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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 602 579 543
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£275 £229 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.21% -47.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £229 -
% change year-on-year
+20.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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
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 7 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 26 May 2015. 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
England +1 3 £275 +20.21% 7
East of England -1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
South East -6 1 £275 +29.41% 3
Hampshire - 1 £275 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £275 -

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Tridion
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Tridion
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Norwegian Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) X++
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) BMC
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
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