The median contractor rate for a Senior Technician was £219 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Technician
UK
Rank 597 631 617
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technician 12 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.020% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £219 £250 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +51.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £304 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £179
% change year-on-year - +39.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technician over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Technician.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technician in the UK

Senior Technician
Top 11 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 26 March 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 +41 11 £219 -12.50% 9
London +34 6 £219 -12.50% 2
Somerset - 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
South East +24 2 - - 6
City of London - 2 £138 - 1
Brighton - 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 2 - - 4
Scotland +23 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 - -
Clydebank 0 1 - -

Senior Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Back Office
6 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) HP
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.00%) MS Office
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) SAN
8 5 (20.00%) Service Management
8 5 (20.00%) Open Source
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (16.00%) Fat Client
9 4 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (16.00%) Sophos
9 4 (16.00%) NHS
9 4 (16.00%) Thin Client
9 4 (16.00%) Wireless
9 4 (16.00%) Dell
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco
9 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (12.00%) MCSE
10 3 (12.00%) Unix

Senior Technician Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSDE
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
3 3 (12.00%) VoIP
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.00%) IPv4
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) GIS
2 2 (8.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Spotfire
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (32.00%) Back Office
2 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Military
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
1 4 (16.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) CESG
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.00%) Unix
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Open Source
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Coaching
4 2 (8.00%) Data Acquisition
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Grafana
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Dell
4 4 (16.00%) Sophos
5 3 (12.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (12.00%) AppDynamics
5 3 (12.00%) Veeam
5 3 (12.00%) Veritas
6 2 (8.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Mapinfo
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Toshiba
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) ESRI
7 1 (4.00%) Motorola
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
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