The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 497 455 483
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 82 96 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 27
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£358 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Average hourly rate £22.19 £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.52% -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+55.04% -66.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +19 41 £354 -16.76% 15
South East -39 13 £400 -8.57% 4
East Midlands +11 10 £338 +12.12% 1
North West -15 5 £425 +54.54% 4
West Midlands -3 4 £335 - 2
East of England -15 4 £375 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -15 2 £90 -82.00% 5
South West -29 2 - - 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 49 (35.77%) Windows
2 37 (27.01%) SQL
3 33 (24.09%) Oracle
4 27 (19.71%) ITIL
4 27 (19.71%) Active Directory
4 27 (19.71%) Finance
5 25 (18.25%) Microsoft
6 22 (16.06%) SAP
7 20 (14.60%) UNIX
8 19 (13.87%) VMware
8 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (12.41%) Linux
11 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (11.68%) Windows 7
12 15 (10.95%) MS Exchange
12 15 (10.95%) PL/SQL
13 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.49%) Citrix
15 12 (8.76%) DNS
15 12 (8.76%) Java
15 12 (8.76%) .NET
15 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
16 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
16 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
16 11 (8.03%) Change Management
16 11 (8.03%) Oracle EBS R12
16 11 (8.03%) Degree
17 10 (7.30%) C#
17 10 (7.30%) LAN

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (10.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) Apache
2 6 (4.38%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.65%) Lync
3 5 (3.65%) SAS
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.92%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle BPEL
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.19%) IIS
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.46%) Documentum
6 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.11%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) MS Project
3 4 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (5.11%) SAP QM
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (2.19%) SAP SRM
6 3 (2.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.19%) Summit
7 2 (1.46%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (1.46%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) DNS
2 10 (7.30%) SAN
2 10 (7.30%) LAN
2 10 (7.30%) WAN
3 7 (5.11%) DHCP
3 7 (5.11%) Firewall
4 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.19%) Internet
6 2 (1.46%) BGP
6 2 (1.46%) Network Security
6 2 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.46%) VPN
6 2 (1.46%) Wireless
7 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.73%) IMAP
7 1 (0.73%) Intranet
7 1 (0.73%) SSL
7 1 (0.73%) FTP
7 1 (0.73%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.92%) DB2
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 3 (2.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (2.19%) Base SAS
6 3 (2.19%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.46%) ZAP BI
7 2 (1.46%) SQLBase
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.46%) PVCS
3 1 (0.73%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.73%) MSI
3 1 (0.73%) Subversion
3 1 (0.73%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.73%) Firebug
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (19.71%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Front Office
2 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) French Language
4 3 (2.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.46%) Automotive
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) German Language
6 1 (0.73%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.73%) Law
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.65%) XML
2 5 (3.65%) Java EE
3 4 (2.92%) SAP XI
3 4 (2.92%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.19%) CSS
4 3 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (2.19%) HTML
5 2 (1.46%) OSGi
5 2 (1.46%) Struts
5 2 (1.46%) Web Services
5 2 (1.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.73%) Middleware
6 1 (0.73%) CSS3
6 1 (0.73%) WF
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.73%) jQuery
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.65%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.92%) Statistics
5 3 (2.19%) GIS
5 3 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.19%) Equities
6 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 2 (1.46%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.73%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.77%) Windows
2 20 (14.60%) UNIX
3 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (12.41%) Linux
5 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (11.68%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.57%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.92%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.46%) Debian
10 2 (1.46%) Android
10 2 (1.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.73%) HPUX
11 1 (0.73%) Solaris
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.71%) ITIL
2 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
2 11 (8.03%) Change Management
3 9 (6.57%) Migration
4 6 (4.38%) Workflow
4 6 (4.38%) Service Management
4 6 (4.38%) ERP
5 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.92%) Project Management
5 4 (2.92%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (2.92%) Change Control
6 3 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (2.19%) Analytics
6 3 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.19%) ETL
6 3 (2.19%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.19%) Validation
6 3 (2.19%) BPEL
6 3 (2.19%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.46%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.01%) SQL
2 15 (10.95%) PL/SQL
3 12 (8.76%) Java
4 10 (7.30%) C#
5 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.19%) Perl
5 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) Python
6 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.03%) Degree
3 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.11%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.65%) MCTS
6 5 (3.65%) MCITP
6 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.65%) MCSE
7 4 (2.92%) CCNA
7 4 (2.92%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.19%) MCP
8 3 (2.19%) MCSA
8 3 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) MCDST
10 1 (0.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (19.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.92%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.19%) XenApp
6 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) NFS
7 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.73%) XenServer
7 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.46%) WSUS
3 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.46%) Control-M
3 2 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.73%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.73%) SCSM
4 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 33 (24.09%) Oracle
2 25 (18.25%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.06%) SAP
4 19 (13.87%) VMware
5 13 (9.49%) Citrix
6 6 (4.38%) Cisco
6 6 (4.38%) Symantec
7 5 (3.65%) Cognos
7 5 (3.65%) Fidessa
8 4 (2.92%) HP
8 4 (2.92%) Informatica
8 4 (2.92%) Lotus
8 4 (2.92%) McAfee
8 4 (2.92%) Sophos
9 3 (2.19%) ESRI
9 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.19%) Reuters
9 3 (2.19%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.19%) Dell
9 3 (2.19%) EMC
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