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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Technician
Rank 562 544 522
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.031% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.033% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
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£338 £288 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% +30.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £8.41 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.37% -65.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £8.41 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+185.37% -65.67%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 -23 9 £338 +22.72% 6
London +12 3 - -
South West -17 3 £338 - 1
North West - 1 £155 - 1
Bristol - 1 £338 -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Brighton - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (53.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Back Office
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Apple
6 7 (23.33%) FileMaker
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 7 (23.33%) MySQL
6 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X Server
7 6 (20.00%) ITIL
7 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (16.67%) Firewall
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (13.33%) Lync
9 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
9 4 (13.33%) Internet
9 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.00%) Oracle
10 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
10 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000
10 3 (10.00%) CCNA
10 3 (10.00%) MS Office
10 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (13.33%) Lync
2 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Eikon
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) ATM
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) FileMaker
1 7 (23.33%) MySQL
General
1 14 (46.67%) Back Office
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Informatics
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) B2B
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Apple
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Reuters
5 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.67%) LogRhythm
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
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