The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 497 460 491
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 65 94 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 29
Average daily rate
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£306 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £192 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Consultant
UK

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -28 24 £351 +8.07% 11
North West +7 11 £300 -25.00% 8
South East -15 10 £400 +29.03% 11
East Midlands -1 6 £425 +11.11% 1
North East -15 5 £313 - 6
Yorkshire +2 2 - -
West Midlands -13 2 £300 -20.00% 4
East of England -28 1 £190 +26.66% 3
South West - - - - 4
Support Consultant
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (36.84%) Windows
2 36 (27.07%) Finance
3 32 (24.06%) SQL
4 28 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 27 (20.30%) Linux
6 24 (18.05%) UNIX
6 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
7 23 (17.29%) VMware
8 20 (15.04%) ITIL
8 20 (15.04%) Oracle
9 19 (14.29%) Cisco
10 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (12.78%) SAP
12 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (11.28%) LAN
14 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.53%) Firewall
14 14 (10.53%) Telecoms
15 13 (9.77%) Service Management
15 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (9.77%) WAN
16 12 (9.02%) SAN
17 11 (8.27%) Juniper
17 11 (8.27%) Symantec
17 11 (8.27%) Windows 7
18 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
18 10 (7.52%) Degree
19 9 (6.77%) SCCM
19 9 (6.77%) MCITP
19 9 (6.77%) Oracle EBS R12

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.26%) Documentum
3 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.50%) SAS
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.50%) Lync
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.75%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (0.75%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.75%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS Project
3 3 (2.26%) MS Office
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (6.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (3.76%) SAP FI
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (3.01%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (3.01%) SAP CO
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (1.50%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) LAN
2 14 (10.53%) Firewall
3 13 (9.77%) WAN
4 12 (9.02%) SAN
5 5 (3.76%) 3G
5 5 (3.76%) HTTP
5 5 (3.76%) VPN
5 5 (3.76%) SSL
6 4 (3.01%) BIG-IP
6 4 (3.01%) DNS
7 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.26%) Internet
7 3 (2.26%) Broadband
7 3 (2.26%) Multicast
8 2 (1.50%) VLAN
9 1 (0.75%) IMAP
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.75%) Network Security
9 1 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 7 (5.26%) Cognos Metric Studio
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.26%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.26%) Essbase
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.75%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.75%) DTS
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.26%) Subversion
3 2 (1.50%) PVCS
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.76%) Front Office
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) XML
2 3 (2.26%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) XSLT
3 2 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.50%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.75%) Spring
4 1 (0.75%) XMPP
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) Drools
4 1 (0.75%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) BAPI
4 1 (0.75%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) COM+
4 1 (0.75%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.51%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Equities
5 2 (1.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.50%) Statistics
5 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.84%) Windows
2 27 (20.30%) Linux
3 24 (18.05%) UNIX
4 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.27%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.77%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.26%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.50%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) VMS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) ITIL
2 13 (9.77%) Service Management
3 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (6.02%) ITIL V3
5 7 (5.26%) Workflow
6 6 (4.51%) Project Management
6 6 (4.51%) ERP
7 5 (3.76%) Change Management
8 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.01%) Migration
8 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.01%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.01%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.01%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.26%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (2.26%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.26%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.26%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.06%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) PL/SQL
3 7 (5.26%) Perl
4 6 (4.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.01%) C#
6 3 (2.26%) Java
6 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.26%) VB
6 3 (2.26%) Tcl
7 2 (1.50%) X++
7 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) ABAP
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) VB6
8 1 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.52%) Degree
3 9 (6.77%) MCITP
3 9 (6.77%) MCSE
4 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) MCTS
6 5 (3.76%) CCIE
6 5 (3.76%) CCNP
6 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.01%) VCP5
8 3 (2.26%) MCP
8 3 (2.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.75%) CCA
9 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.75%) XenApp
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 7 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.76%) DameWare
4 3 (2.26%) SCOM
5 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.50%) Puppet
5 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) WMI
6 1 (0.75%) WSUS
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.75%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.75%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.29%) VMware
3 20 (15.04%) Oracle
4 19 (14.29%) Cisco
5 17 (12.78%) SAP
6 11 (8.27%) Juniper
6 11 (8.27%) Symantec
7 7 (5.26%) Cognos
8 6 (4.51%) Altiris
8 6 (4.51%) Citrix
9 5 (3.76%) F5
9 5 (3.76%) Reuters
9 5 (3.76%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.76%) Veritas
9 5 (3.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.01%) IBM
10 4 (3.01%) Murex
11 3 (2.26%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.26%) Sybase
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