The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 125 72
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.34% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £285 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £245 £250
% change year-on-year -26.53% -2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -24.28% +25.00%  

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 535 1456 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.02% 89.33% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 892 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in the North East

Technical 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 Technical Support in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in the North East

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in the North East
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago