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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 472 456 453
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 93 83 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 34 32
Average daily rate
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£355 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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
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 6 March 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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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 +15 51 £380 -7.31% 14
West Midlands +8 10 £340 - 4
South West -7 8 £225 -48.57% 2
South East -27 7 £413 +10.00% 15
Midlands +10 5 £400 -
North West -15 5 £138 - 5
East Midlands +2 4 £383 - 2
East of England +10 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 4
North East - - - -
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 44 (26.04%) SQL
2 43 (25.44%) Windows
3 42 (24.85%) Oracle
4 41 (24.26%) ITIL
5 39 (23.08%) Finance
6 38 (22.49%) Microsoft
7 32 (18.93%) SAP
8 31 (18.34%) Security Cleared
9 30 (17.75%) Java
10 29 (17.16%) UNIX
11 24 (14.20%) PL/SQL
11 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
12 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (12.43%) .NET
13 21 (12.43%) C#
13 21 (12.43%) MS Excel
14 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (11.24%) Change Management
16 18 (10.65%) DV Cleared
16 18 (10.65%) Oracle Database
17 17 (10.06%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (8.88%) Linux
18 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
19 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
19 13 (7.69%) Windows 7
20 12 (7.10%) Java EE
20 12 (7.10%) Data Structures
20 12 (7.10%) VMware
20 12 (7.10%) DNS

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (6.51%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.73%) JBoss
2 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.14%) Apache
3 7 (4.14%) Oracle BPEL
4 6 (3.55%) Confluence
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.96%) IIS
6 4 (2.37%) Lync
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.78%) SAS
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) MS Project
3 8 (4.73%) MS Office
4 6 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.14%) SAP QM
3 6 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.96%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (2.37%) SAP SRM
5 4 (2.37%) Agresso
5 4 (2.37%) SAP SD
5 4 (2.37%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.78%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.78%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.78%) SAP BPC
7 2 (1.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.18%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.59%) Summit
8 1 (0.59%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) PaaS
2 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) DNS
2 6 (3.55%) Firewall
3 5 (2.96%) WAN
3 5 (2.96%) DHCP
4 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.37%) LAN
4 4 (2.37%) Internet
4 4 (2.37%) SAN
5 2 (1.18%) Intranet
5 2 (1.18%) BGP
5 2 (1.18%) Wireless
5 2 (1.18%) POP3
5 2 (1.18%) SMTP
5 2 (1.18%) VPN
5 2 (1.18%) Network Security
5 2 (1.18%) IMAP
6 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.59%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.59%) NAS
6 1 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.65%) Oracle Database
2 17 (10.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (5.33%) MySQL
6 5 (2.96%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.37%) DB2
8 3 (1.78%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.18%) ZAP BI
9 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.18%) SAP BI
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.18%) SQLBase
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.59%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.59%) Firebug
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Front Office
4 3 (1.78%) Back Office
4 3 (1.78%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Automotive
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) German Language
6 1 (0.59%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.43%) .NET
2 12 (7.10%) Java EE
3 5 (2.96%) SAP XI
4 4 (2.37%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.37%) HTML
5 3 (1.78%) CSS
5 3 (1.78%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.18%) Struts
6 2 (1.18%) J2EE
6 2 (1.18%) Middleware
6 2 (1.18%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) OSGi
6 2 (1.18%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.59%) CSS3
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.59%) Web Services
7 1 (0.59%) WF
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.55%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.96%) NHS
5 4 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.37%) GIS
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.18%) Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.59%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.59%) Open Source
7 1 (0.59%) iPad
7 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.44%) Windows
2 29 (17.16%) UNIX
3 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (8.88%) Linux
5 13 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.18%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Solaris
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) ITIL
2 19 (11.24%) Change Management
3 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.33%) Service Management
5 8 (4.73%) Workflow
6 7 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (4.14%) BPEL
7 6 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.55%) Change Control
7 6 (3.55%) DevOps
7 6 (3.55%) CRM
7 6 (3.55%) ERP
7 6 (3.55%) Project Management
7 6 (3.55%) Automated Testing
7 6 (3.55%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.96%) Migration
8 5 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.96%) Document Management
9 4 (2.37%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.37%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.04%) SQL
2 30 (17.75%) Java
3 24 (14.20%) PL/SQL
4 21 (12.43%) C#
5 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.78%) ABAP
9 2 (1.18%) C
10 1 (0.59%) COBOL
10 1 (0.59%) Perl
10 1 (0.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (18.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.65%) DV Cleared
3 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.33%) Degree
4 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.96%) MCTS
5 5 (2.96%) MCITP
5 5 (2.96%) VCP4
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.37%) MCSE
7 2 (1.18%) CCNP
7 2 (1.18%) CCNA
7 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.59%) MCDST
8 1 (0.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.78%) XenApp
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.78%) vSphere
5 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.59%) NFS
6 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.59%) XenServer
6 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.59%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) SCCM
2 6 (3.55%) Puppet
3 3 (1.78%) SCOM
4 2 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.18%) Control-M
4 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.59%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (24.85%) Oracle
2 38 (22.49%) Microsoft
3 32 (18.93%) SAP
4 12 (7.10%) VMware
5 9 (5.33%) Citrix
6 5 (2.96%) IBM
6 5 (2.96%) Cerner
7 4 (2.37%) Murex
7 4 (2.37%) Cisco
7 4 (2.37%) Symantec
7 4 (2.37%) ESRI
7 4 (2.37%) McAfee
8 3 (1.78%) Remedy
8 3 (1.78%) Reuters
8 3 (1.78%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.78%) Juniper
8 3 (1.78%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.78%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.78%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.78%) HP
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