The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank - 129 138
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £113 £225
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £10.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.15 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.88% -2.80%
IT 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 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
2838 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 202 218
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Technician in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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Job
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Lancashire - - - -
IT Technician
England

IT Technician
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Technician in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) OpenView
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) MSI
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee