The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 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.

IT Support
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 48 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.48% 1.10% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 1.14% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £175 £115 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -14.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £23.43 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £14.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -9.48% +4.54%  

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 380 438 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.06% 96.26% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 234 236
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured IT Support in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Essex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £155 - 1
Basildon - 2 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
IT Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (38.46%) HTC Vive
4 5 (38.46%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) Apple
5 4 (30.77%) InfoPath
5 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) WebEx
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) MobileIron
6 3 (23.08%) iPad
6 3 (23.08%) iPhone
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Process Management
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) ITSM
6 3 (23.08%) BMC

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 (30.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) InfoPath
4 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) WebEx
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) HTC Vive
1 5 (38.46%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (23.08%) iPad
3 3 (23.08%) iPhone
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.69%) LIMS
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ERP
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Process Management
3 2 (15.38%) CAD
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VBA
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Apple
3 3 (23.08%) BMC
3 3 (23.08%) MobileIron
4 2 (15.38%) Autodesk
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
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