The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had IT Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Technician
England / North West
Rank 123 156 142
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.053% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.056% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £99 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £10.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 - £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 - £10.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.13 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +1.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Technician across the North West region.

IT Technician Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IT Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Technician across the North West region.

IT Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
IT Technician
England

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT 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 North West region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Postfix
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) IMAP
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (16.67%) Dovecot
6 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
6 2 (16.67%) Server Building

IT Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) IMAP
4 2 (16.67%) IPv4
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Intranet
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MS Access
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Server Building
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Dovecot
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (16.67%) Postfix
2 2 (16.67%) Samba
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Motorola
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) VMware