The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Technician
Rank 133 148 138
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.15% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £130 £263 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.47% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £193 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £333 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £194 £250 £231
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £12.69 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £12.05 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+14.10% -9.05%
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
2633 3150 3250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.51% 95.14% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 2004 2099
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 223 182
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Devon +6 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £130 -
Wiltshire +16 1 - -
Support Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 West region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (33.33%) Skype
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
6 4 (22.22%) BT
6 4 (22.22%) Handset
6 4 (22.22%) IVR
6 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 4 (22.22%) PABX
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) OpenScape
7 3 (16.67%) High Availability
7 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Siemens
8 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Skype
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) OpenScape
6 4 (22.22%) PABX
6 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (5.56%) DHCP
9 1 (5.56%) DNS
9 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (5.56%) Internet
9 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (5.56%) VPN
9 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Handset
1 4 (22.22%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 3 (16.67%) High Availability
2 3 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) BT
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Siemens
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) VMware