The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Technician
Rank 641 635 616
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 6 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.009% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.009% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £270 £175 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% +22.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £167 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £197 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £203 £119
% change year-on-year
+43.20% +70.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.75 - £11.21
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 - £8.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 - £13.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 - £11.21

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Senior Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Technician in the job title.

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
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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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 -21 5 £250 +42.85% 6
East of England +5 2 - - 2
London -25 2 £250 +47.05%
Hertfordshire +12 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £290 -
Scotland - 1 £290 - 1
Clydebank - 1 £290 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Droitwich - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

Senior Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Senior 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 Senior Technician in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Lotus
3 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) IBM Domino
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) IIS
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365

Senior 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 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Domino
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (23.53%) Back Office
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Simpana
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Lotus
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) CommVault
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.88%) VMware