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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Technician
Rank 129 141 123
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate £238 £85 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+179.41% -32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £11.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.42% -12.03%
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
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire - 8 £610 - 2
Bristol 0 4 £150 - 2
Somerset - 2 £275 -
Dorset - 1 £200 - 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (27.59%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
6 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
6 8 (27.59%) AIX
6 8 (27.59%) Linux
6 8 (27.59%) Oracle
6 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
6 8 (27.59%) Java
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) VMware
6 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
7 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.24%) Back Office
8 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.79%) Information Security
9 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco
9 4 (13.79%) SFIA
9 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
10 3 (10.34%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
1 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
1 1 (3.45%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) 2G
4 1 (3.45%) 3G
4 1 (3.45%) GSM
4 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) UMTS
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) WLAN
General
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) PDA
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (27.59%) AIX
4 8 (27.59%) Linux
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Information Security
1 4 (13.79%) SFIA
2 3 (10.34%) Coaching
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Kanban
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago