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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 567 563 582
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 34 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.023% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.024% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
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£150 £113 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £103 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £123 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £113 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -59.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.15 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +5.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.61 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.75 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.15 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +5.65%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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 -6 33 £150 +33.33% 11
London +25 12 £117 - 3
South West - 4 £160 - 1
South East -3 3 - - 1
North West -8 3 £143 -
Yorkshire - 3 £150 - 2
East of England -16 2 - - 3
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Oxfordshire 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Bletchley - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
5 8 (14.04%) MS Office
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (7.02%) WAN
9 4 (7.02%) LAN
10 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (5.26%) Internet
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix
10 3 (5.26%) SQL
10 3 (5.26%) DNS
10 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.51%) Validation
11 2 (3.51%) Migration
11 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
11 2 (3.51%) Time Management
11 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (3.51%) Cisco
11 2 (3.51%) CCNA
11 2 (3.51%) DHCP
11 2 (3.51%) HP

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LAN
1 4 (7.02%) WAN
2 3 (5.26%) DNS
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) Intranet
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) IPsec
4 1 (1.75%) VLAN
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.51%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Front Office
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) NHS
1 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.75%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 2 (3.51%) Validation
2 2 (3.51%) Migration
2 2 (3.51%) Time Management
3 1 (1.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VBScript
2 1 (1.75%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) Python
2 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) MCDST
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.75%) Samba
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) OpenView
1 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 1 (1.75%) Avaya
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) Apple
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee
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