The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Technician
Rank 546 531 463
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 84 113 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 65
Median daily rate £175 £165 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 49
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.95 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £17.20 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+23.40% -12.96%

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Support Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
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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 -7 74 £175 -2.77% 35
South East +40 28 £220 -1.12% 10
London -13 14 £175 -2.77%
Hampshire +28 9 £125 -9.09% 3
Surrey +26 9 £175 - 3
South West +6 9 £115 -60.00% 2
Yorkshire +12 8 £225 -29.68% 6
West Yorkshire +24 7 £225 +87.50% 3
Oxford +5 6 £238 +63.79%
North West +3 6 £115 -23.33% 3
Oxfordshire +3 6 £238 +63.79%
Southampton +11 5 - - 1
South Wales +6 5 £168 +28.84%
Wales -5 5 £168 +28.84%
Caterham - 5 - -
Cardiff +15 4 £168 +28.84%
West Midlands -17 4 £400 +166.66% 5
Leeds +20 3 £225 +87.50% 2
Bristol +9 3 £110 -36.23%
Gloucestershire +2 3 £100 -83.05%
Manchester +2 3 £115 -20.68% 3
Wiltshire +1 3 £320 -1.53% 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £100 -
Edinburgh +21 2 £85 - 1
Scotland +16 2 £85 - 12
Berkshire +11 2 - - 1
East of England +3 2 £120 -17.80% 9
Wakefield -2 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £175 -

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Support 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 Support Technician in the job title.

1 89 (54.94%) Windows
2 55 (33.95%) Active Directory
3 45 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 40 (24.69%) Windows 7
5 36 (22.22%) MS Office
6 32 (19.75%) ITIL
7 24 (14.81%) Linux
8 22 (13.58%) HP
9 21 (12.96%) MS Excel
10 19 (11.73%) VMware
11 18 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
12 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (10.49%) MS Exchange
13 16 (9.88%) SQL
13 16 (9.88%) Service Management
13 16 (9.88%) Back Office
14 15 (9.26%) Cisco
14 15 (9.26%) Windows Server
15 14 (8.64%) WAN
15 14 (8.64%) LAN
16 13 (8.02%) Apple
17 12 (7.41%) DNS
17 12 (7.41%) Windows XP
17 12 (7.41%) Unix
17 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
18 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
18 11 (6.79%) Smartphone

Support 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 17 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.47%) Apache
4 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
7 1 (0.62%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.62%) IIS
7 1 (0.62%) Moodle
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (22.22%) MS Office
2 21 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.62%) InDesign
4 1 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) IaaS
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.64%) LAN
1 14 (8.64%) WAN
2 12 (7.41%) DNS
3 11 (6.79%) SAN
4 10 (6.17%) DHCP
5 9 (5.56%) VoIP
6 8 (4.94%) Internet
7 7 (4.32%) Firewall
7 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.47%) Skype
8 4 (2.47%) VPN
9 3 (1.85%) ISDN
9 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.85%) Wireless
10 2 (1.23%) IMAP
10 2 (1.23%) Intranet
10 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.23%) Network Security
11 1 (0.62%) Broadband
11 1 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.32%) Hadoop
1 7 (4.32%) Oracle Database
1 7 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) DB2
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) JIRA
2 6 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (9.88%) Back Office
2 9 (5.56%) Finance
3 5 (3.09%) Military
4 4 (2.47%) Law
4 4 (2.47%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.23%) J2EE
2 2 (1.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (6.79%) Smartphone
3 10 (6.17%) Driving Licence
4 8 (4.94%) NHS
5 7 (4.32%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.32%) iPad
5 7 (4.32%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.70%) CCTV
7 5 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.09%) iPhone
8 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.85%) CESG
9 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.23%) Handset
10 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.23%) Statistics
11 1 (0.62%) EPoS
11 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 89 (54.94%) Windows
2 40 (24.69%) Windows 7
3 24 (14.81%) Linux
4 18 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (9.26%) Windows Server
7 12 (7.41%) Unix
7 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.94%) Android
9 8 (4.94%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.32%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.70%) CentOS
11 6 (3.70%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.47%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) ITIL
2 16 (9.88%) Service Management
3 9 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 8 (4.94%) Information Security
4 8 (4.94%) Migration
4 8 (4.94%) SOA
5 6 (3.70%) DevOps
5 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.09%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.09%) Network Management
7 4 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (2.47%) Open Source
7 4 (2.47%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.47%) Ticket Management
7 4 (2.47%) Workflow
8 3 (1.85%) Time Management
9 2 (1.23%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.23%) High Availability
9 2 (1.23%) Network Architecture
9 2 (1.23%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.88%) SQL
2 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) PHP
3 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.79%) Degree
2 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.70%) CCNA
4 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 5 (3.09%) MCSE
6 4 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.23%) MCDST
9 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (3.09%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (33.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.09%) VMware Server
4 4 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.85%) vSphere
6 2 (1.23%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.23%) Postfix
6 2 (1.23%) Samba
7 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.62%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) Ambari
1 6 (3.70%) Puppet
1 6 (3.70%) SCCM
1 6 (3.70%) ZABBIX
2 5 (3.09%) Grafana
2 5 (3.09%) Nagios
3 3 (1.85%) SCOM
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.62%) Netcool
5 1 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.62%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 45 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.58%) HP
3 19 (11.73%) VMware
4 15 (9.26%) Cisco
5 13 (8.02%) Apple
6 9 (5.56%) Oracle
7 7 (4.32%) Citrix
7 7 (4.32%) Dell
7 7 (4.32%) Splunk
8 5 (3.09%) Sophos
9 4 (2.47%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.47%) Mitel
9 4 (2.47%) Remedy
9 4 (2.47%) Veeam
10 2 (1.23%) Avaya
10 2 (1.23%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (1.23%) NetApp
10 2 (1.23%) Reuters
10 2 (1.23%) Veritas
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