The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
UK / England
Rank 540 535 474
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 40 63 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 73
Median daily rate £305 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - £25.00

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
39818 44786 44510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26184 29231 27803
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1392 1510 1751
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 11 £325 -27.77% 5
North East -8 5 £290 -38.94%
East Midlands +5 4 £300 -7.69% 1
South East +5 4 £400 - 4
East of England -3 3 £400 +50.94% 1
South West -4 2 £353 -2.08% 1
North West +15 1 £380 +102.66% 1
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Support Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 28 (28.57%) SAP
3 17 (17.35%) Oracle
3 17 (17.35%) Windows
4 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.27%) Windows Server
7 13 (13.27%) ITIL
8 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
9 10 (10.20%) IBM
9 10 (10.20%) SAP FI
9 10 (10.20%) SAP CO
9 10 (10.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (9.18%) Unix
10 9 (9.18%) Linux
10 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
11 8 (8.16%) DNS
11 8 (8.16%) DHCP
11 8 (8.16%) Blackberry
11 8 (8.16%) Change Management
11 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
12 7 (7.14%) Visualisation
12 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
12 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.12%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.06%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.04%) JBoss
6 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.02%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.02%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 7 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) SAP CO
1 10 (10.20%) SAP FI
1 10 (10.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (5.10%) SAP SD
3 5 (5.10%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (4.08%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (3.06%) SAP HCM
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (2.04%) SAP CRM
6 2 (2.04%) SAP HR
6 2 (2.04%) SAP MM
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (1.02%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) DHCP
1 8 (8.16%) DNS
2 7 (7.14%) Skype
3 6 (6.12%) 3G
3 6 (6.12%) SSL
4 4 (4.08%) 4G
4 4 (4.08%) GSM
4 4 (4.08%) LTE
4 4 (4.08%) UMTS
5 3 (3.06%) Firewall
5 3 (3.06%) HTTP
5 3 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.06%) VPN
6 2 (2.04%) LAN
6 2 (2.04%) SMTP
6 2 (2.04%) VoIP
6 2 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (1.02%) FTP
7 1 (1.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.02%) DTS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.02%) PVCS
1 1 (1.02%) Subversion
1 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Advertising
4 5 (5.10%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Back Office
5 2 (2.04%) Billing
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) Middleware
2 3 (3.06%) EDI
2 3 (3.06%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.02%) CSS
3 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) J2EE
3 1 (1.02%) jQuery
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.02%) REST
3 1 (1.02%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.02%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.02%) AS400
4 1 (1.02%) Derivative
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.02%) Equities
4 1 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.02%) Fintech
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Tandem
4 1 (1.02%) User Experience
4 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Windows
2 13 (13.27%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.18%) Linux
3 9 (9.18%) Unix
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.12%) Android
5 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.08%) AIX
6 4 (4.08%) Solaris
7 3 (3.06%) OS/390
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.27%) ITIL
2 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.16%) Change Management
3 7 (7.14%) Logistics
3 7 (7.14%) SOA
3 7 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 6 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (5.10%) High Availability
5 5 (5.10%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.06%) Data Management
7 3 (3.06%) ERP
7 3 (3.06%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.06%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.06%) Project Management
7 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) VBA
3 2 (2.04%) C
3 2 (2.04%) C#
3 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.02%) ABAP
4 1 (1.02%) C++
4 1 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) MCSE
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.06%) CCA
4 3 (3.06%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) CCNP
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CISSP
5 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.02%) MCP
5 1 (1.02%) SANS
5 1 (1.02%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.02%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) DameWare
2 1 (1.02%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) QRadar
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) SAP
2 17 (17.35%) Oracle
3 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.20%) IBM
5 6 (6.12%) Trend Micro
6 5 (5.10%) Workday
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco
7 4 (4.08%) Cognos
7 4 (4.08%) VMware
8 3 (3.06%) Citrix
9 2 (2.04%) Altiris
9 2 (2.04%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.04%) F5
9 2 (2.04%) NetCracker
9 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.04%) Reuters
9 2 (2.04%) Splunk
10 1 (1.02%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.02%) Yardi