The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 22 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.93% 2.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£178 £211 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £250 £190
% change year-on-year
+9.00% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £16.25 £13.73
% change year-on-year
-15.84% +18.35%
Technical Support
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim 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
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105 83 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 98.13% 95.40% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 93
Average daily rate £215 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Technical Support
Top 8 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle