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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Technician
Rank 619 636 601
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -35
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Technician 29 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.041% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.043% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Median daily rate £150 £140 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £210 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £130 £110
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +0.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £10.30 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £15.81 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 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
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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 +23 26 £150 +3.44% 21
South East +19 6 £85 -60.46% 5
London -8 6 £163 +8.33% 1
North West +14 4 £175 - 3
Manchester -10 4 £175 - 1
Surrey - 4 - - 2
Caterham - 4 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
West Midlands - 3 - - 4
Wales - 3 £165 -
South Wales - 3 £165 -
Cardiff - 2 £165 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Northallerton - 2 - -
South West +9 1 £150 - 1
Norwich +2 1 £93 -33.92%
Norfolk +1 1 £93 -33.92%
East of England 0 1 £93 -28.84% 2
East Midlands -5 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 £150 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £85 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £85 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -

IT Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
4 19 (42.22%) MS Office
5 8 (17.78%) Windows 10
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
6 7 (15.56%) ITIL
6 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (13.33%) Office 365
7 6 (13.33%) Android
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (11.11%) Linux
8 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 5 (11.11%) Apple
8 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) DHCP
9 4 (8.89%) SQL
9 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
9 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
10 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (6.67%) Internet
10 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery

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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Moodle
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) DHCP
2 4 (8.89%) DNS
3 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 3 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) IMAP
4 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) Intranet
5 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.22%) VLAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
1 2 (4.44%) iPad
1 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
1 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.22%) iPhone
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
2 1 (2.22%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.78%) Windows 10
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.33%) Android
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.11%) Linux
5 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
3 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Business Transformation
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) ITSM
4 2 (4.44%) Password Management
4 2 (4.44%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (4.44%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.22%) Coaching
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) Security Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.22%) Workflow
5 1 (2.22%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Dovecot
3 2 (4.44%) Postfix
3 2 (4.44%) Samba
4 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.22%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Apple
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.22%) Meru Networks
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Remedy
5 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
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