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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Technician
Rank 607 614 564
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -50
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 37 41 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.075% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 11
Median daily rate £140 £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £85 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £115 £150
% change year-on-year
+10.86% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 41
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £9.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £19.26 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.92%

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 29 August 2016.

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 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 29 August 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 -2 30 £145 -3.33% 38
London -14 9 £163 -16.12% 8
Yorkshire 0 6 £250 -9.09% 2
North West +8 5 £175 +16.66% 4
Manchester -4 5 £175 - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Northallerton - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - - 1
South Wales - 4 - - 1
East of England +21 3 £116 -16.96% 8
South East +8 3 £85 -8.10% 7
Cambridgeshire +25 2 £140 - 3
Berkshire +6 2 £93 -46.85% 1
Birmingham -12 2 - -
West Midlands -31 2 - - 2
Scotland - 2 £120 -
Bridgend - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
City of London +25 1 £200 - 4
Cambridge +17 1 £140 - 3
Surrey +4 1 £80 +18.51% 1
South West +2 1 £135 - 1
Bristol 0 1 £135 -
Norfolk -2 1 £93 -33.92%
Norwich -4 1 £93 -33.92%
West Wales - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Caterham - 1 £80 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 55 (68.75%) Windows
2 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 31 (38.75%) Windows 7
4 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (27.50%) MS Office
6 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
7 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (11.25%) Windows 10
10 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (8.75%) Citrix
11 7 (8.75%) Apple
11 7 (8.75%) ITIL
11 7 (8.75%) SQL
11 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
11 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.75%) Android
11 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
12 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (7.50%) Skype
12 6 (7.50%) HNC
12 6 (7.50%) LAN
12 6 (7.50%) WAN
12 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
13 5 (6.25%) Linux
13 5 (6.25%) DNS
13 5 (6.25%) VoIP
13 5 (6.25%) Firewall

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 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.50%) Quickr
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Office
2 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.50%) LAN
2 6 (7.50%) Skype
2 6 (7.50%) WAN
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
3 5 (6.25%) Firewall
3 5 (6.25%) VoIP
4 4 (5.00%) DHCP
4 4 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (2.50%) IMAP
5 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 2 (2.50%) Wireless
6 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.25%) Network Security
6 1 (1.25%) PBX
6 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (3.75%) Back Office
1 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Billing
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) iPad
1 5 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.00%) iPhone
3 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.50%) FMCG
4 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 55 (68.75%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.75%) Android
7 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.25%) Linux
9 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.25%) AIX
11 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.75%) ITIL
2 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.75%) CRM
3 3 (3.75%) Identity Management
3 3 (3.75%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (3.75%) Service Management
4 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.50%) High Availability
4 2 (2.50%) ITSM
4 2 (2.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (2.50%) Ticket Management
5 1 (1.25%) Document Management
5 1 (1.25%) Information Governance
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.25%) Logistics
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.25%) Network Management
5 1 (1.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.25%) Time Management
5 1 (1.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C
2 1 (1.25%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) HNC
2 3 (3.75%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MCP
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Dovecot
2 2 (2.50%) Postfix
2 2 (2.50%) Samba
2 2 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Apple
2 7 (8.75%) Citrix
3 4 (5.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) HP
4 3 (3.75%) Remedy
5 2 (2.50%) Lotus
6 1 (1.25%) Avaya
6 1 (1.25%) CyberTech
6 1 (1.25%) Dell
6 1 (1.25%) Google
6 1 (1.25%) iManage
6 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.25%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) Siemens
6 1 (1.25%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec
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