The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had IT Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Technician
UK / England
Rank 524 559 523
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -36
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 36 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Median daily rate £120 £148 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +28.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £103 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £180 £186
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.96 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.70 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.13 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +1.04%

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
38923 45199 45004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.07% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25520 29485 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1530 1806
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured IT Technician in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Technician across the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

IT Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in England

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 9 £120 -26.71% 5
Yorkshire +23 7 £100 - 9
North West +33 4 - - 6
West Midlands +10 4 £113 -25.00% 9
South East +6 4 £145 +15.30% 12
East of England +4 3 - - 2
South West +7 2 £165 +22.22% 2
North East -8 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 5
IT Technician
UK

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 59 (64.84%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
4 25 (27.47%) Windows 7
5 22 (24.18%) MS Office
6 17 (18.68%) Apple
7 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 11 (12.09%) LAN
8 11 (12.09%) Windows Server
9 10 (10.99%) Android
10 9 (9.89%) WAN
10 9 (9.89%) DBS Check
11 8 (8.79%) Windows 10
11 8 (8.79%) Office 365
11 8 (8.79%) DNS
11 8 (8.79%) ITIL
11 8 (8.79%) VMware
12 7 (7.69%) Wireless
12 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (7.69%) MS Exchange
13 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.59%) HP
13 6 (6.59%) Cisco
13 6 (6.59%) SCCM
13 6 (6.59%) Password Management
13 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
14 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (5.49%) IP Telephony
14 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
14 5 (5.49%) Smartphone

IT Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.20%) Moodle
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) Quickr
Applications
1 22 (24.18%) MS Office
2 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) LAN
2 9 (9.89%) WAN
3 8 (8.79%) DNS
4 7 (7.69%) Wireless
5 5 (5.49%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) IP Telephony
5 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.40%) Firewall
6 4 (4.40%) Network Security
7 3 (3.30%) IMAP
7 3 (3.30%) Internet
7 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.20%) IPv4
8 2 (2.20%) SAN
8 2 (2.20%) Skype
8 2 (2.20%) SSL
8 2 (2.20%) VoIP
8 2 (2.20%) VPN
9 1 (1.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) MS Access
General
1 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) NHS
1 5 (5.49%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.30%) iPhone
2 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.20%) Biometrics
3 2 (2.20%) iPad
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.10%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) FMCG
4 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.84%) Windows
2 25 (27.47%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.09%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.99%) Android
5 8 (8.79%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.40%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.20%) Linux
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.20%) NetWare
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.79%) ITIL
2 6 (6.59%) Password Management
2 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
3 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
4 4 (4.40%) Time Management
5 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.30%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.30%) Network Management
6 2 (2.20%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.20%) Coaching
6 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.20%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 2 (2.20%) Eye Tracking
6 2 (2.20%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.20%) Project Management
6 2 (2.20%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (2.20%) Server Building
6 2 (2.20%) Service Management
6 2 (2.20%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) C
3 1 (1.10%) PHP
3 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.20%) Dovecot
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.20%) Postfix
4 2 (2.20%) Samba
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (31.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Apple
3 8 (8.79%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco
4 6 (6.59%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) Citrix
6 3 (3.30%) Dell
6 3 (3.30%) Google
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
7 2 (2.20%) Motorola
7 2 (2.20%) Sophos
8 1 (1.10%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.10%) Lotus
8 1 (1.10%) Mitel
8 1 (1.10%) Reuters
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