Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Technician was £196 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Hardware Technician
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 844 875
Rank change year-on-year -29 +31 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Technician 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
UK median daily rate £196 £120 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.54% -11.11% +42.11%
10th Percentile £125 £80 £100
90th Percentile £340 £141 £179
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £80 £135
% change year-on-year +140.63% -40.74% +42.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -44.19%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £13.00 £79.90 £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -44.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,433 90,345 102,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,733 58,963 65,345
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,782 3,196 3,879
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

Hardware Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Technician in the UK

Hardware Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Technician in the UK

Hardware Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Technician over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hardware Technician in the UK

Hardware Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Technician in the UK

Hardware Technician
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England -5 5 £196 +63.54% 5
North of England +41 4 £193 -
UK excluding London +8 4 £193 +140.63% 5
North East - 2 £196 -
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
London -37 1 £400 +233.33%
North West - 1 £105 -

Hardware Technician Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Hardware 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 featuring Hardware Technician in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Energy Management
2 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office

Hardware Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Energy Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) HP