The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 138 105 124
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.45% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.48% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £143
% change year-on-year
- +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £11.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £11.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -7.84%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3157 2070 2545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.18% 92.37% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2052 1306 1445
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 182 205
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Support Technician
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset -8 2 £400 +11.11%
Bristol -21 2 £145 - 3
Devon -18 1 £175 - 1
Dorset - 1 £150 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) SLA
4 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) SAN
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
6 7 (29.17%) Service Management
6 7 (29.17%) Back Office
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
8 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.83%) Change Management
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) Front Office
10 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (12.50%) 3G
10 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (12.50%) Oracle
10 3 (12.50%) MCP
10 3 (12.50%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) assyst
2 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) 3G
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (29.17%) Back Office
2 4 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (4.17%) IVR
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Service Management
3 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
3 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) CAD
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) MCP
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MOS
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCDPM
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus
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