The first table below looks at the demand for the Support 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 Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 125 108 133
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 13 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.37% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.39% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £11.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+28.26% -14.81%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2969 2287 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 93.35% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1088 1370
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 186 189
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.91 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician across the North West region.

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician across the North West region.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 4 - - 6
Cheshire -6 2 - - 1
Lancashire -20 2 £180 -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
5 7 (28.00%) SLA
5 7 (28.00%) MS Office
6 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) Internet
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (12.00%) MCSE
9 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
10 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (4.00%) SCCM
10 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (4.00%) VMware
10 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (4.00%) AppSense
10 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
10 1 (4.00%) LAN
10 1 (4.00%) WAN
10 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 1 (4.00%) CA
10 1 (4.00%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) Lync
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) AppSense
2 1 (4.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Lumension