The table below looks at the statistics for the Network 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 Network Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Technician
Rank 592 558 529
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Technician 7 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.025% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£203 £234 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +41.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £220 £165
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +33.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.65 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +8.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.65 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +8.25%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Network Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Technician within the UK.

Network Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Network Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Technician within the UK.

Network Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -14 7 £203 -13.46% 1
London +1 2 £224 -56.55% 1
Durham - 1 £288 -
North East - 1 £288 -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -

Network Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Network Technician in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) WAN
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) VLAN
6 4 (22.22%) Service Management
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Mitel
8 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
8 2 (11.11%) SCCM
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.11%) Android
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) ITSM
8 2 (11.11%) CCIE
8 2 (11.11%) CCNP
8 2 (11.11%) CCNA

Network Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Network Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) VLAN
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) OSPF
8 1 (5.56%) BGP
8 1 (5.56%) IPv6
8 1 (5.56%) Internet
8 1 (5.56%) Multicast
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Android
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) Mitel
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) Verint
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Dell