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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 587 572 580
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 30 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.037% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate
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£98 £100 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £100 £175
% change year-on-year
- -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.90 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £11.30 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+21.68% -5.83%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
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 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -7 29 £98 -2.50% 12
London +17 11 £95 - 3
South East -17 4 £100 -20.00% 4
West Midlands - 4 £250 -
East of England -22 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 - - 3
Basingstoke - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
St Neots - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Atherstone - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
6 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 10 (16.67%) MS Office
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (13.33%) ITIL
8 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (10.00%) DNS
9 5 (8.33%) WAN
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (8.33%) LAN
9 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (6.67%) VMware
11 3 (5.00%) NHS
11 3 (5.00%) Internet
11 3 (5.00%) SQL
11 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (5.00%) DHCP
11 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.00%) Cisco
12 2 (3.33%) CCNA
12 2 (3.33%) MCSE
12 2 (3.33%) Intranet
12 2 (3.33%) Legal
12 2 (3.33%) Validation

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) WAN
2 5 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (5.00%) DHCP
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (1.67%) Animation
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (3.33%) Validation
3 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (1.67%) Time Management
3 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (1.67%) Data Entry
3 1 (1.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) VBScript
2 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) CCNA
3 2 (3.33%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) MCDST
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) MCP
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) vSphere
2 1 (1.67%) Samba
2 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) WMI
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) Avaya
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
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