Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 22 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.

Technical Support
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 72 85
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Essex median daily rate £425 - £245
10th Percentile £413 - £218
90th Percentile £438 - £262
East of England median daily rate £200 £225 £250
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Essex median hourly rate - £84.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £84.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -83.27% +398.53% +7.94%

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 832 867 1109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.19% 97.31% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 437 652
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £212 £204
90th Percentile £581 £519 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 165 101
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -41.81% +14.56%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.25
90th Percentile £62.10 £41.90 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Essex

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Essex

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Essex

Technical 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 Technical Support within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 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
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Technical Support
East of England

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

Technical 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
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