The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Technician
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - - 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £219 £225
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.28 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -5.88%
Support Technician
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
222 285 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.87% 97.94% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 141 233
Median daily rate £353 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% +21.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

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 Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Support 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 Somerset region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) VoIP
1 5 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 5 (100.00%) PABX
2 4 (80.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) OpenScape
2 4 (80.00%) BT
2 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (80.00%) Handset
2 4 (80.00%) IVR
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Siemens
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) PABX
1 5 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 5 (100.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) OpenScape
2 4 (80.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Handset
1 4 (80.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) BT
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Siemens