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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Technician
Rank 587 623 591
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -32
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 33 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.061% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.065% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 14
Median daily rate £165 £130 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £115 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £171 £172
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £130 £110
% change year-on-year
+21.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 21
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.76 £8.91 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +5 26 £138 +5.76% 26
South East +33 13 £138 -36.04% 6
Hampshire +28 5 £125 - 2
Surrey +24 5 - -
Caterham - 5 - -
Cardiff +16 4 £168 +28.84%
South Wales +6 4 £168 +28.84%
Wales -4 4 £168 +28.84%
London -15 4 £175 -2.77% 2
Southampton - 4 - - 1
North West +8 3 - - 3
Manchester +5 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 2 - - 5
South West +10 1 £120 - 2
East Midlands -7 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 - - 7
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £150 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £120 -
Oxford - 1 £150 - 1
Warrington - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £120 -
Basingstoke - 1 £125 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 - -

IT Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
3 23 (45.10%) Windows 7
4 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 20 (39.22%) MS Office
6 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 9 (17.65%) Apple
6 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
7 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
7 8 (15.69%) Android
7 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
7 8 (15.69%) LAN
7 8 (15.69%) DNS
7 8 (15.69%) WAN
8 7 (13.73%) DHCP
8 7 (13.73%) ITIL
8 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (13.73%) Mac OS X
8 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
8 7 (13.73%) Office 365
9 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
9 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.80%) SQL
10 5 (9.80%) Internet
10 5 (9.80%) iPhone
10 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (9.80%) iPad
11 4 (7.84%) Asset Management

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 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Moodle
3 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (39.22%) MS Office
2 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) DNS
1 8 (15.69%) LAN
1 8 (15.69%) WAN
2 7 (13.73%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) Internet
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) IMAP
5 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) Intranet
6 1 (1.96%) Skype
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) VoIP
6 1 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) iPad
1 5 (9.80%) iPhone
2 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 8 (15.69%) Android
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
5 7 (13.73%) Mac OS X
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.88%) Linux
9 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 3 (5.88%) Network Management
4 2 (3.92%) Business Transformation
4 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.92%) CRM
4 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.92%) Password Management
4 2 (3.92%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (3.92%) Service Management
4 2 (3.92%) Ticket Management
5 1 (1.96%) Coaching
5 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.96%) Information Governance
5 1 (1.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (1.96%) Security Management
5 1 (1.96%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) PHP
2 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.92%) MCDST
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Dovecot
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) Postfix
3 2 (3.92%) Samba
4 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.96%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Apple
3 4 (7.84%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.96%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.96%) Mitel
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) Reuters
6 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Xerox