The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 621 601 579
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.022% 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 - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
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

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

Technical Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Technical Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 10 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
England -9 5 £378 -12.60% 10
South West - 3 £325 -
South East +14 2 £378 -16.00% 7
Devon - 2 £150 -
Exeter - 2 £150 -
Berkshire +4 1 £450 -
Reading -5 1 £450 +2.85%
Hampshire - 1 £306 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £500 -
Hook - 1 £306 -

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (14.29%) Big Data
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Analytics
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
1 2 (14.29%) SIEM
1 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
1 2 (14.29%) Use Case
1 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto