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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 511 470 451
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 68 92 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 20
Average daily rate
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£200 £180 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £130 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £246 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £180 £188
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 35
Average hourly rate £12.47 £14.81 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.20 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £14.62 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-14.50% +27.13%
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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -9 18 £220 +23.07% 8
South East -4 13 £165 +40.42% 10
East of England +3 10 £200 +60.00% 6
North West -19 9 - - 3
South West +2 6 - - 6
Yorkshire -6 6 £254 +23.78% 5
West Midlands -21 6 - - 5
North East - 1 £230 -
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 97 (56.73%) Windows
2 65 (38.01%) Active Directory
3 46 (26.90%) MS Office
4 43 (25.15%) Windows 7
5 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
6 33 (19.30%) ITIL
7 29 (16.96%) VMware
8 27 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 27 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 21 (12.28%) Security Cleared
9 21 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (10.53%) SQL
11 18 (10.53%) Cisco
11 18 (10.53%) Citrix
12 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (9.36%) DNS
12 16 (9.36%) SCCM
12 16 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
13 15 (8.77%) Wireless
14 14 (8.19%) Linux
14 14 (8.19%) DHCP
15 13 (7.60%) LAN
15 13 (7.60%) Service Delivery
15 13 (7.60%) Windows 8
15 13 (7.60%) VLAN
16 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (7.02%) Oracle
16 12 (7.02%) SQL Server

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 27 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.68%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.17%) Apache
8 2 (1.17%) Lync
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.58%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.58%) Site Server
Applications
1 46 (26.90%) MS Office
2 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) ArcInfo
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.36%) DNS
2 15 (8.77%) Wireless
3 14 (8.19%) DHCP
4 13 (7.60%) LAN
4 13 (7.60%) VLAN
5 10 (5.85%) VPN
5 10 (5.85%) SAN
6 9 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.68%) Firewall
7 8 (4.68%) WAN
8 4 (2.34%) SMTP
8 4 (2.34%) LDAP
9 3 (1.75%) Internet
9 3 (1.75%) Broadband
9 3 (1.75%) SSL
9 3 (1.75%) Symposium
10 2 (1.17%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.17%) VoIP
10 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.58%) Toad
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (6.43%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.68%) NHS
3 6 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.92%) iPhone
5 4 (2.34%) iPad
5 4 (2.34%) CMDB
5 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.17%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.17%) GIS
7 2 (1.17%) Kindle
8 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) BYOD
8 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.58%) Derivative
8 1 (0.58%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.58%) Biology
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 97 (56.73%) Windows
2 43 (25.15%) Windows 7
3 27 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 21 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.19%) Linux
7 13 (7.60%) Windows 8
8 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.26%) Android
10 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.75%) UNIX
13 2 (1.17%) CentOS
13 2 (1.17%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.30%) ITIL
2 13 (7.60%) Service Delivery
3 7 (4.09%) Migration
4 6 (3.51%) Service Management
5 5 (2.92%) Incident Management
5 5 (2.92%) Change Management
6 4 (2.34%) Investment Management
7 3 (1.75%) CAD
7 3 (1.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (1.75%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.17%) Workflow
8 2 (1.17%) ITSM
8 2 (1.17%) Time Management
8 2 (1.17%) SIEM
9 1 (0.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (0.58%) Software Deployment
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (0.58%) DevOps
9 1 (0.58%) Cartography
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.75%) VB
3 3 (1.75%) Java
4 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.68%) Degree
3 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) MCSE
5 5 (2.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.92%) MCP
6 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.17%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CCVP
7 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.58%) MCSA
7 1 (0.58%) CCNP
7 1 (0.58%) CCNA
7 1 (0.58%) CCA
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 65 (38.01%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 6 (3.51%) vSphere
5 5 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.17%) Squid
8 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (9.36%) SCCM
2 3 (1.75%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.17%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.58%) logstash
4 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.96%) VMware
3 18 (10.53%) Cisco
3 18 (10.53%) Citrix
4 12 (7.02%) Oracle
5 11 (6.43%) HP
5 11 (6.43%) Apple
6 5 (2.92%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.92%) Mitel
6 5 (2.92%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.34%) Google
7 4 (2.34%) Polycom
7 4 (2.34%) Verint
7 4 (2.34%) Reuters
7 4 (2.34%) Dell
7 4 (2.34%) Adobe
8 3 (1.75%) Novell
8 3 (1.75%) Veeam
9 2 (1.17%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.17%) SonicWALL
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