The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Somerset 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 43 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.90% 3.74% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 3.95% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £158 £263
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% -
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
316 177 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.33% 94.65% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 90 83
Average daily rate £325 £318 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £23.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -47.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Technician
South West

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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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Support Technician
South West

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (40.00%) Handset
3 4 (40.00%) IVR
3 4 (40.00%) assyst
3 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (40.00%) PABX
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) VoIP
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (40.00%) PABX
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Handset
1 4 (40.00%) IVR
2 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change 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
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel
3 2 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (20.00%) BT
3 2 (20.00%) Altiris
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos