The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 561 544 510
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 28 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.032% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.034% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
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£95 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £115 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £115 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £95 - £125
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Average hourly rate £12.76 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.20 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
IT Technician
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in England

IT Technician
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IT Technician Daily Rate Trend in England

IT Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IT Technician Hourly Rate Trend in England

IT 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 IT Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Yorkshire - 8 - - 2
South East -14 7 £98 -
London +16 5 £143 +23.91% 1
East of England -16 2 £80 - 3
South West -22 2 £85 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
IT Technician
UK

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Technician in their job title.

1 39 (68.42%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
4 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
5 14 (24.56%) Windows XP
6 13 (22.81%) MS Office
7 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
8 9 (15.79%) DNS
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.04%) VMware
10 6 (10.53%) SCCM
10 6 (10.53%) LAN
10 6 (10.53%) WAN
10 6 (10.53%) DHCP
10 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
11 5 (8.77%) Cisco
12 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.02%) ITIL
12 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
12 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
13 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (5.26%) SAN
13 3 (5.26%) NHS
14 2 (3.51%) HP
14 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (3.51%) MCP
14 2 (3.51%) SQL
14 2 (3.51%) VPN

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Lync
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) LAN
2 6 (10.53%) WAN
2 6 (10.53%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (3.51%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.51%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (68.42%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
3 14 (24.56%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.02%) ITIL
2 2 (3.51%) Validation
3 1 (1.75%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (1.75%) Data Entry
3 1 (1.75%) Migration
3 1 (1.75%) Time Management
3 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis
3 1 (1.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) VBScript
2 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.51%) MCP
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) MCDST
2 1 (1.75%) MCTS
2 1 (1.75%) CCNA
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Avaya
5 1 (1.75%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-18 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £80 - £90 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £80 - £90 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: 23 days ago