The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £22.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-35.95% +58.92%
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
77 88 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 92.77% 86.27% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 61
Average daily rate £175 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £231 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle