Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 17 January 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.

Technical Support
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.22% 1.04% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 1.09% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Merseyside median daily rate - £548 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +265.00% -
North West median daily rate £175 £523 £255
% change year-on-year -66.51% +104.90% -21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £15.24 £12.39
% change year-on-year -11.42% +23.05% -16.74%

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 437 549 645
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 94.82% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 349 333
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £370 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.56% +0.14%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £163
90th Percentile £554 £572 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 35
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £9.17 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £27.23 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Merseyside

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Merseyside

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Merseyside

Technical Support
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 Technical Support within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +1 1 - - 2
Technical Support
North West

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Informatica
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Master Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Technical Support 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Informatica