The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 127 109 139
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 14 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.75% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.80% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Average daily rate £200 £200 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £279 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £10.00 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £11.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+28.26% -14.81%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3096 2254 3356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.14% 94.43% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1342 1944
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 153 247
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.88% -39.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Technician
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Somerset -16 6 £204 +16.42% 2
Devon - 5 £138 - 1
Dorset -8 1 £138 - 2
Bristol -16 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 3 (15.00%) MCSE
7 3 (15.00%) MCSA
7 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (15.00%) Handset
7 3 (15.00%) IVR
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) assyst
2 1 (5.00%) SAP EBP
2 1 (5.00%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (15.00%) PABX
3 2 (10.00%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) LSMW
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) Handset
1 3 (15.00%) IVR
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Kindle
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) MCSA
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MOS
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) BT
3 2 (10.00%) Altiris
3 2 (10.00%) Nortel
3 2 (10.00%) Siemens
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
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