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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Technician
Rank 625 619 545
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -74
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 35 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 15
Median daily rate £115 £135 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £85 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £114 £120 £155
% change year-on-year
-5.20% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 35
Median hourly rate £13.28 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.46% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £8.63 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.24 £15.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.36%

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -35 27 £135 - 34
London 0 6 £163 +8.33% 5
Wales +20 5 £115 +4.54% 2
North West -7 5 £180 +14.28% 4
South East -9 5 £85 -37.03% 7
East of England +17 4 £116 -16.96% 2
South Wales +16 4 £115 +4.54%
Yorkshire -2 4 - - 8
Manchester -5 4 £180 - 2
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Northallerton - 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 £115 -
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £140 - 2
Scotland +5 2 £113 +37.19% 1
Berkshire +3 2 £93 -46.85%
Huntingdon - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 3
City of London +47 1 £200 -15.78% 1
Cambridge +15 1 £140 - 1
Bristol +1 1 £135 -
Cheshire +1 1 - -
South West +1 1 £135 - 2
Norfolk -1 1 £93 -33.92%
Surrey -1 1 £80 +18.51%
Chester -4 1 - -
Norwich -8 1 £93 -33.92%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
5 21 (26.25%) MS Office
6 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
7 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
8 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.50%) ITIL
9 9 (11.25%) Citrix
10 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
11 7 (8.75%) Apple
11 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (8.75%) SQL
12 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (7.50%) HNC
12 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
12 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
13 5 (6.25%) Office 365
13 5 (6.25%) Firewall
13 5 (6.25%) iPad
13 5 (6.25%) Smartphone
13 5 (6.25%) LAN
13 5 (6.25%) WAN
13 5 (6.25%) HP
14 4 (5.00%) DNS
14 4 (5.00%) Android
14 4 (5.00%) iPhone

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 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Office
2 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
1 5 (6.25%) LAN
1 5 (6.25%) WAN
2 4 (5.00%) DNS
2 4 (5.00%) Skype
2 4 (5.00%) Wireless
3 3 (3.75%) DHCP
3 3 (3.75%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) PBX
5 1 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.25%) VLAN
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 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 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Back Office
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
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%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.75%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.50%) VLE
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 28 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.00%) Android
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.75%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (3.75%) Service Management
4 2 (2.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (2.50%) Ticket Management
4 2 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (1.25%) CRM
5 1 (1.25%) Document Management
5 1 (1.25%) ERP
5 1 (1.25%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.25%) ITSM
5 1 (1.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.25%) Logistics
5 1 (1.25%) Migration
5 1 (1.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.25%) Security Management
5 1 (1.25%) Web Development
5 1 (1.25%) Workflow
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 4 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.75%) CCNA
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CCA
4 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.50%) MCSA
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCP
5 1 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
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 9 (11.25%) Citrix
3 7 (8.75%) Apple
4 5 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Remedy
5 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 2 (2.50%) EMC
6 2 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) Avaya
7 1 (1.25%) CyberTech
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) Google
7 1 (1.25%) iManage
7 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.25%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Siemens
7 1 (1.25%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Homerton College
Rate: Up to £22,911 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £1 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Irlam / Bolton, North West
ACDOCO LIMITED
Rate: £150-£400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East London
IOD Productions Limited
Rate: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum Negotiable depending on experience.
Posted: 20 days ago