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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 550 538 508
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 27 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.047% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.051% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Average daily rate
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£90 £263 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.80% +110.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £126 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £375 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £85 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
-43.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 10
Average hourly rate £12.51 £10.65 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.38 £7.00 £8.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.47 £10.65 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -6.37%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 -25 24 £90 -65.80% 9
London 0 7 £143 -62.00% 1
Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
South East - 5 £73 -
City of London +8 2 £190 -49.33%
East of England -3 2 £80 -46.66% 1
South West -24 2 £85 - 3
Scotland - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridge -6 1 £80 -46.66%
North West -7 1 £155 - 1
Cambridgeshire -15 1 £80 -46.66%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £73 -
Lancashire - 1 £155 -
Middlesex - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Ceredigion - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
West Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Heckmondwike - - - -
Lampeter - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 39 (65.00%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
6 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 11 (18.33%) VMware
8 10 (16.67%) DNS
9 9 (15.00%) SCCM
10 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (13.33%) MS Office
11 7 (11.67%) Cisco
11 7 (11.67%) DHCP
12 6 (10.00%) LAN
12 6 (10.00%) WAN
13 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (6.67%) SAN
14 4 (6.67%) HP
14 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
14 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
14 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
15 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (5.00%) NHS
15 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
15 3 (5.00%) VLAN
15 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (3.33%) Validation

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Lync
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 7 (11.67%) DHCP
3 6 (10.00%) LAN
3 6 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.67%) SAN
5 3 (5.00%) VLAN
6 2 (3.33%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.67%) Publishing
1 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 39 (65.00%) Windows
2 18 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (3.33%) Validation
1 2 (3.33%) ITIL
2 1 (1.67%) CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Migration
2 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (1.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (1.67%) Time Management
2 1 (1.67%) Data Entry
2 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) VBScript
2 1 (1.67%) VB
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) MCP
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) MCDST
3 1 (1.67%) MCTS
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) VMware
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
4 4 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Acronis