The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Technician
Rank 564 521 570
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +49
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 23 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.048% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.052% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Average daily rate £163 £150 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £93 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £146 £160 £175
% change year-on-year
-8.59% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.34% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -18.51%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
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 30 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 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -87 23 £163 +8.33% 30
East Midlands -3 8 £143 - 3
North West -13 4 - - 7
South West -18 4 £150 - 2
Plymouth - 4 £150 - 1
Devon - 4 £150 - 1
South East -19 3 - - 9
London -22 3 £180 +102.81% 4
Manchester -13 1 - - 4
West Midlands -17 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 £143 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £143 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 3
North East - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1

IT Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 14 (31.11%) ITIL
4 14 (31.11%) MS Office
5 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
5 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
6 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
10 7 (15.56%) SLA
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (13.33%) AS400
11 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
11 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 6 (13.33%) VPN
11 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
11 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) ERP
12 5 (11.11%) MCSE
12 5 (11.11%) VMware
13 4 (8.89%) Degree
13 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (8.89%) MCSA
13 4 (8.89%) Cisco
14 3 (6.67%) Citrix

IT Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Site Server
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Office
2 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 6 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (6.67%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.44%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) Wireless
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) WLAN
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) PABX
5 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
2 6 (13.33%) AS400
3 3 (6.67%) NHS
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Kindle
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) HPUX
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) ERP
3 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) OO
5 1 (2.22%) CRM
5 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PHP
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C++
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) MCSA
4 2 (4.44%) MCDST
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) HNC
5 1 (2.22%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) SLA
2 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Google
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