Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 78 89
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.12% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Essex median daily rate £130 £165 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +13.79% -
East of England median daily rate £135 £165 £200
% change year-on-year -18.18% -17.50% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.96 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year +45.85% +4.46% +3.71%

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 823 868 1119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.25% 97.31% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 440 659
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £210 £205
90th Percentile £582 £519 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 163 104
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -42.12% +15.18%
10th Percentile £11.91 £15.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £62.65 £42.20 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Essex

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Essex

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Essex

Support Technician
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 Support Technician within the Essex region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 1 £130 -
Support Technician
East of England

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Essex region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Support Technician 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory