Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Technician was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 360 370
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -33
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 20 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
South East median daily rate £140 £101 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.61% -23.77% +1.92%
10th Percentile £101 £78 £81
90th Percentile £177 £145 £173
England median daily rate £140 £150 £130
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 1
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.89% -34.48%
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the South East

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Technician in the South East

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Technician in the South East

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Technician in the South East

IT Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Thames Valley -3 15 £140 +38.61% 4
Berkshire +13 11 £120 +29.03% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £140 - 2
Hampshire +6 2 £125 -
Sussex - 2 £200 -
Surrey -19 1 £100 +25.00% 1
IT Technician
England

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Office 365
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (20.00%) DBS Check
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Apple
9 3 (15.00%) Google
9 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.00%) Hardware Maintenance
10 2 (10.00%) Line Management
10 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
10 2 (10.00%) NHS
10 2 (10.00%) Citrix
10 2 (10.00%) DHCP
10 2 (10.00%) DNS
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco
10 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 1 (5.00%) ADSL
11 1 (5.00%) SMS
11 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.00%) ADSL
2 1 (5.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Hardware Maintenance
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.00%) Email Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Google
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) VMware