The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 136 113 128
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 7 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£115 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £158 £263
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.45 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £66.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2809 2238 2861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.80% 94.07% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1648 1129 1414
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 228 362
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £115 - 4
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire -25 1 - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) MSMQ
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (10.00%) Retail
8 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (5.00%) SCCM
9 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) MSMQ
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCDST
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix