The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Technician
Rank 623 618 562
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -56
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 20 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.049% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.052% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 9
Median daily rate £115 £128 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £89 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £206 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £115 £150
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 18
Median hourly rate £13.14 £19.75 £9.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.46% +113.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.25 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £33.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £7.50
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +140.00%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

IT Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Support Technician in the job title.

IT Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

IT Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Technician
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
England -24 16 £115 -17.85% 23
East of England +15 4 £116 -16.96%
London -2 4 £139 -7.50% 4
Wales +17 3 £115 +4.54%
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £140 -
South Wales +15 3 £115 +4.54%
Yorkshire +4 3 - - 3
South East -6 3 £93 +0.54% 6
Cardiff - 3 £115 -
Berkshire +4 2 £93 -46.85%
Northallerton - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
Cambridge +11 1 £140 -
Norfolk +1 1 £93 -33.92%
Norwich -10 1 £93 -33.92%
Maidenhead - 1 £101 -
Slough - 1 £85 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Dalkeith - 1 £113 -
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Rotherham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
Scotland - 1 £113 - 1

IT Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT 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 featuring IT Support Technician in the job title.

1 35 (79.55%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 23 (52.27%) Windows 7
5 18 (40.91%) MS Office
6 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
7 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.18%) ITIL
8 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.64%) Citrix
10 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (11.36%) iPad
11 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
11 4 (9.09%) Android
11 4 (9.09%) iPhone
11 4 (9.09%) Office 365
11 4 (9.09%) Firewall
11 4 (9.09%) Wireless
11 4 (9.09%) LAN
11 4 (9.09%) SQL
11 4 (9.09%) HP
11 4 (9.09%) WAN
11 4 (9.09%) DNS
12 3 (6.82%) Cisco
12 3 (6.82%) DHCP
12 3 (6.82%) CCNA

IT Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (40.91%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
1 4 (9.09%) LAN
1 4 (9.09%) WAN
1 4 (9.09%) Wireless
2 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) Intranet
4 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) iPad
2 4 (9.09%) iPhone
2 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) VLE
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (79.55%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows 7
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.09%) Android
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.55%) Linux
9 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (6.82%) Service Management
2 3 (6.82%) Ticket Management
3 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.27%) Coaching
4 1 (2.27%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL V2
4 1 (2.27%) ITSM
4 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.27%) Network Management
4 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.27%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) CCA
1 3 (6.82%) CCNA
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (6.82%) MCSA
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Apple
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) EMC
4 3 (6.82%) NetApp
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.27%) Meru Networks
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec
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