Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Technician was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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.

Senior Technician
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 200 208
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 4 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.062% 0.21% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.22% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
South West median daily rate £319 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.50% - -
England median daily rate £288 £250 £325
% change year-on-year +15.00% -23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.20 £22.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% -55.00% +69.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,102 5,542 5,260
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.14% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,832 3,415 3,278
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £213
90th Percentile £613 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 295 243
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.46 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -1.58%

Senior Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technician in the South West

Senior Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Technician in the South West

Senior Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technician in the South West

Senior Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technician within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. 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
Cornwall +16 3 £350 +40.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £288 -
Senior Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, Senior Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Senior Technician in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) HND
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (25.00%) WSUS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM

Senior Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Aareon QL
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Aruba
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Aareon
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware