The table below looks at the statistics for the ICT Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICT Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICT Technician
Rank 630 607 578
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -29
Contract jobs requiring an ICT Technician 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.006% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £230 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 - £9.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £13.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

ICT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ICT Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

ICT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ICT Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ICT Technician within the UK.

ICT Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ICT Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICT Technician within the UK.

ICT Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ICT Technician
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
England -4 3 - - 5
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 - -

ICT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ICT 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 ICT Technician in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Lync
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management

ICT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ICT 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 ICT Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos