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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Technician
Rank 578 561 527
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 29 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.040% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.043% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Average daily rate
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£150 £150 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £126 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £169 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £146 £160
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.50 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015.

IT Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 -22 25 £150 - 27
South East -11 7 £163 - 10
London -5 5 £165 -5.71% 6
West Midlands - 5 - -
East of England +11 4 £105 -8.69% 3
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £175 - 1
South West +7 2 - - 1
North West -19 2 £165 - 3
Wales - 2 £110 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Royston - 2 - - 1
Berkshire -7 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £165 - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £105 -
Hampshire - 1 £150 -
Rugby - 1 - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £150 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £105 -
Street - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £120 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £165 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Oxford - 1 - -

IT Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (78.95%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
3 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
4 27 (47.37%) MS Office
5 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
7 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
8 12 (21.05%) VLAN
8 12 (21.05%) Windows 8
8 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (19.30%) SAN
10 10 (17.54%) DHCP
10 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
11 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (15.79%) Mitel
11 9 (15.79%) DNS
11 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 9 (15.79%) LAN
11 9 (15.79%) ITIL
12 8 (14.04%) Firewall
12 8 (14.04%) SQL
12 8 (14.04%) Citrix
12 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (12.28%) Android
13 7 (12.28%) Wireless
13 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (10.53%) VMware
14 6 (10.53%) VB
14 6 (10.53%) SCCM

IT Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.51%) Lync
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Site Server
Applications
1 27 (47.37%) MS Office
2 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) VLAN
2 11 (19.30%) SAN
3 10 (17.54%) DHCP
4 9 (15.79%) DNS
4 9 (15.79%) LAN
5 8 (14.04%) Firewall
6 7 (12.28%) Wireless
7 5 (8.77%) VPN
8 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.26%) Broadband
9 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.51%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.75%) NAS
10 1 (1.75%) Junos
10 1 (1.75%) VoIP
10 1 (1.75%) WLAN
10 1 (1.75%) WAN
10 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Yeoman
General
1 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.51%) NHS
1 2 (3.51%) Kindle
2 1 (1.75%) iPhone
2 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) BYOD
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 45 (78.95%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
3 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
4 12 (21.05%) Windows 8
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.28%) Android
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 4 (7.02%) Migration
2 4 (7.02%) Service Management
3 3 (5.26%) CAD
3 3 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (3.51%) ITSM
4 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.51%) Time Management
5 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.75%) Logistics
5 1 (1.75%) Network Management
5 1 (1.75%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.02%) MCP
1 4 (7.02%) MCSE
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
1 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Mitel
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) VMware
5 4 (7.02%) Dell
5 4 (7.02%) Apple
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) Google
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (3.51%) McAfee
8 1 (1.75%) Veeam
8 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.75%) Capita
8 1 (1.75%) HP
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