The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Technician
England / South East
Rank 218 216 218
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 18 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Median daily rate £148 £143 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £312 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £146 £150
% change year-on-year
-0.34% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.55 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £18.65 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £13.68 £12.18
% change year-on-year
-11.73% +12.32%

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
6818 7725 8535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.35% 94.17% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 4555 4590
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 410 415
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +17 7 - -
Hampshire +9 5 £125 -9.09% 6
Surrey +15 3 £175 - 4
Oxfordshire -5 3 £145 +3.57%
Support Technician
England

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 South East region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
3 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) ITIL
4 8 (17.39%) MS Office
4 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.04%) ZABBIX
6 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (13.04%) Puppet
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (13.04%) Office 365
6 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 6 (13.04%) Ambari
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
6 6 (13.04%) DevOps
6 6 (13.04%) HP
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle
6 6 (13.04%) Unix
6 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 6 (13.04%) SOA
6 6 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (13.04%) JIRA
6 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) Back Office
7 5 (10.87%) SQL

Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) IaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Skype
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) Broadband
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.87%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.35%) iPad
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.52%) Android
5 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
3 6 (13.04%) DevOps
3 6 (13.04%) SOA
4 5 (10.87%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Office Automation
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.17%) Network Design
7 1 (2.17%) Workflow
7 1 (2.17%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) PHP
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Ambari
1 6 (13.04%) Puppet
1 6 (13.04%) ZABBIX
2 4 (8.70%) SCCM
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (2.17%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) Apple
3 4 (8.70%) Remedy
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas