The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Technician
England / South East
Rank 235 223 252
Rank change year-on-year -12 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 10 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.44% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.47% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 3
Median daily rate £145 £175 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £175 £150
% change year-on-year -22.85% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Median hourly rate £12.16 £11.75 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.40 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £19.15 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.43 £13.25
% change year-on-year -2.89% -6.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Support Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in the South East

Support 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 Support Technician in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in the South East

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in the South East

Support 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 Support Technician within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Oxfordshire -18 4 £145 -3.33% 1
Berkshire +24 3 - - 1
Surrey +8 1 £138 -8.33% 1
Hampshire -1 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £130 - 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region featuring Support Technician in the job title.

1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) MS Office
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
6 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (14.29%) Back Office
6 5 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Skype
6 5 (14.29%) Skype for Business
7 4 (11.43%) Office 365
7 4 (11.43%) Office Automation
7 4 (11.43%) SLA
7 4 (11.43%) Remedy
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Internet
7 4 (11.43%) Service Management
7 4 (11.43%) SCCM
7 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.57%) SCOM
8 3 (8.57%) Apple
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
9 2 (5.71%) vSphere

Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) IaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Skype
2 4 (11.43%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) Broadband
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
2 2 (5.71%) iPhone
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Android
5 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Office Automation
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.86%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.86%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.86%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Remedy
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
3 3 (8.57%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) NetApp
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas