Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 17 December 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.66% 0.35% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.37% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Luton median daily rate £400 - £500
10th Percentile £375 - £475
90th Percentile £425 - £525
Bedfordshire median daily rate £363 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Luton median hourly rate - £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -40.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 292 268 293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 94.04% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 183 211
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £276 £208 £213
90th Percentile £637 £600 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £434 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.06% +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 29
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +286.27% -67.50% +83.91%
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £18.30 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -68.00% +114.29%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Luton

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Luton

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Luton

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Luton region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) hybris
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Runbook

Technical Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Runbook
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) hybris