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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Technician
Rank 598 626 575
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -51
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 51 44 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.080% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 13
Median daily rate £150 £130 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £87 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £120 £110
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 39
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £9.20 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.26 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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 +25 41 £156 +11.60% 48
London +2 9 £170 +13.33% 5
Yorkshire +19 8 £250 -9.09% 5
North West +23 7 £175 - 7
Manchester +1 7 £175 - 4
North Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
Wales - 6 £165 -
South East +17 5 £83 -36.53% 13
West Midlands -17 5 £250 - 5
Northallerton - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 £165 -
Scotland +23 4 £93 -5.12%
East of England +13 4 £86 -33.65% 8
Surrey +16 3 £80 +18.51% 2
Edinburgh +15 3 £93 -5.12%
Caterham - 3 £80 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £165 -
Birmingham -5 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £250 - 2
Bridgend - 2 - -
South West +11 1 £150 - 2
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Norfolk +3 1 £93 -33.92%
Bristol +1 1 £150 -
Norwich 0 1 £93 -33.92%
Hertfordshire -1 1 - - 1
East Midlands -7 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 £200 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 56 (71.79%) Windows
2 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 30 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
5 23 (29.49%) MS Office
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
7 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.82%) Apple
9 9 (11.54%) ITIL
9 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
10 8 (10.26%) LAN
10 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (10.26%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (8.97%) WAN
11 7 (8.97%) DNS
11 7 (8.97%) SQL
12 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
12 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
12 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
12 6 (7.69%) VoIP
12 6 (7.69%) Citrix
12 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (7.69%) Office 365
13 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
13 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
13 5 (6.41%) Firewall
13 5 (6.41%) Android
13 5 (6.41%) DHCP

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 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.85%) Quickr
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Moodle
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (29.49%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) LAN
2 7 (8.97%) DNS
2 7 (8.97%) WAN
3 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.69%) VoIP
4 5 (6.41%) DHCP
4 5 (6.41%) Firewall
5 4 (5.13%) Internet
5 4 (5.13%) Skype
5 4 (5.13%) VPN
6 3 (3.85%) Wireless
7 2 (2.56%) IMAP
7 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.28%) Intranet
8 1 (1.28%) Network Security
8 1 (1.28%) SAN
8 1 (1.28%) SSL
8 1 (1.28%) VLAN
8 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Back Office
2 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Billing
3 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.28%) Online Betting
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.85%) FMCG
2 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 56 (71.79%) Windows
2 30 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.41%) Android
7 5 (6.41%) Linux
7 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.28%) AIX
10 1 (1.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.54%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.13%) Password Management
3 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.85%) Identity Management
4 3 (3.85%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.56%) Business Transformation
5 2 (2.56%) Coaching
5 2 (2.56%) CRM
5 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.56%) High Availability
5 2 (2.56%) ITSM
5 2 (2.56%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (2.56%) Ticket Management
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.28%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.28%) Project Management
6 1 (1.28%) Security Management
6 1 (1.28%) Service Management
6 1 (1.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.85%) HNC
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) Dovecot
3 2 (2.56%) Postfix
3 2 (2.56%) Samba
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.28%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Apple
3 6 (7.69%) Citrix
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Lotus
5 3 (3.85%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Dell
6 2 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) CyberTech
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.28%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.28%) Motorola
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) Siemens
7 1 (1.28%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.28%) Sophos
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £12.66 per hour + £12.66 per hour, £18.99 weekend shifts
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £20000 Per Annum 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago