The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Support Technician
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 156 144
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.079% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.083% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £190 £305 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.70% +38.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £281 £175
% change year-on-year -53.77% +60.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £89.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +513.79% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year +13.46% +4.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2763 3599 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.81% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1629 2233 1998
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 135 194
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Support Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in the North West

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Technician in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Technician in the North West

Support 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 Support Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Cheshire +22 1 - - 3
Merseyside -5 1 £190 -37.70%
Lancashire - 1 £190 - 1
Support Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Support 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 Support Technician in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
5 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (37.50%) MS Access
7 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (25.00%) SNMP
7 2 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Broadband
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (25.00%) NAS
7 2 (25.00%) Veeam
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (25.00%) Dell

Support 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) Broadband
5 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) PPTP
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) SNMP
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) Dell
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (25.00%) Synology
1 2 (25.00%) Veeam
1 2 (25.00%) VMware