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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 611 586 576
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 14 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.054% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.058% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate
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£115 £150 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £117 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £214 £123
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £155 £113
% change year-on-year
-25.80% +37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £12.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £7.50 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £20.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.15
% change year-on-year
- +2.88%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

IT Technician Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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 28 August 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 -30 11 £115 -23.33% 15
London +10 3 £238 +151.32% 3
West Midlands 0 3 - - 2
South East -19 3 £93 - 1
City of London +5 2 - - 2
Worcestershire -2 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Redditch - 2 - -
Yarmouth - 2 £104 -
Birmingham +6 1 - -
Bristol -5 1 - -
South West -13 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £150 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £85 -
Lancashire - 1 £150 -
Kent - 1 £85 -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (20.00%) MS Office
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.67%) SCCM
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
8 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (3.33%) ECDL
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) CommVault
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
8 1 (3.33%) UNIX
8 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) PBX
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (3.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Project Management
2 1 (3.33%) Service Management
2 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.33%) ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) Migration
2 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.33%) ECDL
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Avaya
4 1 (3.33%) CommVault
4 1 (3.33%) Meraki
4 1 (3.33%) HP
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