The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Belfast region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.84% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £75 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £19.73
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -18.91%
Technical Support
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108 63 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 90.76% 92.65% 87.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 40
Median daily rate £308 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.75% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £93 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Belfast region that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Support across the Belfast region.

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support across the Belfast region.

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Technical Support 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 across the Belfast region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sun