 414 467 632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.39% 97.70% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 801 1537
Essex median daily rate £475 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -12.16%  
10th Percentile £265 £175 £210
90th Percentile £600 £509 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 551 186
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -  
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.75 £15.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £40.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Essex

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Essex

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Essex

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Colchester +12 1 £130 -
Basildon - 1 £130 - 1
IT Support
East of England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Essex region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) DHCP
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 5 (33.33%) HTC Vive
4 5 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (26.67%) WebEx
5 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (26.67%) Mac OS
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) Apple
5 4 (26.67%) Internet
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (26.67%) InfoPath
5 4 (26.67%) ITSM
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Process Management
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Incident Management

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) InfoPath
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) WebEx
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (6.67%) Essbase
General
1 2 (13.33%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) HTC Vive
1 5 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (20.00%) iPad
3 3 (20.00%) iPhone
4 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (6.67%) LIMS
5 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (6.67%) NHS
5 1 (6.67%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Mac OS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) ERP
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (13.33%) CAD
4 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) COBOL
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCTS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Apple
3 3 (20.00%) BMC
3 3 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (13.33%) Autodesk
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) SAP