The table below looks at the statistics for the Support 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 Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 505 444 469
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 70 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 21
Average daily rate
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£208 £185 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £133 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £185 £158
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £7.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £17.65 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.45 £12.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -8.51%
Support Technician
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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
45952 44401 42082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29584 27581 25036
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1743 1814 2016
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £37.80 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in England

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in England

Support Technician
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram in England

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in England

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Support 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 Support Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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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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
London -5 19 £225 +26.76% 7
South East -24 19 £148 -28.04% 12
East of England +4 10 £140 +21.73% 5
North West -24 8 £220 +109.52% 10
Yorkshire -19 5 £198 +14.49% 6
West Midlands -9 4 - - 2
South West -27 3 £200 -3.61% 6
East Midlands -16 1 £275 +71.87% 7
North East - 1 £230 - 1
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 100 (68.03%) Windows
2 60 (40.82%) Active Directory
3 45 (30.61%) MS Office
4 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
5 40 (27.21%) Windows 7
6 33 (22.45%) Windows XP
7 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (14.97%) VMware
8 22 (14.97%) MS Exchange
9 19 (12.93%) Citrix
10 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (11.56%) ITIL
11 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (10.88%) Windows 8
12 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
13 14 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (9.52%) DHCP
14 13 (8.84%) DNS
14 13 (8.84%) Linux
15 12 (8.16%) Android
15 12 (8.16%) SCCM
15 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
15 12 (8.16%) Cisco
16 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
16 11 (7.48%) Wireless
17 10 (6.80%) Change Management
17 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
17 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
17 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.72%) Lync
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (30.61%) MS Office
2 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) DHCP
2 13 (8.84%) DNS
3 11 (7.48%) Wireless
4 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.12%) VPN
5 9 (6.12%) LAN
6 8 (5.44%) SAN
6 8 (5.44%) VLAN
7 6 (4.08%) Firewall
7 6 (4.08%) WAN
8 5 (3.40%) Broadband
9 4 (2.72%) IPv4
9 4 (2.72%) LDAP
10 3 (2.04%) Internet
11 2 (1.36%) Skype
11 2 (1.36%) Symposium
11 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.36%) SMTP
11 2 (1.36%) PBX
11 2 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (6.12%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.08%) NHS
2 6 (4.08%) iPhone
2 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.72%) Replication
3 4 (2.72%) CMDB
3 4 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.04%) iPad
4 3 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Kindle
5 2 (1.36%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (68.03%) Windows
2 40 (27.21%) Windows 7
3 33 (22.45%) Windows XP
4 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (10.88%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.84%) Linux
8 12 (8.16%) Android
9 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.08%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.04%) CentOS
12 3 (2.04%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.36%) AIX
13 2 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.68%) UNIX
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.56%) ITIL
2 10 (6.80%) Change Management
3 8 (5.44%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.08%) Migration
5 5 (3.40%) Service Management
5 5 (3.40%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.72%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.04%) Workflow
7 3 (2.04%) CAD
7 3 (2.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.04%) Time Management
8 2 (1.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.36%) Customer Insight
8 2 (1.36%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.36%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.36%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.36%) Software Licensing
8 2 (1.36%) CRM
8 2 (1.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.44%) SQL
2 3 (2.04%) Java
2 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.68%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) Perl
4 1 (0.68%) PHP
4 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.08%) Degree
3 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) MCSE
5 4 (2.72%) MCP
6 3 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.36%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) CCA
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CCVP
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) SLA
1 6 (4.08%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 7 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) XenApp
6 2 (1.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.97%) VMware
3 19 (12.93%) Citrix
4 12 (8.16%) Cisco
5 8 (5.44%) Oracle
6 7 (4.76%) HP
6 7 (4.76%) Apple
7 5 (3.40%) Veeam
8 4 (2.72%) Dell
9 3 (2.04%) Adobe
9 3 (2.04%) McAfee
9 3 (2.04%) Splunk
9 3 (2.04%) Verint
9 3 (2.04%) Novell
10 2 (1.36%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.36%) Google
11 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.68%) Polycom
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