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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 510 461 475
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 79 116 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 31
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£225 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £349 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £226 £175
% change year-on-year
+10.61% +29.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £10.50 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £22.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +5.76%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +26 24 £220 +40.80% 7
South East -35 22 £219 -2.77% 10
East of England +3 7 £140 -
Yorkshire -32 7 £275 +4.76% 2
East Midlands -6 6 £250 - 1
North West -36 5 - - 15
South West -25 3 £75 -77.69% 8
North East - 3 - - 1
West Midlands -10 2 - - 2
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 (65.75%) Windows
2 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
3 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
4 39 (26.71%) MS Office
5 37 (25.34%) Windows 7
6 33 (22.60%) Windows XP
7 23 (15.75%) Security Cleared
8 22 (15.07%) VMware
9 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (12.33%) MS Exchange
10 18 (12.33%) Linux
11 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
13 14 (9.59%) Citrix
13 14 (9.59%) Finance
13 14 (9.59%) Windows 8
13 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (8.22%) DHCP
14 12 (8.22%) SQL
14 12 (8.22%) Oracle
15 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
15 11 (7.53%) MS Excel
15 11 (7.53%) DNS
15 11 (7.53%) Change Management
15 11 (7.53%) Android
15 11 (7.53%) Office 365
16 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
16 10 (6.85%) HP

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.42%) Lync
7 3 (2.05%) IIS
7 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (26.71%) MS Office
2 11 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) DHCP
2 11 (7.53%) DNS
3 10 (6.85%) SAN
4 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.16%) VPN
5 6 (4.11%) LAN
5 6 (4.11%) Firewall
5 6 (4.11%) VLAN
6 5 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.42%) Wireless
6 5 (3.42%) IPv4
7 4 (2.74%) WAN
7 4 (2.74%) Internet
8 3 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.05%) Skype
8 3 (2.05%) PBX
9 2 (1.37%) VoIP
9 2 (1.37%) Broadband
10 1 (0.68%) NAS
10 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Yeoman
General
1 14 (9.59%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.05%) Back Office
3 3 (2.05%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.37%) .NET
1 2 (1.37%) COM+
2 1 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.68%) XML
2 1 (0.68%) Flash
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.11%) NHS
4 5 (3.42%) Replication
5 4 (2.74%) CMDB
5 4 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.74%) iPhone
6 3 (2.05%) Clustering
7 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.37%) iPad
7 2 (1.37%) Kindle
7 2 (1.37%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 96 (65.75%) Windows
2 37 (25.34%) Windows 7
3 33 (22.60%) Windows XP
4 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.33%) Linux
5 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (9.59%) Windows 8
8 11 (7.53%) Android
9 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.79%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.42%) AIX
12 3 (2.05%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.05%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.68%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.68%) UNIX
14 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (7.53%) Change Management
2 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
3 8 (5.48%) ITIL
4 6 (4.11%) Asset Management
5 5 (3.42%) Migration
5 5 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.05%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.05%) Service Management
6 3 (2.05%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.05%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.05%) Software Licensing
7 2 (1.37%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.37%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.37%) Release Management
7 2 (1.37%) Logistics
7 2 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.37%) Change Control
7 2 (1.37%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.22%) SQL
2 6 (4.11%) Java
3 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.68%) C
5 1 (0.68%) Perl
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.11%) Degree
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.05%) MCSE
5 3 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.37%) MCP
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) CCA
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.68%) RHCE
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCVP
7 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.05%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.05%) XenApp
5 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.37%) NetCrunch
2 2 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.07%) VMware
3 14 (9.59%) Citrix
4 12 (8.22%) Oracle
5 10 (6.85%) HP
6 7 (4.79%) Cisco
7 6 (4.11%) Apple
8 5 (3.42%) Veeam
9 3 (2.05%) Splunk
9 3 (2.05%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.05%) Dell
9 3 (2.05%) Novell
9 3 (2.05%) McAfee
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) Adobe
10 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.68%) Trustwave
11 1 (0.68%) Verint
11 1 (0.68%) Acronis
11 1 (0.68%) Polycom
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