Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 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.

IT Support
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 45 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.38% 0.26% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.27% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - £475 -
West Midlands median daily rate £143 £130 £178
% change year-on-year +9.62% -26.76% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.75 - £13.50
10th Percentile £12.63 - £13.25
90th Percentile £12.88 - £13.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.42 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% -18.75% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 250 376 268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 96.41% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 243 180
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% +10.38%
10th Percentile £258 £178 £263
90th Percentile £455 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.56% +62.26% -
10th Percentile £10.49 £11.33 £9.92
90th Percentile £44.30 £57.50 £18.36
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -6.35% +5.72%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Staffordshire

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Staffordshire

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Staffordshire

IT Support Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware