The median contractor rate for a IT Technician was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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.

IT Technician
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 610 565
Rank change year-on-year +57 -45  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 42 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.085% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 17
Median daily rate £145 £108 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.88% -32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £89 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £160 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £111 £161
% change year-on-year +25.84% -31.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.10 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.87% +13.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £8.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.75 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year +11.53% +4.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +29 35 £145 +38.09% 32
London +26 9 £263 +147.05% 4
South West +14 9 £100 -16.66% 5
South East +13 5 £141 +41.25% 9
North West +32 4 - - 4
Exeter -4 4 - -
Devon -7 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Scotland +36 3 £140 +21.73% 3
Gloucestershire +10 3 £100 - 1
Gloucester +1 3 £100 -
West Midlands +23 2 £140 - 6
Edinburgh +14 2 £115 - 1
Wales +9 2 - - 1
City of London +1 2 £325 +242.10% 2
Wiltshire +1 2 - - 2
East Midlands 0 2 £150 -
East of England -3 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -5 2 £145 -9.37% 3
Surrey - 2 £119 - 1
Cardiff - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £150 -
Kidlington - 2 £145 -
Watford - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £140 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 - - 2
North East +15 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 - -

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT 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 IT Technician in the job title.

1 61 (64.89%) Windows
2 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
4 33 (35.11%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
6 20 (21.28%) Windows Server
7 19 (20.21%) Apple
8 17 (18.09%) Windows 8
9 16 (17.02%) LAN
9 16 (17.02%) WAN
10 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (14.89%) DNS
12 13 (13.83%) DHCP
13 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.70%) Windows XP
14 11 (11.70%) ITIL
15 10 (10.64%) Windows 10
16 9 (9.57%) DBS Check
16 9 (9.57%) Fat Client
16 9 (9.57%) Thin Client
17 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (8.51%) Mac OS X
17 8 (8.51%) Service Management
17 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (8.51%) MCDST
17 8 (8.51%) Degree
17 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
18 7 (7.45%) Handset
18 7 (7.45%) Virtual Desktop

IT 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 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Moodle
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (35.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) LAN
1 16 (17.02%) WAN
2 14 (14.89%) DNS
3 13 (13.83%) DHCP
4 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.32%) Internet
6 4 (4.26%) Wireless
7 3 (3.19%) Firewall
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.13%) Network Security
8 2 (2.13%) Skype
8 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.06%) IMAP
9 1 (1.06%) SMTP
9 1 (1.06%) VPN
9 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) MS Access
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.13%) Retail
2 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Fat Client
1 9 (9.57%) Thin Client
2 8 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.45%) Handset
4 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.19%) iPhone
5 3 (3.19%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.13%) iPad
6 2 (2.13%) NHS
6 2 (2.13%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.89%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
3 20 (21.28%) Windows Server
4 17 (18.09%) Windows 8
5 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.70%) Windows XP
7 10 (10.64%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.51%) Mac OS X
8 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.32%) Android
9 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.06%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.70%) ITIL
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
2 8 (8.51%) Service Management
3 5 (5.32%) Network Architecture
3 5 (5.32%) Time Management
4 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.19%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.19%) Network Management
5 3 (3.19%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (2.13%) Biometrics
6 2 (2.13%) Eye Tracking
6 2 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (1.06%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.06%) Password Management
7 1 (1.06%) Release Management
7 1 (1.06%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.06%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.06%) C
1 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) DBS Check
2 8 (8.51%) Degree
2 8 (8.51%) MCDST
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.06%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) Apple
3 4 (4.26%) HP
3 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix
4 2 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.06%) Dell
5 1 (1.06%) Mitel
5 1 (1.06%) Polycom
5 1 (1.06%) Sophos
5 1 (1.06%) Symantec
5 1 (1.06%) Veritas
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