Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Technician was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Senior Technician
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 860 866
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 13 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.039% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 17
UK median daily rate £310 £325 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +34.02% -25.38%
10th Percentile £121 £160 £148
90th Percentile £415 £350 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +13.60% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -13.24% -
10th Percentile £15.10 £13.62 £16.21
90th Percentile £43.50 £16.54 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% -13.24% -

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 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

Senior Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technician over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technician over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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
UK excluding London +24 11 £355 +13.60% 3
England +11 10 £265 -17.83% 4
South West +13 3 - -
South East +10 3 £400 +25.49% 2
London +7 2 £130 -60.00% 1
East of England -18 2 £260 -
Scotland - 2 £310 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Senior Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Senior 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 Senior Technician in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) GIS
3 2 (15.38%) ArcGIS
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Mapinfo
3 2 (15.38%) BCP
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange

Senior 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 2 (15.38%) ArcGIS
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Converged Networks
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) PABX
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) BCP
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Coaching
2 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) NetCrunch
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Mapinfo
3 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter
3 1 (7.69%) VMware