The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 626 630 626
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.009% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £313 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +27.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £245
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.97 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Technical Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 2 May 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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
England +11 15 £325 +4.00% 3
London -23 7 £363 +16.00% 1
South East -8 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +7 3 £400 -5.88%
Reading -3 3 £400 -5.88%
Salisbury - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire - 2 £325 -
South West - 2 £325 -
Hampshire 0 1 £323 +17.27%
Surrey - 1 £325 - 1
Winchester - 1 £323 -
Dorking - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £325 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £325 -

Technical Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Technical Support Consultant 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 Technical Support Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Windows
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
7 3 (12.50%) Big Data
7 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.50%) SCCM
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) Migration

Technical Support Consultant 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) AdSense
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) IPv6
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.17%) Datazen
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) OLAP
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) ADO
3 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.17%) Autofac
3 1 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Murex MxML
3 1 (4.17%) OAuth2
3 1 (4.17%) ODBC
3 1 (4.17%) OLE
3 1 (4.17%) OLE DB
3 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.17%) SAML
3 1 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) VMS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (8.33%) SIEM
4 2 (8.33%) Threat Management
4 2 (8.33%) Use Case
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.17%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) MCSD
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) AppSense
3 3 (12.50%) CA
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.17%) Calypso
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) DoubleClick
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Murex
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Reuters
4 1 (4.17%) VMware