The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Technical Support
Rank - 641 653
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Support 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.010% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Senior Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Technical Support in the job title.

Senior Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Technical Support within the UK.

Senior Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Technical Support within the UK.

Senior Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Support Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Senior 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 featuring Senior Technical Support in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
1 3 (50.00%) vCloud
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis

Senior Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vCloud
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware