The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 30 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.81% 0.96% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.00% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£139 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+29.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -6.89%
Support Technician
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 200 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.97% 95.69% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 118 147
Average daily rate £360 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £521 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 35
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Support Technician
South West

Support Technician
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) MOS
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MOS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft