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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 518 471 446
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 63 114 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 73 49
Average daily rate £381 £389 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Support Consultant
UK

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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -37 20 £425 +6.25% 10
South East +7 15 £400 -5.88% 13
North West -6 12 £188 -48.63% 5
South West -5 5 £360 +60.00% 1
West Midlands -24 4 £413 +25.00%
East Midlands -3 3 £250 - 3
East of England -1 1 £240 -36.00% 1
North East - 1 £475 -
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 29 (19.08%) Windows
2 28 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 26 (17.11%) Oracle
4 25 (16.45%) SQL
5 23 (15.13%) Finance
5 23 (15.13%) Security Cleared
6 20 (13.16%) SAP
7 19 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 18 (11.84%) MS Excel
9 16 (10.53%) Windows Server
10 14 (9.21%) Linux
10 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
11 13 (8.55%) ITIL
11 13 (8.55%) VMware
12 12 (7.89%) Migration
12 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
12 12 (7.89%) Project Management
13 10 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.58%) MS Office
13 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
13 10 (6.58%) MS Exchange
14 9 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (5.92%) Thin Client
14 9 (5.92%) Fat Client
15 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (5.26%) SDLC
15 8 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (5.26%) Cisco

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.61%) Confluence
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.97%) IIS
5 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.32%) Apache
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.66%) JBoss
7 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS Office
2 10 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.97%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.32%) HFM
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.32%) Primavera
4 2 (1.32%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.32%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.32%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.32%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.66%) Maximo
5 1 (0.66%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.95%) Office 365
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Firewall
1 8 (5.26%) LAN
2 7 (4.61%) WAN
3 4 (2.63%) DNS
3 4 (2.63%) Internet
4 3 (1.97%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (1.97%) Network Security
4 3 (1.97%) SAN
4 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.97%) Wireless
5 2 (1.32%) BGP
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.32%) DHCP
5 2 (1.32%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.32%) MPLS
5 2 (1.32%) OSPF
5 2 (1.32%) SMTP
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.95%) SAP BW
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) Big Data
7 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Informix
8 1 (0.66%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) JIRA
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
2 5 (3.29%) Advertising
2 5 (3.29%) Banking
3 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.32%) German Language
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) French Language
5 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.97%) jQuery
2 3 (1.97%) ODBC
2 3 (1.97%) XML
3 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.66%) CSS
4 1 (0.66%) HTML
4 1 (0.66%) Java EE
4 1 (0.66%) JMS
4 1 (0.66%) JSP
4 1 (0.66%) OSGi
4 1 (0.66%) Spring
4 1 (0.66%) Spring Security
4 1 (0.66%) WCF
4 1 (0.66%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.92%) Fat Client
1 9 (5.92%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.97%) AS400
5 3 (1.97%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.97%) iSeries
5 3 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.32%) Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Equities
6 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) CCTV
7 1 (0.66%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.66%) PDA
7 1 (0.66%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.08%) Windows
2 16 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.21%) Linux
4 8 (5.26%) Unix
5 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.97%) AIX
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.32%) Solaris
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (8.55%) ITIL
2 12 (7.89%) Migration
2 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
2 12 (7.89%) Project Management
3 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.26%) Change Management
5 8 (5.26%) SDLC
6 7 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.95%) CRM
7 6 (3.95%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.95%) ERP
7 6 (3.95%) ITSM
7 6 (3.95%) Service Management
8 5 (3.29%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.29%) Information Management
8 5 (3.29%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (2.63%) System Testing
9 4 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.45%) SQL
2 7 (4.61%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.29%) Java
3 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.97%) Perl
5 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.97%) RPG
5 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.97%) VB
6 2 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.66%) PHP
7 1 (0.66%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 23 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.61%) Degree
4 7 (4.61%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.97%) CCNA
7 3 (1.97%) CCNP
7 3 (1.97%) MCSE
8 2 (1.32%) CISSP
8 2 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) MCITP
8 2 (1.32%) MCSA
8 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) CCEE
9 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.66%) MCTS
9 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.29%) XenApp
3 4 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) vSphere
4 3 (1.97%) XenServer
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) SRDF
5 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.66%) UAG
5 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.97%) SCOM
3 2 (1.32%) WSUS
4 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.11%) Oracle
3 20 (13.16%) SAP
4 13 (8.55%) VMware
5 8 (5.26%) Cisco
6 6 (3.95%) Citrix
6 6 (3.95%) Siebel
7 5 (3.29%) Dell
7 5 (3.29%) EMC
7 5 (3.29%) Veritas
7 5 (3.29%) webMethods
8 4 (2.63%) IBM
9 3 (1.97%) Infor
9 3 (1.97%) MAPICS
9 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.97%) Remedy
9 3 (1.97%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.97%) Symantec
9 3 (1.97%) Wyse
10 2 (1.32%) RightFax
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