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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 512 449 469
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 75 120 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 23
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£214 £185 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £185 £158
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 32
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £7.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.55 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +8 23 £215 +32.30% 9
South East -42 19 £175 -22.22% 11
East of England -7 8 £140 +21.73% 4
Yorkshire -28 7 £198 -8.13% 3
North West -31 7 £220 -3.29% 14
East Midlands -8 5 £250 - 2
West Midlands -5 4 - - 1
South West -17 2 £200 -16.23% 4
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 96 (67.13%) Windows
2 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
3 44 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 44 (30.77%) MS Office
4 34 (23.78%) Windows 7
5 32 (22.38%) Windows XP
6 21 (14.69%) VMware
7 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (13.29%) Citrix
9 18 (12.59%) MS Exchange
10 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
11 16 (11.19%) Windows 8
11 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (10.49%) Android
13 14 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (9.79%) Linux
14 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
15 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (8.39%) DHCP
15 12 (8.39%) SQL
15 12 (8.39%) Change Management
16 11 (7.69%) Finance
16 11 (7.69%) SCCM
16 11 (7.69%) ITIL
16 11 (7.69%) Oracle
16 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
16 11 (7.69%) DNS
16 11 (7.69%) Office 365

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.50%) Lync
6 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (30.77%) MS Office
2 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) DHCP
2 11 (7.69%) DNS
3 10 (6.99%) VPN
4 9 (6.29%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.29%) Wireless
5 8 (5.59%) SAN
6 7 (4.90%) VLAN
7 6 (4.20%) Firewall
7 6 (4.20%) LAN
8 5 (3.50%) Broadband
9 4 (2.80%) IPv4
9 4 (2.80%) LDAP
10 3 (2.10%) VoIP
10 3 (2.10%) WAN
10 3 (2.10%) Internet
10 3 (2.10%) Skype
11 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.40%) SMTP
11 2 (1.40%) WLAN
11 2 (1.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (7.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.10%) Back Office
3 3 (2.10%) Law
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) CSS
2 1 (0.70%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) Flash
2 1 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Blackberry
1 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) NHS
3 6 (4.20%) iPhone
4 5 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.80%) Replication
5 4 (2.80%) CMDB
6 3 (2.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.40%) Kindle
7 2 (1.40%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Handset
7 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.13%) Windows
2 34 (23.78%) Windows 7
3 32 (22.38%) Windows XP
4 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.19%) Windows 8
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (10.49%) Android
7 14 (9.79%) Linux
8 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 8 (5.59%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.10%) CentOS
11 3 (2.10%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.40%) UNIX
12 2 (1.40%) AIX
12 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (8.39%) Change Management
2 11 (7.69%) ITIL
3 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
5 6 (4.20%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.50%) Migration
7 4 (2.80%) Service Management
8 3 (2.10%) Workflow
8 3 (2.10%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.40%) Project Management
9 2 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.40%) CAD
9 2 (1.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.40%) Customer Insight
9 2 (1.40%) Time Management
9 2 (1.40%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.40%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.40%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.40%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.39%) SQL
2 3 (2.10%) Java
2 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.70%) C
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) PHP
4 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.80%) MCSE
5 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) MCP
6 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.40%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) CCA
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CCVP
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.20%) Terminal Services
3 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.10%) XenApp
5 2 (1.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.69%) VMware
3 19 (13.29%) Citrix
4 11 (7.69%) Oracle
5 9 (6.29%) Cisco
5 9 (6.29%) HP
6 8 (5.59%) Apple
7 5 (3.50%) Veeam
8 3 (2.10%) Splunk
8 3 (2.10%) Novell
8 3 (2.10%) Dell
8 3 (2.10%) McAfee
9 2 (1.40%) Adobe
9 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.40%) Google
10 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.70%) Polycom
10 1 (0.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.70%) Verint
10 1 (0.70%) Mitel
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