The first table below looks at the demand for the Hardware Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hardware Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Technician
Rank 553 520 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Technician 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.005% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.005% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £299 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.30 £8.09 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.31% -66.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.30 £8.09 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -66.63%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Hardware Technician
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Hardware Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Hardware Technician Jobs Demand Trend in England

Hardware Technician
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Hardware Technician Daily Rate Trend in England

Hardware Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hardware Technician Hourly Rate Trend in England

Hardware Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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.

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on Same Period
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Hardware Technician
Top 23 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Hardware 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 Hardware Technician in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Firmware
4 1 (25.00%) DMZ

Hardware Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Hardware 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 Hardware Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware