Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Technician was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 207 230
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 -44
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 12 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
North West median daily rate £190 £175 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +29.63% +17.39%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £110
90th Percentile £210 £220 £149
England median daily rate £140 £150 £130
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
North West median hourly rate £87.25 £14.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +496.58% +0.86% -3.33%
10th Percentile £25.53 £12.75 £9.61
90th Percentile £153.18 £18.00 £18.10
England median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -6.90% +11.54% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5422 6474 8040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.39% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4173 4803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 235 401
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Manchester +14 7 - - 5
Cumbria - 3 £130 -
Lancashire - 1 £190 -
Merseyside - 1 £190 - 1
IT Technician
England

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Break/Fix
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Replication
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (16.67%) SNMP
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (16.67%) Broadband
3 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) PPTP
3 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) SNMP
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Break/Fix
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
1 2 (16.67%) Avaya
1 2 (16.67%) Dell
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
1 2 (16.67%) Synology
1 2 (16.67%) Veeam
1 2 (16.67%) VMware