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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Technician
Rank 613 594 581
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.023% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Average daily rate £225 £251 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £8.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +185.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £8.41
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +185.37%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 20 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 11 £250 -0.49% 11
South East - 5 £198 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £198 -
Oxford - 4 £198 -
East of England -1 2 £180 - 1
Scotland - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
London +2 1 £250 +51.51% 4
North West -11 1 £191 +22.90%
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £191 -
Clydebank - 1 £200 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £180 -
Cheshire - 1 £191 -
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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%) Windows
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) Back Office
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (18.52%) Information Security
9 4 (14.81%) SCCM
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.81%) SFIA
9 4 (14.81%) Change Management
9 4 (14.81%) Firewall
10 3 (11.11%) Service Management
10 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 3 (11.11%) Finance
10 3 (11.11%) Lotus
10 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
10 3 (11.11%) WAN
10 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (11.11%) Time Management
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (7.41%) SCOM

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.41%) IBM Domino
4 2 (7.41%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (37.04%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Information Security
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) SFIA
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.70%) Kanban
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Security Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Building
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Lotus
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Mitel
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) CommVault
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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