The median contractor rate for a IT Technician was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Technician
UK / England
Rank 547 570 549
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 36 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 12
Median daily rate £120 £118 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% -21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £180 £214
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £150
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 29
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.10 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.31% +13.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.75 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.71 £16.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.75 £12.45
% change year-on-year -5.33% +2.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Technician in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
London +22 9 £120 +4.34% 5
South West -1 6 £100 -21.56% 4
South East +19 5 £145 +11.53% 7
Yorkshire +11 4 £100 - 9
North West +31 3 - - 7
West Midlands +7 3 £113 - 9
East of England -4 3 - - 8
East Midlands -3 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 1
IT Technician
UK

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
3 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
5 19 (23.46%) MS Office
6 15 (18.52%) Apple
7 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
8 9 (11.11%) LAN
9 8 (9.88%) WAN
9 8 (9.88%) DBS Check
9 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
10 7 (8.64%) Windows 10
10 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
10 7 (8.64%) Android
11 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (7.41%) DNS
11 6 (7.41%) ITIL
12 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
12 5 (6.17%) HP
12 5 (6.17%) Wireless
12 5 (6.17%) VMware
12 5 (6.17%) SCCM
12 5 (6.17%) Office 365
12 5 (6.17%) Time Management
13 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
13 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.94%) NHS
13 4 (4.94%) DHCP

IT Technician Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) Moodle
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (23.46%) MS Office
2 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) LAN
2 8 (9.88%) WAN
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) Wireless
5 4 (4.94%) DHCP
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.70%) Firewall
6 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.70%) Network Security
6 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) Skype
7 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.47%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) IPv4
8 1 (1.23%) SAN
8 1 (1.23%) SMTP
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) VoIP
8 1 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) MS Access
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
1 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) NHS
3 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.70%) iPhone
3 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 2 (2.47%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.64%) Android
4 7 (8.64%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.23%) NetWare
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (7.41%) ITIL
2 5 (6.17%) Time Management
3 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 3 (3.70%) Identity Management
4 3 (3.70%) Project Management
4 3 (3.70%) Service Management
5 2 (2.47%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.47%) Eye Tracking
5 2 (2.47%) Network Management
5 2 (2.47%) Password Management
5 2 (2.47%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.23%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 1 (1.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.23%) Information Governance
6 1 (1.23%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.23%) Server Building
6 1 (1.23%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) C
2 1 (1.23%) PHP
2 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.23%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) PMO
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.52%) Apple
3 5 (6.17%) HP
3 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco
4 3 (3.70%) Citrix
4 3 (3.70%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) Dell
6 1 (1.23%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.23%) IBM
6 1 (1.23%) Mitel
6 1 (1.23%) Motorola
6 1 (1.23%) Reuters
6 1 (1.23%) Sophos
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