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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 616 636 646
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.019% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Median daily rate £550 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
Top 10 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 4 December 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 +6 7 £550 +22.22% 7
South East +21 5 - - 1
Surrey - 4 - -
London 0 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
North West - 1 £550 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Technical Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 5 (29.41%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) 4G
2 4 (23.53%) 3G
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UMTS
2 4 (23.53%) GSM
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) LTE
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) SCOM
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) SCDPM
4 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
4 2 (11.76%) SCSM
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

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 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP APO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MDM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
1 1 (5.88%) SAP R/3
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) AdSense
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) 3G
1 4 (23.53%) 4G
1 4 (23.53%) GSM
1 4 (23.53%) LTE
1 4 (23.53%) UMTS
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Informix
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LSMW
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) BAPI
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
1 1 (5.88%) ELK Stack
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) e-Learning
1 2 (11.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) ETRM
5 1 (5.88%) Product Management
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) ABAP
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) SANS
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) GxP
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) DFS Replication
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
2 2 (11.76%) SCSM
2 2 (11.76%) SCVMM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) DoubleClick
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) LogRhythm
4 1 (5.88%) Polycom
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk
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