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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 210 221 239
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 37 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
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£225 £195 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -46.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £105 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £200 £185
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.68 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.40 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -14.81%
Support Technician
England

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
8537 8019 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.98% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4779 4262 4249
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 496 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 11 £281 +48.02% 4
Hampshire -8 11 £170 -37.03% 3
East Sussex - 8 £225 - 3
Surrey +3 4 - - 6
West Sussex -1 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 - 3
Kent - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - -
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) MS Office
2 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 21 (38.89%) MS Exchange
4 18 (33.33%) Citrix
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
7 10 (18.52%) Firewall
8 9 (16.67%) VMware
9 8 (14.81%) Cisco
9 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 7 (12.96%) LAN
10 7 (12.96%) WAN
11 6 (11.11%) DNS
11 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 5 (9.26%) DHCP
12 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000
12 5 (9.26%) ITIL
12 5 (9.26%) SQL
12 5 (9.26%) Internet
12 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
12 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
12 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (7.41%) Lync
13 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
13 4 (7.41%) Cartography

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 21 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) Lync
3 4 (7.41%) ArcGIS
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (40.74%) MS Office
2 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.41%) ArcInfo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) LAN
2 7 (12.96%) WAN
3 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.11%) DNS
4 5 (9.26%) DHCP
4 5 (9.26%) Internet
5 3 (5.56%) VPN
6 2 (3.70%) SAN
6 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.85%) SSL
7 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) MS Access
1 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) GIS
1 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.70%) NHS
2 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) EPoS
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.26%) ITIL
1 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
2 4 (7.41%) Data Management
2 4 (7.41%) Project Management
2 4 (7.41%) Cartography
3 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
3 2 (3.70%) ISMS
3 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (3.70%) Information Security Management
3 2 (3.70%) Security Management
3 2 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.85%) Time Management
4 1 (1.85%) Network Management
4 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.85%) Change Control
4 1 (1.85%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.85%) MCTS
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) XenApp
2 4 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Citrix
2 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.67%) VMware
4 8 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Mitel
5 4 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Lotus
6 2 (3.70%) Apple
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) EMC
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