What's your going rate? IT work orders by state

Summary:OnForce, an information technology labor marketplace, has rolled out a new feature called MarketView that answers a simple question: What are you worth? MarketView puts IT labor into a stock market presentation and classifies workers by region and category.

OnForce, an information technology labor marketplace, has rolled out a new feature called MarketView that answers a simple question: What are you worth?

MarketView puts IT labor into a stock market presentation and classifies workers by region and category. 

For instance, the 90-day average work order for an IT support worker in Alabama was $137. In Arkansas, that average work order is $203. The national average is $145.

OnForce also broke out some key trends in technology services:

  • According to MarketView's Hourly Rate Index, Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are the most expensive states for on-site IT service. California, Ohio and New Jersey are among the least expensive states per hour.
  • Work orders are accepted in as little as 3 minutes in states such as South Carolina, Ohio and Florida, where technician coverage is dense. Median time to acceptance is lengthier in states with fewer providers, such as Wyoming, Alaska and Delaware.
  • The VoIP and Consumer Electronics categories are among the most expensive work order categories, nearly doubling the average price of the POS and Printer categories.

By category, operating specialists on OnForce had an average 90-day work order of $622 in New Jersey. Workers in Oregon had an average work order rate of $529 followed by Utah at $429. Colorado was among the last for OS support workers with a 90-day average order of $82. And there's no work via OnForce in Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, Delaware and Puerto Rico.

IT workers specializing in "network devices and service" did best in South Carolina with a 90-day average work order of $448. Texas came in at $380 followed by $320 in Wyoming. The national average was $192.

Workers focused on hardware services had an relatively low average 90 work order tally of $129. The rates across the country were tightly coupled with New Jersey having the highest average work order of $167.

In contrast, VOIP is the place to be. The highest average 90-day work order was in Maine at $879, followed by $608 in Idaho and $445 in Utah. The national average for VOIP work orders was $224.

Topics: Unified Comms

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