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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 111 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£155 £185 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £175
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +7.39%
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
2258 2332 2214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.39% 89.55% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1144 914
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 75 115
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.28 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 28 May 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Reading +4 2 £155 - 2
Support Technician
South East

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (16.67%) Verint
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Junos
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) WAN

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Junos
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Server Building
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Verint
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco