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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technician
Rank 600 563 585
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 13 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.034% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.037% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
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£325 £244 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £158 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £346 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £263
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -27 13 £325 +33.33% 13
South West -39 4 £348 +3.34%
Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Birmingham - 3 £270 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £270 - 4
London +5 1 £325 +116.66%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 5
South Wales - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Haywards Heath - - - -

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 8 (27.59%) Back Office
5 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.69%) SAN
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (17.24%) Symantec
7 5 (17.24%) Citrix
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (17.24%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) CCNA
8 4 (13.79%) SLA
8 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.79%) MCSE
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (13.79%) Internet
8 4 (13.79%) Service Management
8 4 (13.79%) Wireless

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Eikon
2 1 (3.45%) Summit
2 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (10.34%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (10.34%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.90%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) IPv4
6 1 (3.45%) DEFINITY
6 1 (3.45%) FirePass
6 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (27.59%) Back Office
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Billing
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.90%) IPTV
3 2 (6.90%) Statistics
3 2 (6.90%) Video Editing
3 2 (6.90%) CMDB
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) LPAR
4 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) OS/400
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) SIEM
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) VCP5
5 1 (3.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Reuters
5 2 (6.90%) Nokia
5 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.90%) Polycom
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.90%) LogRhythm
6 1 (3.45%) Altiris
6 1 (3.45%) Axway
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Trustwave
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
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