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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 222 231 219
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 41 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£223 £160 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.49% -48.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £162 £113
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +44.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £28.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.85%
Support Technician
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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
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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
Hampshire -4 18 £468 +147.81% 10
Surrey +4 10 - - 5
Berkshire +6 5 £163 +16.07% 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £175 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £205 -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 32 (40.00%) MS Office
2 32 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (17.50%) ITIL
8 12 (15.00%) SQL
8 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (13.75%) HP
9 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
10 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
10 9 (11.25%) Citrix
11 8 (10.00%) DNS
11 8 (10.00%) Asset Management
12 7 (8.75%) VB.NET
12 7 (8.75%) .NET
12 7 (8.75%) MS Access
12 7 (8.75%) DHCP
12 7 (8.75%) Internet
12 7 (8.75%) McAfee
12 7 (8.75%) Project Management
12 7 (8.75%) GIS
12 7 (8.75%) ArcGIS
12 7 (8.75%) ArcInfo
12 7 (8.75%) Data Management
12 7 (8.75%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) ArcGIS
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) Site Server
6 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (40.00%) MS Office
2 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.75%) ArcInfo
4 2 (2.50%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) DNS
2 7 (8.75%) DHCP
2 7 (8.75%) Internet
3 6 (7.50%) LAN
4 5 (6.25%) WAN
4 5 (6.25%) VPN
4 5 (6.25%) Firewall
4 5 (6.25%) Wireless
5 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.50%) VLAN
6 2 (2.50%) SAN
7 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) Junos
7 1 (1.25%) SMS
7 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MS Access
1 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Toad
General
1 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.25%) Finance
1 1 (1.25%) Law
1 1 (1.25%) Legal
1 1 (1.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) GIS
1 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Statistics
3 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.25%) EPoS
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.25%) Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
2 8 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (8.75%) Data Management
3 7 (8.75%) Project Management
3 7 (8.75%) Cartography
4 4 (5.00%) Line Management
4 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.75%) Analytics
5 3 (3.75%) Migration
5 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.50%) Service Management
6 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.50%) ITSM
7 1 (1.25%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.25%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.25%) Time Management
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) MCP
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.50%) MCSE
4 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) HP
3 9 (11.25%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) McAfee
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) Apple
6 4 (5.00%) Google
7 3 (3.75%) Symantec
7 3 (3.75%) Becrypt
7 3 (3.75%) Mitel
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle
8 2 (2.50%) Cognos
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco
8 2 (2.50%) Dell
8 2 (2.50%) i2
8 2 (2.50%) ILOG
9 1 (1.25%) Lotus
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.25%) Altiris
9 1 (1.25%) EMC
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