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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 439 474 471
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 140 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 8
Average daily rate
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£190 £157 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.82% -35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £101 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £213 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+16.86% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 44
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £9.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £19.55 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
London +40 45 £250 +40.84% 7
South East +1 43 £223 +39.49% 19
Yorkshire -2 13 £375 +316.66% 4
West Midlands -5 10 £185 - 5
North West -12 10 £140 - 8
East of England -10 9 £110 -8.33% 6
South West -25 7 £148 +18.00% 2
East Midlands +5 2 £190 - 2
North East -28 1 - - 1
Support Technician
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Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 148 (57.81%) Windows
2 93 (36.33%) Active Directory
3 88 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 68 (26.56%) MS Office
5 63 (24.61%) Windows 7
6 52 (20.31%) ITIL
7 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (16.41%) Windows XP
8 37 (14.45%) SQL
9 36 (14.06%) MS Excel
10 35 (13.67%) MS Exchange
10 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (11.72%) Security Cleared
12 28 (10.94%) VMware
13 25 (9.77%) Citrix
13 25 (9.77%) Linux
14 24 (9.38%) SLA
15 23 (8.98%) Cisco
15 23 (8.98%) Back Office
16 22 (8.59%) HP
16 22 (8.59%) Apple
16 22 (8.59%) LAN
17 20 (7.81%) Firewall
17 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (7.81%) Windows 8
18 19 (7.42%) Service Delivery
19 18 (7.03%) SC Cleared
19 18 (7.03%) DNS
19 18 (7.03%) TCP/IP
20 17 (6.64%) Internet

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.52%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.73%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.95%) Apache
5 5 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.17%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) Site Server
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) Lync
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 68 (26.56%) MS Office
2 36 (14.06%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.73%) ArcInfo
4 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.78%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
2 1 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.59%) LAN
2 20 (7.81%) Firewall
3 18 (7.03%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.03%) DNS
4 17 (6.64%) Internet
4 17 (6.64%) WAN
5 14 (5.47%) VPN
6 12 (4.69%) DHCP
7 11 (4.30%) Wireless
7 11 (4.30%) SAN
8 9 (3.52%) VLAN
9 8 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.73%) IP Telephony
11 6 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.56%) SMTP
12 4 (1.56%) LDAP
13 3 (1.17%) VoIP
13 3 (1.17%) 3G
14 2 (0.78%) SSL
14 2 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.91%) MySQL
3 9 (3.52%) FileMaker
4 7 (2.73%) MS Access
4 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.78%) Toad
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) PVCS
General
1 23 (8.98%) Back Office
2 11 (4.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.30%) Finance
3 8 (3.13%) Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.56%) Law
6 3 (1.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.17%) Retail
7 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.73%) .NET
2 2 (0.78%) Middleware
2 2 (0.78%) LAMP
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.30%) Blackberry
1 11 (4.30%) GIS
2 7 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.34%) NHS
3 6 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.34%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.95%) Statistics
5 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.17%) iSeries
6 3 (1.17%) EPoS
6 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.78%) AS400
7 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.78%) Chemistry
7 2 (0.78%) Biology
7 2 (0.78%) CESG
7 2 (0.78%) iPhone
7 2 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 148 (57.81%) Windows
2 63 (24.61%) Windows 7
3 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (16.41%) Windows XP
4 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (9.77%) Linux
6 20 (7.81%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.91%) Windows Vista
8 8 (3.13%) Mac OS X Server
8 8 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.73%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.34%) Android
11 4 (1.56%) UNIX
12 3 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.17%) CentOS
12 3 (1.17%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.78%) NetWare
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.31%) ITIL
2 19 (7.42%) Service Delivery
3 10 (3.91%) Project Management
4 8 (3.13%) Service Management
4 8 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 7 (2.73%) Data Management
5 7 (2.73%) Cartography
6 6 (2.34%) Change Management
7 5 (1.95%) Software Deployment
8 4 (1.56%) Line Management
8 4 (1.56%) ITSM
8 4 (1.56%) Migration
8 4 (1.56%) Problem Management
8 4 (1.56%) SIEM
9 3 (1.17%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.17%) Business Continuity
9 3 (1.17%) Analytics
9 3 (1.17%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.17%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (0.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.45%) SQL
2 7 (2.73%) VB.NET
3 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.17%) VB
5 2 (0.78%) Java
5 2 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) RPG
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.39%) R
6 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.64%) Degree
4 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.30%) MCSE
5 11 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.34%) CCNA
6 6 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.95%) MCP
8 4 (1.56%) MCSA
8 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.78%) MCDST
10 1 (0.39%) MCTS
10 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.39%) PhD
10 1 (0.39%) CCNP
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 93 (36.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.34%) vSphere
5 5 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.78%) Squid
9 1 (0.39%) GPFS
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.73%) SCCM
2 6 (2.34%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.17%) Puppet
5 2 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.78%) OpenView
5 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.78%) Nagios
5 2 (0.78%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.39%) Foglight
6 1 (0.39%) OVSD
6 1 (0.39%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.39%) logstash
6 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.39%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 88 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.94%) VMware
3 25 (9.77%) Citrix
4 23 (8.98%) Cisco
5 22 (8.59%) HP
5 22 (8.59%) Apple
6 12 (4.69%) Oracle
7 9 (3.52%) Lotus
7 9 (3.52%) Symantec
8 8 (3.13%) Dell
9 7 (2.73%) McAfee
10 6 (2.34%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.34%) Mitel
11 5 (1.95%) Becrypt
11 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.95%) Adobe
12 4 (1.56%) NetApp
12 4 (1.56%) Reuters
12 4 (1.56%) Google
12 4 (1.56%) SonicWALL
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