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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 459 446 494
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 123 99 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 25
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£225 £229 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +27.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £126 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £200 £185
% change year-on-year
+28.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 31 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.75 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.58 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+16.63% -14.25%
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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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
South East +13 39 £225 +12.50% 21
London -13 22 £163 -39.25% 14
South West -37 13 £348 +51.50% 11
North West -3 11 £288 +249.09% 10
East of England -31 10 - - 4
Yorkshire - 10 £275 - 3
West Midlands -4 9 £185 - 2
East Midlands +4 6 - - 4
North East -31 3 £124 -29.28% 2
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 144 (63.16%) Windows
2 82 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 81 (35.53%) Active Directory
4 65 (28.51%) Windows 7
5 59 (25.88%) Windows XP
6 56 (24.56%) ITIL
6 56 (24.56%) MS Office
7 51 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (19.30%) Citrix
10 43 (18.86%) MS Exchange
11 39 (17.11%) MS Excel
12 30 (13.16%) SLA
12 30 (13.16%) TCP/IP
13 28 (12.28%) VMware
14 23 (10.09%) Security Cleared
14 23 (10.09%) Cisco
14 23 (10.09%) WAN
15 22 (9.65%) LAN
16 20 (8.77%) Blackberry
17 19 (8.33%) Firewall
18 18 (7.89%) Internet
18 18 (7.89%) SQL
19 16 (7.02%) SQL Server
19 16 (7.02%) IBM Notes
19 16 (7.02%) HP
19 16 (7.02%) Lotus
19 16 (7.02%) Service Delivery
20 15 (6.58%) Service Management
20 15 (6.58%) Back Office

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 43 (18.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.02%) IBM Notes
3 15 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.19%) Lync
6 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.75%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.88%) IIS
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) Site Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (24.56%) MS Office
2 39 (17.11%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.75%) ArcInfo
5 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) assyst
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.09%) WAN
3 22 (9.65%) LAN
4 19 (8.33%) Firewall
5 18 (7.89%) Internet
6 13 (5.70%) DNS
7 12 (5.26%) SAN
8 11 (4.82%) VPN
9 10 (4.39%) DHCP
10 9 (3.95%) VoIP
11 8 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.07%) Wireless
12 7 (3.07%) IP Telephony
12 7 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.75%) 3G
13 4 (1.75%) PABX
13 4 (1.75%) LDAP
13 4 (1.75%) ADSL
14 2 (0.88%) SMTP
14 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.75%) MS Access
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) PVCS
General
1 15 (6.58%) Back Office
2 11 (4.82%) Finance
3 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.63%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.19%) Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Front Office
7 2 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) Middleware
2 2 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.51%) NHS
2 8 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.07%) GIS
4 6 (2.63%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.19%) Statistics
5 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.75%) CMDB
6 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.32%) AS400
8 2 (0.88%) Handset
8 2 (0.88%) IVR
8 2 (0.88%) CESG
8 2 (0.88%) iSeries
9 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 144 (63.16%) Windows
2 65 (28.51%) Windows 7
3 59 (25.88%) Windows XP
4 51 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.70%) Linux
7 12 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.07%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.19%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.19%) CentOS
12 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.75%) UNIX
13 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.32%) HPUX
14 2 (0.88%) Android
14 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.56%) ITIL
2 16 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 15 (6.58%) Service Management
4 8 (3.51%) Change Management
4 8 (3.51%) Asset Management
5 7 (3.07%) Problem Management
6 5 (2.19%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.19%) Workflow
7 4 (1.75%) Migration
7 4 (1.75%) Project Management
7 4 (1.75%) CRM
7 4 (1.75%) Data Management
7 4 (1.75%) Cartography
8 3 (1.32%) Change Control
8 3 (1.32%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.32%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (1.32%) ERP
8 3 (1.32%) Configuration Management
9 2 (0.88%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) SQL
2 7 (3.07%) Python
3 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.75%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.32%) Java
5 2 (0.88%) PHP
5 2 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) Perl
6 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.51%) MCP
6 7 (3.07%) MCSE
7 6 (2.63%) Degree
8 4 (1.75%) MCSA
8 4 (1.75%) CCNA
9 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.88%) MCITP
10 2 (0.88%) CCNP
10 2 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CCA
11 1 (0.44%) PhD
11 1 (0.44%) MCDST
11 1 (0.44%) MCTS
11 1 (0.44%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.16%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 81 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.07%) XenApp
4 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.75%) vSphere
7 3 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.44%) GPFS
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.51%) SCCM
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.88%) Control-M
3 2 (0.88%) Nagios
3 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.44%) Foglight
4 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.44%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.44%) YUM
4 1 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 82 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.30%) Citrix
3 28 (12.28%) VMware
4 23 (10.09%) Cisco
5 16 (7.02%) HP
5 16 (7.02%) Lotus
6 8 (3.51%) Apple
6 8 (3.51%) Oracle
7 7 (3.07%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.07%) Dell
8 4 (1.75%) NetApp
8 4 (1.75%) SonicWALL
8 4 (1.75%) Splunk
8 4 (1.75%) Mitel
9 3 (1.32%) JBoss
9 3 (1.32%) Adobe
9 3 (1.32%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.32%) McAfee
9 3 (1.32%) Sophos
10 2 (0.88%) Bloomberg
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