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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 534 502 500
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 66 69 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 30
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£354 £270 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.01% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £162 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £378 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Average hourly rate £23.44 £13.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.47% -63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £12.50 £20.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.44 £13.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+70.47% -63.33%
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +8 39 £358 +58.88% 15
South East -39 8 £251 -16.25% 9
East Midlands +6 7 £349 +35.83% 5
South West -36 4 £465 +78.94% 5
North West -15 3 £300 -6.25% 7
East of England -16 2 £300 +86.33% 2
West Midlands -18 1 - -
North East -40 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 55 (41.67%) Windows
2 36 (27.27%) SQL
3 31 (23.48%) Active Directory
4 30 (22.73%) Finance
5 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 27 (20.45%) VMware
7 26 (19.70%) Oracle
8 22 (16.67%) ITIL
8 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (12.88%) Linux
12 16 (12.12%) UNIX
12 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
13 15 (11.36%) Degree
13 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (11.36%) SAP
13 15 (11.36%) SAN
14 12 (9.09%) Hyper-V
14 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.09%) SCCM
14 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (9.09%) Blackberry
14 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 12 (9.09%) PL/SQL
14 12 (9.09%) MS Exchange
15 11 (8.33%) Symantec
15 11 (8.33%) Firewall
16 10 (7.58%) Cisco
16 10 (7.58%) LAN

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.79%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.79%) SAS
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.27%) Lync
4 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.27%) Documentum
4 3 (2.27%) Apache
4 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.27%) IIS
4 3 (2.27%) JBoss
4 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.03%) SAP QM
5 4 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (2.27%) Summit
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (1.52%) SAP APO
7 2 (1.52%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) SAN
2 11 (8.33%) Firewall
3 10 (7.58%) LAN
4 9 (6.82%) WAN
5 7 (5.30%) DNS
6 5 (3.79%) SSL
6 5 (3.79%) HTTP
6 5 (3.79%) VPN
6 5 (3.79%) 3G
7 4 (3.03%) DHCP
8 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.27%) Internet
9 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.52%) Broadband
10 1 (0.76%) LDAP
10 1 (0.76%) SMTP
10 1 (0.76%) FTP
10 1 (0.76%) Intranet
10 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.03%) DB2
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (3.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (3.03%) Cognos Metric Studio
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.27%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.52%) SQLBase
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.52%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.27%) Subversion
3 2 (1.52%) PVCS
4 1 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.76%) MSI
4 1 (0.76%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.76%) Firebug
4 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.79%) Front Office
6 2 (1.52%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) XML
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 4 (3.03%) Java EE
2 4 (3.03%) HTML
3 3 (2.27%) CSS
4 2 (1.52%) Struts
4 2 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.52%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.52%) J2EE
4 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.52%) XSLT
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.52%) OSGi
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.76%) jQuery
5 1 (0.76%) Drools
5 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.76%) HTML5
5 1 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.55%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.03%) Statistics
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Equities
7 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) FMCG
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) GIS
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.67%) Windows
2 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (12.88%) Linux
5 16 (12.12%) UNIX
5 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.58%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.79%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.52%) Debian
9 2 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.76%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) HPUX
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (6.06%) Change Management
2 8 (6.06%) Workflow
2 8 (6.06%) Migration
3 7 (5.30%) Service Management
4 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (4.55%) ERP
5 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.79%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.27%) CRM
7 3 (2.27%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.52%) ETL
8 2 (1.52%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.52%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.52%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (1.52%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.52%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.27%) SQL
2 12 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.82%) Java
4 7 (5.30%) C#
5 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.79%) Perl
6 3 (2.27%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.52%) X++
7 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) ABAP
8 1 (0.76%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) VB6
8 1 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Degree
2 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.06%) MCSE
3 8 (6.06%) MCITP
4 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.79%) MCTS
6 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) VCP5
6 4 (3.03%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.27%) MCP
7 3 (2.27%) MCSA
7 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.52%) CCNA
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.76%) CCA
9 1 (0.76%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (23.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.30%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.27%) vSphere
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.76%) Firmware
7 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) SCCM
2 9 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.55%) SCOM
4 5 (3.79%) DameWare
5 2 (1.52%) WSUS
5 2 (1.52%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.76%) SCSM
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.76%) Control-M
6 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.45%) VMware
3 26 (19.70%) Oracle
4 15 (11.36%) SAP
5 11 (8.33%) Symantec
6 10 (7.58%) Cisco
7 9 (6.82%) Citrix
8 7 (5.30%) Juniper
9 6 (4.55%) Reuters
9 6 (4.55%) Bloomberg
9 6 (4.55%) Cognos
10 5 (3.79%) Informatica
10 5 (3.79%) Lotus
10 5 (3.79%) Altiris
11 4 (3.03%) Sophos
11 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.27%) Fidessa
12 3 (2.27%) HP
13 2 (1.52%) Dell
13 2 (1.52%) EMC
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Fixed Term contract - up to £50,000
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago