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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 617 608 579
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.016% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
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£300 £408 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +30.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £408 £313
% change year-on-year
-26.38% +30.40%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 11 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 28 August 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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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 -11 8 £300 -26.38% 9
Leeds - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
South East -19 2 £300 -23.07% 4
Hampshire -8 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) IIS
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) WSDL
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) X++
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) SCOM
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (54.55%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) WSDL
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) X++
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft