The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 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
Support Technician
Rank 45 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.48% 4.31% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 4.57% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£336 £200 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £290 £189
UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+29.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -10.34%
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South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
315 219 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.47% 94.40% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 135 92
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.93 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Back Office
4 4 (40.00%) assyst
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Front Office
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (20.00%) MSI
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Nortel
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) assyst
2 1 (10.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (20.00%) PABX
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Back Office
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Handset
2 2 (20.00%) IVR
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Altiris
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Siemens
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) BT