Period
to 16 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Technician was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 819 786
Rank change year-on-year +51 -33 -56
Contract jobs requiring an IT Technician 97 74 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.068% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.072% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 42
UK median daily rate £130 £108 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.93% -20.37% -10.00%
10th Percentile £100 £83 £90
90th Percentile £210 £190 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £113 £135
% change year-on-year +11.11% -16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 45
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.06 £8.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £18.75 £19.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.24 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.56% +5.88% -

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 90718 103476 106852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.86% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58953 67421 66560
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2792 3114 4110
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.46 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £46.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.67%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 August 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 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Top 15 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 6 months to 16 August 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 +81 75 £139 +32.14% 36
UK excluding London +74 72 £125 +11.11% 37
London +18 19 £175 +64.71% 1
North of England +60 14 £190 +5.56% 13
South East +22 13 £123 +40.91% 6
South West +18 11 £100 - 4
Wales +4 10 £130 +13.04% 1
North West +35 9 £190 +37.68% 3
Scotland +42 8 £100 -12.09% 1
Midlands +28 8 £150 -53.85% 11
East of England +6 8 £123 +5.38% 1
West Midlands +35 4 £140 - 7
Yorkshire +30 4 £115 -54.00% 7
East Midlands -11 4 £175 -46.08% 4
North East +53 1 - - 3

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 62 (63.92%) Windows
2 48 (49.48%) Active Directory
3 32 (32.99%) Windows 7
4 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
5 27 (27.84%) Windows Server
6 25 (25.77%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (21.65%) ITIL
8 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (14.43%) Apple
9 14 (14.43%) VMware
10 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
11 12 (12.37%) Office 365
12 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
12 11 (11.34%) SCCM
13 10 (10.31%) DNS
13 10 (10.31%) DHCP
13 10 (10.31%) DBS Check
14 9 (9.28%) Driving Licence
14 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
15 7 (7.22%) LAN
16 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
16 6 (6.19%) WAN
16 6 (6.19%) Firewall
16 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (6.19%) Degree
17 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
17 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
17 5 (5.15%) NHS
17 5 (5.15%) Dell

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 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.06%) Moodle
3 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) Office 365
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) DHCP
1 10 (10.31%) DNS
2 7 (7.22%) LAN
3 6 (6.19%) Firewall
3 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.19%) WAN
4 5 (5.15%) VoIP
5 4 (4.12%) SMS
6 3 (3.09%) SAN
6 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.09%) Wireless
7 2 (2.06%) Broadband
7 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.06%) NAS
7 2 (2.06%) PPTP
7 2 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.06%) SNMP
7 2 (2.06%) VPN
8 1 (1.03%) ADSL
8 1 (1.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) MS Access
General
1 4 (4.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Legal
3 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) .NET
1 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Driving Licence
2 5 (5.15%) NHS
3 4 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.06%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.03%) Handset
6 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (63.92%) Windows
2 32 (32.99%) Windows 7
3 27 (27.84%) Windows Server
4 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (11.34%) Windows 10
7 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.12%) Android
8 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.06%) Linux
10 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.65%) ITIL
2 5 (5.15%) Break/Fix
3 4 (4.12%) Line Management
3 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2
4 3 (3.09%) Change Management
4 3 (3.09%) Information Governance
4 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.09%) Time Management
5 2 (2.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.06%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.06%) Eye Tracking
5 2 (2.06%) Health Informatics
5 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.06%) Informatics
5 2 (2.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.06%) Project Management
6 1 (1.03%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.03%) Data Security
6 1 (1.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) C
2 1 (1.03%) C#
2 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) DBS Check
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
3 5 (5.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (1.03%) MCP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.06%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (49.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) XenServer
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Apple
2 14 (14.43%) VMware
3 5 (5.15%) Dell
4 3 (3.09%) Citrix
5 2 (2.06%) Avaya
5 2 (2.06%) HP
5 2 (2.06%) SonicWALL
5 2 (2.06%) Synology
5 2 (2.06%) Veeam
6 1 (1.03%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco
6 1 (1.03%) Mitel
6 1 (1.03%) Polycom
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.03%) Sophos
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Veritas