The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Support Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 634 616
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.026% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.027% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Median daily rate £425 £325 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -15.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +30.76% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Support Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Consultant in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Support Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support Consultant in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support Consultant in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Top 5 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 29 March 2017. 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 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 +37 2 £425 +30.76% 3
London +26 1 £425 +17.24% 1
East of England -2 1 £425 +30.76%
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

Technical Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (71.43%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) GSM
2 4 (57.14%) UMTS
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) WSUS
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (14.29%) ETRM
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
5 1 (14.29%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

Technical Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
1 4 (57.14%) GSM
1 4 (57.14%) LTE
1 4 (57.14%) UMTS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ETRM
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCTS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle