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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 541 550 527
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 88 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 36
Median daily rate £350 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £281 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -
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
46883 50243 48342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.97% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30886 32538 29753
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1439 1894 1939
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 46 £353 -23.36% 7
North West +22 11 £350 +27.27%
South East +2 11 £300 -21.05% 6
North East - 7 £300 - 2
South West +5 5 £413 +17.85% 4
Yorkshire -3 2 £500 +116.21% 2
East of England +20 1 - - 5
East Midlands -3 1 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -46 1 £450 +12.50% 4
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 44 (29.33%) SAP
2 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
3 40 (26.67%) Windows
4 32 (21.33%) SQL
4 32 (21.33%) Oracle
5 31 (20.67%) Finance
6 30 (20.00%) ITIL
7 22 (14.67%) Windows Server
8 21 (14.00%) Linux
8 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (13.33%) Oracle Database
10 19 (12.67%) Unix
10 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
10 19 (12.67%) DNS
10 19 (12.67%) Change Management
11 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
11 17 (11.33%) Citrix
11 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
12 15 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (10.00%) Red Hat
12 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (9.33%) DHCP
13 14 (9.33%) Java
13 14 (9.33%) VMware
14 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
15 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (8.00%) Migration
16 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
16 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.33%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.00%) IIS
6 6 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.33%) JBoss
8 2 (1.33%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.33%) MS Project
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (4.67%) Documaker
2 7 (4.67%) SAP MM
3 6 (4.00%) SAP FI
3 6 (4.00%) SAP PP
3 6 (4.00%) SAP SD
4 5 (3.33%) SAP CO
4 5 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (2.67%) SAP HCM
5 4 (2.67%) SAP SRM
6 3 (2.00%) SAP ERP
6 3 (2.00%) SAP MDM
6 3 (2.00%) SAP WM
7 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.67%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.67%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Office 365
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) AdSense
4 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.67%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.67%) DNS
2 14 (9.33%) DHCP
3 8 (5.33%) Skype
4 5 (3.33%) Firewall
4 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.67%) LAN
5 4 (2.67%) Wireless
6 3 (2.00%) LDAP
6 3 (2.00%) SSH
6 3 (2.00%) WAN
7 2 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.33%) Internet
7 2 (1.33%) IPv6
7 2 (1.33%) PBX
7 2 (1.33%) PSTN
7 2 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.33%) RTP
7 2 (1.33%) WAAS
7 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.33%) SAP BW
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.00%) SQLPlus
6 4 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.00%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.33%) DB2
8 2 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.67%) Big Data
9 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.67%) Informix
9 1 (0.67%) MS Access
9 1 (0.67%) OLAP
9 1 (0.67%) Power BI
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.33%) LSMW
3 1 (0.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.67%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (20.67%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.67%) Banking
3 10 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.33%) Advertising
5 5 (3.33%) Marketing
6 4 (2.67%) Electronics
6 4 (2.67%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.00%) Retail
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.67%) Middleware
2 9 (6.00%) XML
3 8 (5.33%) CSS
4 7 (4.67%) Java EE
4 7 (4.67%) WebCenter
5 5 (3.33%) .NET
5 5 (3.33%) XSL
5 5 (3.33%) XSLT
6 3 (2.00%) HTML
7 2 (1.33%) EDI
7 2 (1.33%) SOAP
8 1 (0.67%) CSS3
8 1 (0.67%) JDBC
8 1 (0.67%) JSP
8 1 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.67%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.67%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.67%) SAML
8 1 (0.67%) Web Services
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.33%) AS400
4 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.00%) Clustering
6 3 (2.00%) FMCG
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 3 (2.00%) Tandem
6 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.33%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.33%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.33%) DataPower
7 2 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.33%) iSeries
7 2 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.67%) Windows
2 22 (14.67%) Windows Server
3 21 (14.00%) Linux
3 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.67%) Unix
5 15 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (4.67%) Android
8 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
8 7 (4.67%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.00%) Solaris
9 3 (2.00%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.33%) AIX
10 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) ITIL
2 19 (12.67%) Change Management
3 12 (8.00%) Migration
4 9 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (6.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (6.00%) SOA
5 8 (5.33%) ERP
6 7 (4.67%) AOP
6 7 (4.67%) Content Management
6 7 (4.67%) OO
7 6 (4.00%) ERD
7 6 (4.00%) ETL
7 6 (4.00%) Logistics
7 6 (4.00%) Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (4.00%) Project Management
8 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.33%) CRM
8 5 (3.33%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.33%) SQL
2 14 (9.33%) Java
3 10 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.67%) Perl
6 3 (2.00%) ABAP
6 3 (2.00%) C#
6 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.00%) VBScript
7 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.67%) Magik
8 1 (0.67%) Python
8 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) Degree
4 8 (5.33%) MCSE
4 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.67%) CCNA
6 4 (2.67%) CCNP
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.67%) MCP
7 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.00%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.67%) CISA
9 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) MCITP
9 1 (0.67%) MCSD
9 1 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (3.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.33%) GxP
3 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.67%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.67%) XenApp
5 3 (2.00%) vSphere
6 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 6 (4.00%) SCCM
3 3 (2.00%) OpenView
3 3 (2.00%) SCOM
3 3 (2.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.33%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (1.33%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.33%) SCSM
4 2 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.33%) WSUS
4 2 (1.33%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
5 1 (0.67%) Netcool
5 1 (0.67%) Opsview
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 44 (29.33%) SAP
2 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.33%) Oracle
4 17 (11.33%) Citrix
5 15 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 14 (9.33%) VMware
7 7 (4.67%) Northgate
7 7 (4.67%) Siebel
8 6 (4.00%) HP
9 5 (3.33%) Cisco
9 5 (3.33%) IBM
10 4 (2.67%) AppSense
10 4 (2.67%) CA
10 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.67%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.00%) Apple
11 3 (2.00%) Lotus
12 2 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (1.33%) Radianz
12 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
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