The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 113 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% 0.31% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.34% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £185 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £256 £175
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +46.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.43 £14.00 £12.08
% change year-on-year
-11.21% +15.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2287 2338 1907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.67% 91.47% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1190 993
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 165 133
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Technician across the West Midlands region.

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician across the West Midlands region.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Support Technician
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Support Technician
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Support 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 Support Technician in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) CAD

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Support 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 Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) CAD
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee
1 1 (12.50%) Mitel
1 1 (12.50%) LANDesk