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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Technician
Rank 520 511 521
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 60 69 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 11
Average daily rate £125 £128 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £83 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £130 £125
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.45 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £12.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.92%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -5 16 £92 -29.61% 16
London -2 13 £148 +40.47% 9
East of England +5 11 £115 +43.75% 1
Yorkshire -17 7 £123 - 3
South West +4 4 £135 +58.82% 2
West Midlands -16 4 £150 - 4
North West -17 4 £99 -38.28% 9
North East -25 1 - - 1
IT Technician
UK

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (64.04%) Windows
2 63 (55.26%) Active Directory
3 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 24 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 22 (19.30%) MS Office
7 21 (18.42%) Windows Server
8 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 14 (12.28%) LAN
10 12 (10.53%) Cisco
10 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (9.65%) ITIL
12 10 (8.77%) WAN
12 10 (8.77%) Driving Licence
12 10 (8.77%) DBS Check
13 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (7.89%) SLA
14 8 (7.02%) SCCM
14 8 (7.02%) Blackberry
14 8 (7.02%) Windows XP
15 7 (6.14%) Office 365
15 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (6.14%) Apple
15 7 (6.14%) Firewall
16 6 (5.26%) Wireless
16 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
16 6 (5.26%) Finance
16 6 (5.26%) NHS
16 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (4.39%) Migration

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Lync
4 1 (0.88%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 22 (19.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) LAN
2 10 (8.77%) WAN
3 7 (6.14%) Firewall
4 6 (5.26%) Wireless
5 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.63%) Internet
6 3 (2.63%) Intranet
6 3 (2.63%) VoIP
7 2 (1.75%) DHCP
7 2 (1.75%) DNS
7 2 (1.75%) WebEx
8 1 (0.88%) Broadband
8 1 (0.88%) Network Security
8 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.88%) VLAN
8 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (5.26%) Finance
1 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Driving Licence
2 8 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.26%) NHS
4 5 (4.39%) iSeries
5 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.51%) Contactless
5 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.75%) CMDB
7 2 (1.75%) VLE
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (64.04%) Windows
2 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.75%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) Linux
11 1 (0.88%) NetWare
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.65%) ITIL
2 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (4.39%) Facilities Management
2 5 (4.39%) Migration
3 4 (3.51%) Asset Management
3 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
3 4 (3.51%) Time Management
4 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (2.63%) Problem Management
4 3 (2.63%) Service Management
5 2 (1.75%) Change Management
5 2 (1.75%) Coaching
5 2 (1.75%) Data Protection
5 2 (1.75%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (1.75%) Network Management
5 2 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (1.75%) Software Licensing
5 2 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) SQL
2 2 (1.75%) C
2 2 (1.75%) C++
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) DBS Check
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.51%) MCP
3 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) MCSE
5 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 2 (1.75%) HNC
5 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CCA
6 1 (0.88%) CCNA
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) MCDST
6 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) Cisco
3 7 (6.14%) Apple
4 5 (4.39%) VMware
5 4 (3.51%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) McAfee
7 2 (1.75%) Citrix
7 2 (1.75%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.88%) Acronis
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) Bomgar
8 1 (0.88%) EMC
8 1 (0.88%) Lotus
8 1 (0.88%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.88%) NetApp
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle
8 1 (0.88%) Polycom
8 1 (0.88%) Tandberg
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