The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Technician
UK
Rank 538 546 527
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 57 72 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 25
Median daily rate £116 £125 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £94 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £171
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £123 £130
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 43
Median hourly rate £12.07 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £9.84 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £15.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% +6.52%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Technician in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

IT Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT 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 Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 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 -7 38 £120 - 50
Yorkshire +18 9 £100 -18.36% 5
South East +11 9 £145 +58.46% 22
Scotland +28 8 £105 -10.63% 1
West Midlands -4 6 £101 -32.50% 4
West Yorkshire +21 5 £100 - 3
Hampshire +15 4 £125 - 5
North Yorkshire +9 4 - - 1
London +1 4 £120 -20.00% 4
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Northallerton - 4 - -
North West +15 3 - - 6
South West +11 3 £143 - 4
Wales 0 3 £168 +28.84% 1
Highlands - 3 - -
Inverness - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £100 - 1
Cheshire +25 2 - -
Cardiff +15 2 £168 +28.84% 1
South Wales +13 2 £168 +28.84% 1
Kent -2 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire -4 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -5 2 £148 -
East of England -6 2 - - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £113 - 1
Walsall - 2 £90 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Manchester +13 1 - - 4
Slough +10 1 - -

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT 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 Technician in the job title.

1 83 (70.34%) Windows
2 48 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
3 40 (33.90%) MS Office
3 40 (33.90%) Windows 7
4 24 (20.34%) Apple
5 19 (16.10%) LAN
5 19 (16.10%) Windows 8
6 17 (14.41%) Windows Server
6 17 (14.41%) WAN
6 17 (14.41%) DNS
7 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
8 14 (11.86%) ITIL
8 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
9 13 (11.02%) DHCP
10 11 (9.32%) Windows XP
10 11 (9.32%) Mac OS X
10 11 (9.32%) Internet
10 11 (9.32%) Windows 10
10 11 (9.32%) Android
11 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (8.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (7.63%) Thin Client
12 9 (7.63%) Fat Client
12 9 (7.63%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (7.63%) Office 365
12 9 (7.63%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
13 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008

IT 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 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.93%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.54%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.54%) Quickr
3 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.69%) Moodle
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (33.90%) MS Office
2 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) LAN
2 17 (14.41%) DNS
2 17 (14.41%) WAN
3 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.02%) DHCP
5 11 (9.32%) Internet
6 7 (5.93%) Wireless
7 6 (5.08%) Firewall
8 5 (4.24%) Skype
8 5 (4.24%) VoIP
8 5 (4.24%) VPN
9 4 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.39%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.39%) Network Security
10 3 (2.54%) IMAP
10 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.69%) IPv4
11 2 (1.69%) SAN
11 2 (1.69%) SSL
12 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.69%) Finance
2 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Billing
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Online Betting
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Fat Client
1 9 (7.63%) Thin Client
1 9 (7.63%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.08%) Handset
3 5 (4.24%) iPad
3 5 (4.24%) iPhone
3 5 (4.24%) NHS
3 5 (4.24%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.54%) FMCG
5 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 83 (70.34%) Windows
2 40 (33.90%) Windows 7
3 19 (16.10%) Windows 8
4 17 (14.41%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.32%) Android
5 11 (9.32%) Mac OS X
5 11 (9.32%) Windows 10
5 11 (9.32%) Windows XP
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.54%) Linux
9 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.69%) NetWare
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.86%) ITIL
2 9 (7.63%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
3 7 (5.93%) Service Management
4 6 (5.08%) Identity Management
4 6 (5.08%) Network Architecture
4 6 (5.08%) Password Management
4 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.24%) Network Management
5 5 (4.24%) Time Management
6 3 (2.54%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.69%) Business Transformation
7 2 (1.69%) Coaching
7 2 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.69%) CRM
7 2 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.69%) High Availability
7 2 (1.69%) Patch Management
7 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.69%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) C
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) DBS Check
1 8 (6.78%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) MCDST
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.69%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.69%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) HNC
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.69%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.69%) Postfix
4 2 (1.69%) Samba
4 2 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.34%) Apple
3 7 (5.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.08%) Cisco
4 6 (5.08%) HP
5 4 (3.39%) Citrix
5 4 (3.39%) Dell
6 3 (2.54%) Google
6 3 (2.54%) Lotus
7 2 (1.69%) IBM
7 2 (1.69%) Motorola
7 2 (1.69%) Sophos
8 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.85%) Mitel
8 1 (0.85%) Reuters
8 1 (0.85%) Xerox
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