Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 60 58
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.44% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Merseyside median daily rate £110 £190 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.11% -37.70% -
10th Percentile £105 £170 £283
90th Percentile £115 £210 £328
North West median daily rate £110 £190 £200
% change year-on-year -42.11% -5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +1.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 430 610 626
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 384 366
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £539 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 28
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £14.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +9.96% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.06
90th Percentile £19.00 £16.47 £16.84
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £18.99
% change year-on-year -18.60% +13.20% +2.88%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Merseyside

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Merseyside

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Merseyside

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
Liverpool +14 2 £110 -42.11%
Support Technician
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Support Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Hardware Maintenance

Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Hardware Maintenance
1 2 (100.00%) Software Deployment
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory