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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 520 475 502
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 63 90 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 27
Average daily rate
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£313 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -5.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 August 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 +3 27 £390 +20.00% 13
South East -32 10 £253 -14.04% 7
East Midlands +5 6 £425 +11.11%
North West -9 5 £175 -56.25% 8
North East -18 4 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 3
West Midlands -15 2 £300 -7.69%
East of England -25 2 £233 +55.00% 5
South West -39 2 £465 +69.09% 1
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 48 (37.50%) Windows
2 34 (26.56%) SQL
3 32 (25.00%) Finance
4 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
5 27 (21.09%) Linux
6 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
7 22 (17.19%) VMware
8 18 (14.06%) Cisco
8 18 (14.06%) UNIX
8 18 (14.06%) Oracle
9 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (12.50%) ITIL
10 16 (12.50%) SAP
11 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (11.72%) Firewall
12 13 (10.16%) SAN
12 13 (10.16%) LAN
12 13 (10.16%) Windows 7
13 11 (8.59%) Degree
13 11 (8.59%) WAN
13 11 (8.59%) Juniper
13 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
14 10 (7.81%) Symantec
14 10 (7.81%) Hyper-V
15 9 (7.03%) SCCM
15 9 (7.03%) PCI DSS
15 9 (7.03%) Oracle Receivables
15 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.34%) Documentum
3 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Office
3 2 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (3.13%) SAP FI
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (2.34%) SAP CO
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (1.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) Firewall
2 13 (10.16%) SAN
2 13 (10.16%) LAN
3 11 (8.59%) WAN
4 5 (3.91%) HTTP
4 5 (3.91%) VPN
4 5 (3.91%) SSL
4 5 (3.91%) 3G
5 4 (3.13%) DNS
5 4 (3.13%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.34%) Broadband
6 3 (2.34%) Internet
7 2 (1.56%) DHCP
7 2 (1.56%) VLAN
8 1 (0.78%) IMAP
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.78%) Network Security
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (3.13%) Cognos Metric Studio
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.78%) DTS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.78%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.34%) Subversion
3 2 (1.56%) PVCS
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) MSI
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.47%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.91%) Front Office
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) XML
2 3 (2.34%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.56%) XSLT
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.78%) BAPI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.78%) Spring
4 1 (0.78%) XMPP
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.78%) Drools
4 1 (0.78%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) COM+
4 1 (0.78%) DCOM
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.69%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.13%) Statistics
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.56%) Equities
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) FMCG
5 1 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Firmware
5 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 48 (37.50%) Windows
2 27 (21.09%) Linux
3 18 (14.06%) UNIX
4 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (10.16%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.56%) Solaris
9 2 (1.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.78%) HPUX
10 1 (0.78%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Debian
10 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.50%) ITIL
2 8 (6.25%) Workflow
3 7 (5.47%) Service Management
4 6 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (4.69%) Migration
5 5 (3.91%) ERP
5 5 (3.91%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.13%) Change Management
6 4 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.34%) Automated Testing
7 3 (2.34%) Software Testing
7 3 (2.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.34%) CRM
7 3 (2.34%) Project Management
7 3 (2.34%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.56%) Test Scripting
8 2 (1.56%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.56%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.69%) Perl
4 4 (3.13%) C#
4 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.34%) Java
5 3 (2.34%) VB
6 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.56%) X++
6 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.78%) VBScript
7 1 (0.78%) VB6
7 1 (0.78%) Korn
7 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.78%) ABAP
7 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
2 8 (6.25%) MCITP
3 7 (5.47%) MCSE
4 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.91%) CCIE
5 5 (3.91%) CCNP
5 5 (3.91%) MCTS
6 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) VCP5
7 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) MCP
7 3 (2.34%) MCSA
8 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
System Software
1 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.47%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.78%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) SCCM
2 8 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.91%) DameWare
4 4 (3.13%) SCOM
5 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.56%) Puppet
5 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.78%) SCSM
6 1 (0.78%) WMI
6 1 (0.78%) WSUS
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.19%) VMware
3 18 (14.06%) Oracle
3 18 (14.06%) Cisco
4 16 (12.50%) SAP
5 11 (8.59%) Juniper
6 10 (7.81%) Symantec
7 6 (4.69%) F5
7 6 (4.69%) Citrix
7 6 (4.69%) Cognos
8 5 (3.91%) Altiris
8 5 (3.91%) Reuters
8 5 (3.91%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.91%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.13%) Murex
9 4 (3.13%) Informatica
10 3 (2.34%) HP
10 3 (2.34%) Lotus
10 3 (2.34%) Sophos
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