The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior 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
Senior Technician
Rank 586 557 597
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 15 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.034% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.037% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
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£325 £163 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £153 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £173 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £175 £306
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £21.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.63 -

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%

Senior Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Senior Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior 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 -28 15 £325 +100.00% 7
London +17 4 £325 +116.66% 2
South West -32 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £275 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technician in their job title.

1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) ITIL
6 8 (29.63%) Firewall
7 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
7 7 (25.93%) Back Office
7 7 (25.93%) Migration
7 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
7 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 5 (18.52%) SAN
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (18.52%) Symantec
9 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
10 4 (14.81%) Internet
10 4 (14.81%) Service Management
10 4 (14.81%) Change Management
10 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.81%) Wireless

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Lync
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) assyst
1 1 (3.70%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 4 (14.81%) Internet
3 4 (14.81%) Wireless
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) VoIP
6 1 (3.70%) SSL
6 1 (3.70%) IPv4
6 1 (3.70%) DEFINITY
6 1 (3.70%) FirePass
6 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Back Office
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) IPTV
3 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 2 (7.41%) Video Editing
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) LPAR
4 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) OS/400
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.70%) Change Control
7 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
4 3 (11.11%) MCP
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) VCP5
5 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) CCSA
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Symantec
5 4 (14.81%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Dell
6 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.41%) Nokia
7 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
7 2 (7.41%) Polycom
7 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.41%) LogRhythm
8 1 (3.70%) Altiris
8 1 (3.70%) Axway
8 1 (3.70%) F5
8 1 (3.70%) Trustwave
8 1 (3.70%) Apple
8 1 (3.70%) Reuters
8 1 (3.70%) EMC
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