The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 113 132 133
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.15% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.17% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £224 £171
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +30.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.17%
Support Technician
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2234 2420 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.45% 91.67% 90.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1137 986
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 91 104
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Technician
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 6 £175 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £263 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Support Technician
South East

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Technician in their job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 8
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
7 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 5 (26.32%) Internet
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 2 (10.53%) DHCP
10 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
10 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL
10 2 (10.53%) Citrix
10 2 (10.53%) Lotus
10 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (10.53%) McAfee
10 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
10 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
11 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
11 1 (5.26%) Finance

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) SMS
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 8
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Lotus
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Apple