Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an ICT Technician was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

ICT Technician
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 892 893
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1 -30
Contract jobs requiring an ICT Technician 14 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.007% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
UK median daily rate £130 £120 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +26.32% -59.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £120 £95
% change year-on-year - +26.32% -66.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
UK median hourly rate £10.64 £12.00 £10.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.33% +18.93% -38.85%
10th Percentile £9.27 £12.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £17.58 £13.40 £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £10.09
% change year-on-year - +18.93% -38.85%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

ICT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ICT Technician in the UK

ICT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ICT Technician in the UK

ICT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICT Technician in the UK

ICT Technician
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICT Technician within the UK 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
England +22 14 £130 +8.33% 3
UK excluding London +32 8 £120 - 3
London - 6 £130 -
North of England +75 5 - - 2
North West - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +25 2 - - 1
West Midlands +25 1 - -
Midlands +22 1 - -
South East +7 1 £120 - 1
East of England - 1 - -

ICT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, ICT 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 ICT Technician in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
5 4 (28.57%) SCCM
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Apple
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) IIS
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
7 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (14.29%) SMS
7 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Server
7 2 (14.29%) Veeam

ICT 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Moodle
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) SMS
2 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Veeam
3 2 (14.29%) VMware