Period
to 22 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Technician was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Technician
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - +92 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate £165 - -
North West median daily rate £165 £179 £110
% change year-on-year -7.69% +62.50% -37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £16.50
North West median hourly rate £12.00 - £15.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 691 1,133 1,267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 95.13% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 724 865
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £188 £259 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £625
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 69
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +25.00% -18.84%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.15 £40.47 £37.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.04
% change year-on-year -7.32% +13.64% +0.22%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured IT Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in Cheshire

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Technician in Cheshire

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Technician in Cheshire

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 4 £165 - 2
Warrington - 2 £125 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
IT Technician
North West

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, IT Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (57.14%) Project Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Service Design
3 3 (42.86%) PaperCut
3 3 (42.86%) MobileIron
3 3 (42.86%) Yammer
3 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
3 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Azure
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Preventative Maintenance
5 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Azure
2 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
2 3 (42.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) RFID
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (57.14%) Project Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Service Design
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) PaperCut
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) MobileIron
1 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft