The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 117 115 131
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£438 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2192 2216 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.76% 91.04% 88.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 962 1013
Average daily rate £363 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 87 104
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Support Consultant
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Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Reading - 2 £438 -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Support Consultant
South East

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 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 Support Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
1 5 (83.33%) MCTS
1 5 (83.33%) MCITP
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
1 5 (83.33%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) PBX
3 3 (50.00%) PSTN
3 3 (50.00%) RTP
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Nortel
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) MSI
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 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 Support Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Live Communications Server
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) RTP
2 3 (50.00%) PBX
2 3 (50.00%) PSTN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
1 5 (83.33%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (83.33%) MCTS
1 5 (83.33%) MCITP
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) F5