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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support Consultant
UK
Rank - 623 606
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 0 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.010% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £306 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £306 £438
% change year-on-year
- -30.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £95.50
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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) LTE
2 4 (50.00%) GSM
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) UMTS
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) SSCP
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE

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 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) 3G
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
1 4 (50.00%) GSM
1 4 (50.00%) LTE
1 4 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETRM
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SANS
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) QRadar
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Polycom
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk