Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Technician was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 790 758
Rank change year-on-year +72 -32 -67
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 113 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 40
England median daily rate £140 £150 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +13.21% +10.42%
10th Percentile £100 £82 £83
90th Percentile £203 £240 £259
UK median daily rate £130 £138 £130
% change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 43 53
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.06 £8.42
90th Percentile £24.41 £18.65 £17.85
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -5.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in England

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Technician in England

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Technician in England

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Technician in England

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
London +16 39 £140 -17.04% 7
North of England +68 29 £115 -42.50% 10
South East +15 20 £140 +38.61% 7
Yorkshire +24 15 £100 -60.00% 4
East of England -13 13 £140 +62.32% 2
North West +27 12 £190 +8.57% 6
Midlands +23 7 £201 +14.57% 8
South West +14 5 - - 4
East Midlands +8 5 £201 -38.31% 1
North East +68 2 £100 -
West Midlands +31 2 - - 7
IT Technician
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT 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 across the England region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 64 (56.64%) Windows
2 56 (49.56%) Active Directory
3 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
4 33 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (26.55%) DBS Check
6 29 (25.66%) ITIL
7 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
8 23 (20.35%) Windows Server
9 21 (18.58%) Apple
10 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (16.81%) Office 365
12 18 (15.93%) SCCM
13 16 (14.16%) VMware
13 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (11.50%) DNS
14 13 (11.50%) DHCP
15 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.73%) NHS
15 11 (9.73%) Break/Fix
15 11 (9.73%) Windows 10
16 10 (8.85%) Windows 8
16 10 (8.85%) SMS
17 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (7.96%) Hardware Maintenance
18 8 (7.08%) Mobile Device Management
18 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
18 8 (7.08%) Firewall
18 8 (7.08%) LAN
18 8 (7.08%) WAN
19 7 (6.19%) SLA

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.77%) Moodle
4 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.81%) Office 365
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) DHCP
1 13 (11.50%) DNS
2 10 (8.85%) SMS
3 8 (7.08%) Firewall
3 8 (7.08%) LAN
3 8 (7.08%) WAN
4 7 (6.19%) SAN
5 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.42%) VLAN
6 5 (4.42%) VoIP
6 5 (4.42%) Wireless
7 4 (3.54%) NAS
7 4 (3.54%) VPN
7 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.65%) Broadband
8 3 (2.65%) VPLS
9 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.77%) PPTP
9 2 (1.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.77%) Finance
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) NHS
2 6 (5.31%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.64%) Windows
2 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
3 23 (20.35%) Windows Server
4 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.73%) Windows 10
7 10 (8.85%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.54%) Linux
10 4 (3.54%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.65%) Android
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) Break/Fix
3 9 (7.96%) Hardware Maintenance
4 8 (7.08%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.19%) Project Management
6 4 (3.54%) Change Control
6 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.54%) Time Management
7 3 (2.65%) IT Strategy
7 3 (2.65%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (1.77%) Change Management
8 2 (1.77%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.77%) Line Management
9 1 (0.88%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.88%) Informatics
9 1 (0.88%) Performance Management
9 1 (0.88%) Problem Management
9 1 (0.88%) Release Management
9 1 (0.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.88%) C#
1 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (26.55%) DBS Check
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.65%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.65%) MCP
4 3 (2.65%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) CCNA
5 2 (1.77%) CCNP
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) MCDST
6 1 (0.88%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (49.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.65%) XenApp
4 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.58%) Apple
3 16 (14.16%) VMware
4 7 (6.19%) Citrix
5 6 (5.31%) Dell
6 5 (4.42%) Cisco
7 3 (2.65%) Google
8 2 (1.77%) Avaya
8 2 (1.77%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.77%) Synology
8 2 (1.77%) Veeam
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) Mitel
9 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow