The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Technical Support
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 126 133
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.36% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Median daily rate - £228 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £253 £274
% change year-on-year -28.71% -7.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.68
% change year-on-year - +13.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in the South West

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in the South West

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in the South West

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South West region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) GPON
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) VMware

Technical Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
1 2 (40.00%) GPON
1 2 (40.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware