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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 573 548 532
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.007% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£428 £300 £569
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -47.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £260 £484
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £420 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
-67.27% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Technical Support Consultant
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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 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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Technical Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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
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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
London +16 3 £489 +8.61% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £90 - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Technical Support Consultant
UK

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (15.38%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (15.38%) SCOM
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle iProcurement

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
2 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) Debian
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) ERP
1 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.69%) SCSM
2 1 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) BMC