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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Technician
UK
Rank 574 604 589
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 27 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.063% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.066% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Median daily rate £141 £160 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £180 £185
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £150 £128
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 11
Median hourly rate £12.07 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.70 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -9.25%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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
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 27 February 2017.

IT Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Support Technician
Top 27 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +2 19 £141 -21.52% 35
North West - 4 - - 4
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +20 3 - - 8
West Yorkshire +15 3 - - 5
West Midlands +10 3 £113 -25.00% 2
South East +9 3 £145 -9.37% 10
London +15 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire -5 2 £145 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £113 -
Kidlington - 2 £145 -
Edinburgh +22 1 - -
Scotland +18 1 - -
Surrey +7 1 £138 -
South West -1 1 £165 - 2
Hertfordshire -7 1 - - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 4
North East -15 1 - - 1
Teesside - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Warrington - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £165 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

IT Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 35 (54.69%) Active Directory
3 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
4 23 (35.94%) MS Office
5 21 (32.81%) Windows 7
6 19 (29.69%) Apple
7 15 (23.44%) LAN
7 15 (23.44%) WAN
7 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (21.88%) ITIL
8 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
9 13 (20.31%) Windows 8
9 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
10 12 (18.75%) Mac OS X
11 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (17.19%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (17.19%) Android
12 10 (15.63%) Fat Client
12 10 (15.63%) Degree
12 10 (15.63%) DNS
12 10 (15.63%) Thin Client
13 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (14.06%) DHCP
13 9 (14.06%) MCDST
13 9 (14.06%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (12.50%) Internet
14 8 (12.50%) Handset
14 8 (12.50%) Service Management
15 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
15 7 (10.94%) Windows 10

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 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) Moodle
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (35.94%) MS Office
2 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) LAN
1 15 (23.44%) WAN
2 10 (15.63%) DNS
3 9 (14.06%) DHCP
4 8 (12.50%) Internet
5 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.13%) IMAP
7 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.56%) Intranet
8 1 (1.56%) Skype
8 1 (1.56%) VLAN
8 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MS Access
General
1 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Fat Client
1 10 (15.63%) Thin Client
2 8 (12.50%) Handset
3 5 (7.81%) iPad
3 5 (7.81%) iPhone
4 4 (6.25%) NHS
4 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.13%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Windows 7
3 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (20.31%) Windows 8
5 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
6 12 (18.75%) Mac OS X
7 11 (17.19%) Android
7 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.94%) Windows 10
9 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
10 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.13%) Linux
11 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (12.50%) Service Management
4 6 (9.38%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.69%) Network Management
7 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.13%) Biometrics
7 2 (3.13%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.13%) Eye Tracking
7 2 (3.13%) Password Management
7 2 (3.13%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (1.56%) Coaching
8 1 (1.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.56%) Software Audit
8 1 (1.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) PHP
2 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) MCDST
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Dovecot
4 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.13%) Postfix
4 2 (3.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Apple
3 6 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Citrix
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Dell
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) Mitel
6 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.56%) Reuters
6 1 (1.56%) Xerox