The median contractor rate for a Senior Technician was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 637 632
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.016% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 10
Median daily rate £325 £325 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £388
% change year-on-year -1.58% -18.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year -44.06% -  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 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
Top 13 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +46 6 £325 -0.76% 4
Brighton - 4 - -
South East - 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
London +16 2 £325 -16.12% 2
City of London - 2 £325 - 1
Scotland - 2 £310 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £310 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £310 -

Senior Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7 (33.33%) Python
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) GIS
1 7 (33.33%) ArcGIS
2 6 (28.57%) Data Management
2 6 (28.57%) QA
2 6 (28.57%) Mapinfo
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 6 (28.57%) Coaching
2 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Data Acquisition
2 6 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) Aerospace
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management

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 7 (33.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSDE
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) GIS
2 6 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Spotfire
General
1 3 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Coaching
1 6 (28.57%) Data Acquisition
1 6 (28.57%) Data Management
1 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Mapinfo
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Avaya
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) ESRI
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas