The median contractor rate for a IT Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
England / North East
Rank 80 71 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.68% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £74 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 701 830 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.37% 95.29% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 558 329
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the North East

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in the North East

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in the North East

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 3
Teesside - 1 - -
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 North East region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) ECDL
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) Apple
7 1 (7.69%) Android
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.69%) Network Management
7 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
7 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Software Audit
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ECDL
2 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix