The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support 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 IT Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Technician
Rank 608 593 561
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 17 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.041% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.044% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £161 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £122 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £206 £183
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £165 £158
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.45 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £17.50 £16.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +31.81%

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -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 £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

IT Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 1 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

IT Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Support Technician
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -18 17 £150 -6.97% 18
London -1 4 £150 -6.97% 4
North West -17 4 - - 3
South East -34 3 £85 - 3
Manchester - 3 - - 2
South West -5 2 - - 4
Kent - 2 £85 - 1
North East - 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 - -
Wiltshire -4 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -
Berkshire -12 1 £175 - 1
Leeds -25 1 £275 +22.22%
West Yorkshire -25 1 £275 +22.22%
Yorkshire -30 1 £275 +22.22% 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Durham - 1 - -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £85 -

IT Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Technician in their job title.

1 38 (92.68%) Windows
2 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
3 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
4 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
5 15 (36.59%) MS Office
6 13 (31.71%) Windows XP
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (21.95%) Windows 8
8 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.63%) VMware
11 5 (12.20%) Degree
11 5 (12.20%) SCCM
11 5 (12.20%) Android
11 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
11 5 (12.20%) Office 365
11 5 (12.20%) DHCP
11 5 (12.20%) SAN
12 4 (9.76%) LAN
12 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.76%) VPN
12 4 (9.76%) DNS
12 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
12 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (7.32%) VLAN
13 3 (7.32%) Finance
13 3 (7.32%) Migration

IT Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Lync
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) WorkSite
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) DHCP
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) VPN
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
3 3 (7.32%) VLAN
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) Broadband
5 1 (2.44%) ADSL
5 1 (2.44%) PBX
5 1 (2.44%) WLAN
5 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.44%) Intranet
5 1 (2.44%) NAS
5 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Yeoman
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.88%) iPhone
1 2 (4.88%) Kindle
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (92.68%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
3 13 (31.71%) Windows XP
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (21.95%) Windows 8
5 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (12.20%) Android
8 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.44%) Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.44%) CentOS
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.32%) Migration
1 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
1 3 (7.32%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
2 2 (4.88%) Change Management
2 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
2 2 (4.88%) Service Management
3 1 (2.44%) Time Management
3 1 (2.44%) Network Management
3 1 (2.44%) Functional Testing
3 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.44%) Workflow
3 1 (2.44%) Coaching
3 1 (2.44%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) VB
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Citrix
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Mitel
3 3 (7.32%) Dell
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Capita
5 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.44%) Veeam
5 1 (2.44%) Acronis
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
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