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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 470 433 462
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 85 101 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 24
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£370 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £252 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £500 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -3 40 £400 -5.88% 20
South East -31 12 £400 -11.11% 13
West Midlands +3 10 £320 - 3
North West -15 7 £138 -50.00% 5
East of England -7 5 £375 +36.36% 2
East Midlands +7 3 - - 2
Midlands +6 3 £400 - 2
South West -19 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 6
North East - - - - 1
Support Consultant
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 46 (29.68%) Windows
2 42 (27.10%) SQL
3 40 (25.81%) Oracle
4 36 (23.23%) ITIL
5 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
6 32 (20.65%) SAP
7 31 (20.00%) Finance
8 24 (15.48%) Active Directory
9 22 (14.19%) UNIX
9 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
10 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (13.55%) Java
11 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (12.26%) PL/SQL
12 19 (12.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (11.61%) .NET
13 18 (11.61%) Linux
14 17 (10.97%) MS Excel
14 17 (10.97%) C#
15 15 (9.68%) Windows 7
16 14 (9.03%) DV Cleared
16 14 (9.03%) Oracle Database
16 14 (9.03%) VMware
17 13 (8.39%) Service Delivery
17 13 (8.39%) Change Management
17 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
17 13 (8.39%) DNS
17 13 (8.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (7.10%) Degree
18 11 (7.10%) MS Exchange

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 11 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.52%) Apache
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle BPEL
5 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.58%) Lync
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.94%) SAS
7 3 (1.94%) IIS
7 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.29%) JBoss
8 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS Project
3 8 (5.16%) MS Office
4 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.52%) SAP QM
3 6 (3.87%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.58%) SAP SRM
4 4 (2.58%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (1.94%) Summit
5 3 (1.94%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.29%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.29%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) DNS
2 7 (4.52%) Firewall
2 7 (4.52%) SAN
2 7 (4.52%) DHCP
3 5 (3.23%) LAN
3 5 (3.23%) WAN
4 3 (1.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.29%) IMAP
5 2 (1.29%) Network Security
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.29%) POP3
5 2 (1.29%) SMTP
5 2 (1.29%) VPN
5 2 (1.29%) BGP
5 2 (1.29%) Wireless
6 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.65%) Intranet
6 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.03%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (4.52%) MySQL
5 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.58%) DB2
7 3 (1.94%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.94%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.29%) ZAP BI
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.29%) SQLBase
9 1 (0.65%) Siebel EIM
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.65%) PowerMart
9 1 (0.65%) Essbase
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) Subversion
2 1 (0.65%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Firebug
2 1 (0.65%) Lombardi
General
1 31 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Banking
2 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.87%) Front Office
3 4 (2.58%) Law
4 3 (1.94%) Back Office
4 3 (1.94%) French Language
5 2 (1.29%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) .NET
2 10 (6.45%) Java EE
3 5 (3.23%) SAP XI
4 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.94%) HTML
5 3 (1.94%) CSS
5 3 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.29%) SAP TM
6 2 (1.29%) OSGi
6 2 (1.29%) Struts
6 2 (1.29%) Web Services
6 2 (1.29%) XML
6 2 (1.29%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.65%) WF
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.65%) jQuery
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.81%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.58%) NHS
5 4 (2.58%) GIS
6 3 (1.94%) Equities
7 2 (1.29%) Statistics
7 2 (1.29%) Clustering
7 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.68%) Windows
2 22 (14.19%) UNIX
3 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.61%) Linux
6 15 (9.68%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.81%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.29%) Android
11 2 (1.29%) AIX
11 2 (1.29%) Debian
12 1 (0.65%) HPUX
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.23%) ITIL
2 13 (8.39%) Service Delivery
2 13 (8.39%) Change Management
3 8 (5.16%) Migration
4 7 (4.52%) Workflow
4 7 (4.52%) Service Management
5 6 (3.87%) BPEL
6 5 (3.23%) Project Management
6 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.23%) ERP
6 5 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.23%) Change Control
7 4 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.58%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (2.58%) CRM
8 3 (1.94%) Validation
8 3 (1.94%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.94%) Document Management
8 3 (1.94%) ETL
8 3 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.10%) SQL
2 21 (13.55%) Java
3 19 (12.26%) PL/SQL
4 17 (10.97%) C#
5 6 (3.87%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.94%) ABAP
6 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.94%) Perl
6 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.29%) C
8 1 (0.65%) COBOL
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
8 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.03%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) Degree
4 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.58%) CCNA
7 4 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.94%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.94%) MCSE
8 3 (1.94%) MCITP
8 3 (1.94%) MCTS
8 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.65%) CCNP
9 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.23%) vSphere
3 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.29%) XenApp
5 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) SCCM
2 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.29%) WSUS
3 2 (1.29%) Control-M
3 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.65%) SCSM
Vendors
1 40 (25.81%) Oracle
2 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
3 32 (20.65%) SAP
4 14 (9.03%) VMware
5 8 (5.16%) Citrix
6 5 (3.23%) Fidessa
6 5 (3.23%) HP
6 5 (3.23%) Cisco
7 4 (2.58%) Cognos
7 4 (2.58%) Dell
7 4 (2.58%) Murex
7 4 (2.58%) Cerner
7 4 (2.58%) Informatica
7 4 (2.58%) Symantec
7 4 (2.58%) McAfee
7 4 (2.58%) ESRI
8 3 (1.94%) Reuters
8 3 (1.94%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.94%) JD Edwards
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