The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 566 561 536
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 23 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.051% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.055% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£130 £165 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 7
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £8.90 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £14.53 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.45 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +4.16%

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Technician within the UK.

IT Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Technician within the UK.

IT Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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 -11 21 £130 -21.21% 8
East of England +12 5 £105 -30.00% 3
South East -26 5 £92 -20.43% 1
Yorkshire -4 4 - - 2
Berkshire - 4 - -
London -1 3 - - 1
Norfolk -1 3 - - 1
Norwich -2 3 - - 1
South West -4 2 £160 -
West Yorkshire -11 2 - -
City of London +12 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Lancashire -3 1 £155 -13.88%
Scotland -9 1 - -
North West -22 1 £155 -13.88% 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Lampeter - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Llanybydder - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 Technician in their job title.

1 35 (64.81%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
5 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 11 (20.37%) SCCM
7 10 (18.52%) VMware
8 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (12.96%) Cisco
9 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
10 6 (11.11%) DNS
10 6 (11.11%) MS Office
10 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (9.26%) Office 365
11 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (9.26%) LAN
11 5 (9.26%) WAN
11 5 (9.26%) DHCP
12 4 (7.41%) SAN
12 4 (7.41%) VLAN
12 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
12 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
12 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (5.56%) NHS
13 3 (5.56%) HP
13 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
13 3 (5.56%) ITIL

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.70%) Lync
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
2 5 (9.26%) DHCP
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
3 4 (7.41%) VLAN
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.85%) SNMP
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
General
1 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.85%) Publishing
1 1 (1.85%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Informatics
2 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (64.81%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (1.85%) CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Service Management
2 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
2 1 (1.85%) ITSM
2 1 (1.85%) Security Management
2 1 (1.85%) Migration
2 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
2 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.85%) MCDST
2 1 (1.85%) MCTS
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) MCP
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) VMware
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Acronis
6 1 (1.85%) Meraki
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