Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Technician was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 192 199
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.057% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
South West median daily rate £250 - £320
England median daily rate £250 £375 £323
% change year-on-year -33.33% +16.28% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.12 £14.75
% change year-on-year -10.41% +70.27% -13.24%

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 6,100 5,275 5,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.08% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,898 3,315 3,489
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £209 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 249 357
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technician in the South West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 10 December 2018. 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
Bristol - 4 £400 -
Cornwall -8 1 £250 -
Senior Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Server
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Availability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Availability Management
2 2 (28.57%) BCP
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Server
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware