The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 239 229 223
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 15 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
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£165 £153 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £117 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £248 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £175
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £12.38 £17.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +17.39%
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 5 £190 - 1
Berkshire -6 3 £155 -16.21% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £175 - 1
Surrey +1 1 - - 1
West Sussex -17 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 5
Kent - 1 - - 2
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) MS Office
3 15 (37.50%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (22.50%) Wireless
8 8 (20.00%) HP
9 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.50%) DHCP
11 5 (12.50%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) Service Management
12 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (10.00%) DNS
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
13 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
13 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (7.50%) Apple
13 3 (7.50%) NHS
13 3 (7.50%) Internet
13 3 (7.50%) VPN
13 3 (7.50%) Android
13 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
14 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (5.00%) VMware

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Site Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Wireless
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.00%) VLAN
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) Junos
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Law
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Android
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.50%) Network Management
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) MCP
2 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Apple
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Mitel
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Verint
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
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