The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Technician
UK / England
Rank 512 492 472
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 53 103 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 32
Median daily rate £145 £180 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £100 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £408 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £146 £158
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 48
Median hourly rate £12.16 £13.68 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.06% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £9.93 £9.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.65 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £13.68 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-11.73% +16.38%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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
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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
South East -1 18 £148 +3.50% 14
London -2 11 £175 -2.77% 4
West Midlands -4 7 £113 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire +7 5 - - 3
East of England -2 4 - - 3
South West -4 4 £133 -55.83% 4
North West +22 3 - - 6
Support Technician
UK

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Support 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 Support Technician in the job title.

1 74 (52.48%) Windows
2 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
4 30 (21.28%) MS Office
5 29 (20.57%) Windows 7
6 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
7 18 (12.77%) Linux
7 18 (12.77%) ITIL
7 18 (12.77%) HP
8 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
9 14 (9.93%) VMware
10 13 (9.22%) SC Cleared
11 12 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (8.51%) Smartphone
11 12 (8.51%) Apple
12 11 (7.80%) Cisco
12 11 (7.80%) Back Office
13 10 (7.09%) Office 365
13 10 (7.09%) Internet
13 10 (7.09%) Unix
13 10 (7.09%) SQL
13 10 (7.09%) DBS Check
14 9 (6.38%) Windows 10
14 9 (6.38%) NHS
14 9 (6.38%) SLA
14 9 (6.38%) Finance
14 9 (6.38%) Migration
14 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (6.38%) Apple iOS

Support 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 6 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.84%) Apache
2 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.71%) Moodle
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (21.28%) MS Office
2 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.71%) InDesign
5 1 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.09%) Office 365
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) Internet
2 8 (5.67%) LAN
3 7 (4.96%) SAN
3 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.96%) WAN
4 6 (4.26%) DNS
4 6 (4.26%) Firewall
4 6 (4.26%) Skype
4 6 (4.26%) VoIP
5 4 (2.84%) Broadband
5 4 (2.84%) DHCP
5 4 (2.84%) ISDN
5 4 (2.84%) VPN
5 4 (2.84%) Wireless
6 3 (2.13%) Network Security
7 2 (1.42%) IMAP
7 2 (1.42%) Intranet
7 2 (1.42%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database
1 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (7.80%) Back Office
2 9 (6.38%) Finance
3 4 (2.84%) Law
3 4 (2.84%) Legal
4 2 (1.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Military
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.42%) J2EE
2 2 (1.42%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Smartphone
1 12 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (6.38%) NHS
3 6 (4.26%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.13%) CCTV
5 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.13%) iPhone
5 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.42%) CESG
6 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.42%) e-Health
6 2 (1.42%) iPad
6 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.42%) Statistics
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 74 (52.48%) Windows
2 29 (20.57%) Windows 7
3 18 (12.77%) Linux
4 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.09%) Unix
6 9 (6.38%) Android
6 9 (6.38%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.38%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.96%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.55%) Mac OS
10 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.84%) CentOS
11 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.77%) ITIL
2 9 (6.38%) Migration
3 8 (5.67%) Data Protection
3 8 (5.67%) SOA
4 7 (4.96%) Service Management
5 6 (4.26%) DevOps
5 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.55%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.55%) Information Security
6 5 (3.55%) Time Management
7 4 (2.84%) Network Management
7 4 (2.84%) Office Automation
7 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.84%) Ticket Management
8 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.13%) Network Design
9 2 (1.42%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.42%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.42%) Open Source
9 2 (1.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.09%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.71%) PHP
3 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) DBS Check
4 8 (5.67%) Degree
5 4 (2.84%) CCNA
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.13%) MCSE
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) ECDL
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.42%) Dovecot
5 2 (1.42%) Postfix
5 2 (1.42%) Samba
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Ambari
1 6 (4.26%) Puppet
1 6 (4.26%) SCCM
1 6 (4.26%) ZABBIX
2 5 (3.55%) Grafana
2 5 (3.55%) Nagios
3 4 (2.84%) SCOM
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.42%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.71%) SCSM
5 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.71%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.77%) HP
3 14 (9.93%) VMware
4 12 (8.51%) Apple
5 11 (7.80%) Cisco
6 7 (4.96%) Oracle
7 6 (4.26%) Dell
7 6 (4.26%) Remedy
8 5 (3.55%) Citrix
8 5 (3.55%) Google
8 5 (3.55%) Splunk
9 3 (2.13%) Sophos
9 3 (2.13%) Veeam
10 2 (1.42%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.42%) Adobe
10 2 (1.42%) Juniper
10 2 (1.42%) NetApp
10 2 (1.42%) SAP
10 2 (1.42%) Veritas
11 1 (0.71%) Mitel
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