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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 521 478 496
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 57 91 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 32
Average daily rate
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£343 £320 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £167 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.02 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -54.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £15.54 £23.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £23.38 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -60.00%
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
London +2 24 £400 +18.51% 20
South East -14 8 £253 -15.83% 14
North West -4 6 £175 -51.38% 14
East Midlands +4 5 £425 +17.24% 3
East of England -19 3 £275 +83.33% 3
North East -30 3 £313 - 2
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 2
West Midlands -22 2 £300 -7.69% 3
South West -47 2 £465 +63.15% 1
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (41.54%) Windows
2 33 (25.38%) SQL
3 32 (24.62%) Active Directory
3 32 (24.62%) Finance
4 28 (21.54%) Linux
5 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
6 23 (17.69%) VMware
7 19 (14.62%) Oracle
8 18 (13.85%) ITIL
8 18 (13.85%) UNIX
8 18 (13.85%) Cisco
9 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (12.31%) Windows 7
10 16 (12.31%) SAP
11 15 (11.54%) LAN
11 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (11.54%) Firewall
12 14 (10.77%) SAN
13 13 (10.00%) Degree
13 13 (10.00%) WAN
14 12 (9.23%) Telecoms
14 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (8.46%) Juniper
15 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
16 10 (7.69%) Symantec
16 10 (7.69%) SCCM
16 10 (7.69%) Hyper-V
17 9 (6.92%) PCI DSS
17 9 (6.92%) Oracle Receivables

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.08%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.31%) Documentum
3 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.31%) IIS
4 2 (1.54%) SAS
4 2 (1.54%) Apache
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Lync
5 1 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.77%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (3.08%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (2.31%) SAP FI
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.54%) SAP CO
7 2 (1.54%) Summit
7 2 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (1.54%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) LAN
1 15 (11.54%) Firewall
2 14 (10.77%) SAN
3 13 (10.00%) WAN
4 6 (4.62%) DNS
5 5 (3.85%) 3G
5 5 (3.85%) HTTP
5 5 (3.85%) SSL
5 5 (3.85%) VPN
6 4 (3.08%) BIG-IP
6 4 (3.08%) DHCP
6 4 (3.08%) Internet
7 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.31%) Broadband
8 2 (1.54%) VLAN
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.77%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (3.08%) Cognos Metric Studio
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.77%) DTS
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) DB2
6 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.77%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.31%) Subversion
3 2 (1.54%) PVCS
4 1 (0.77%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.77%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 32 (24.62%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.38%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.85%) Front Office
4 5 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) Local Government
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) XML
2 3 (2.31%) HTML
2 3 (2.31%) .NET
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.54%) XSLT
3 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 2 (1.54%) Struts
3 2 (1.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.54%) J2EE
3 2 (1.54%) Java EE
3 2 (1.54%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.54%) OSGi
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (0.77%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.77%) Drools
4 1 (0.77%) XMPP
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.77%) COM+
4 1 (0.77%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.62%) Hedge funds
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.08%) Statistics
5 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) Equities
6 2 (1.54%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.77%) iPhone
7 1 (0.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.77%) Firmware
7 1 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 54 (41.54%) Windows
2 28 (21.54%) Linux
3 18 (13.85%) UNIX
4 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (12.31%) Windows 7
6 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.15%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.31%) Android
9 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.54%) Debian
10 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.77%) AIX
11 1 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.85%) ITIL
2 8 (6.15%) Workflow
3 6 (4.62%) Service Management
3 6 (4.62%) Change Management
3 6 (4.62%) Migration
3 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 5 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 5 (3.85%) ERP
4 5 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (2.31%) Software Testing
5 3 (2.31%) CRM
5 3 (2.31%) Automated Testing
6 2 (1.54%) Data Analysis
6 2 (1.54%) Risk Management
6 2 (1.54%) ETL
6 2 (1.54%) Project Planning
6 2 (1.54%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.54%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.38%) SQL
2 8 (6.15%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.85%) Java
4 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.08%) Perl
5 3 (2.31%) C#
5 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.31%) VB
6 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.54%) X++
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) Korn
7 1 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.77%) ABAP
7 1 (0.77%) VBScript
7 1 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.15%) MCSE
3 8 (6.15%) MCITP
4 7 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.85%) MCTS
5 5 (3.85%) CCIE
5 5 (3.85%) CCNP
6 4 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.08%) VCP5
7 3 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.31%) MCSA
7 3 (2.31%) MCP
7 3 (2.31%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.54%) CCNA
9 1 (0.77%) MCDST
9 1 (0.77%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.85%) SLA
3 4 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 32 (24.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.31%) vSphere
6 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.77%) NFS
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) SCCM
2 8 (6.15%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.85%) DameWare
4 4 (3.08%) SCOM
5 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.77%) SCSM
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.77%) WMI
6 1 (0.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.77%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.69%) VMware
3 19 (14.62%) Oracle
4 18 (13.85%) Cisco
5 16 (12.31%) SAP
6 11 (8.46%) Juniper
7 10 (7.69%) Symantec
8 6 (4.62%) Citrix
8 6 (4.62%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.62%) Cognos
8 6 (4.62%) F5
9 5 (3.85%) Reuters
9 5 (3.85%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.85%) Altiris
10 4 (3.08%) Informatica
10 4 (3.08%) Lotus
10 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.31%) JBoss
11 3 (2.31%) Sophos
11 3 (2.31%) HP
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