The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.70% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £80 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £228
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -
Technical Support
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 Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
136 53 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 95.77% 88.33% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 77
Median daily rate £363 £285 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £89 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £17.77 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.28% -28.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 1 £80 -
Technical Support
UK

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CNE
2 1 (33.33%) Novell Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CNE
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) VMware