The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 576 574 563
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.025% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate £378 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.60% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £365 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £460 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £438 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £95.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Support Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Technical Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 3 £325 -
South East +6 2 £378 -16.00% 5
Technical Support Consultant
UK

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Support Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
5 2 (15.38%) Threat Management
5 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Big Data
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
5 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) Unix

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Support Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Analytics
1 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
1 2 (15.38%) SIEM
1 2 (15.38%) Threat Management
1 2 (15.38%) Use Case
1 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto