The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 348 367 363
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 38 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.16% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 6
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£400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £95.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Support Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Consultant in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Consultant across the London region.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Consultant across the London region.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
City of London +13 4 £400 -13.51% 8
Paddington - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 30 (37.04%) SQL
1 30 (37.04%) Oracle
2 25 (30.86%) ITIL
3 23 (28.40%) Windows
4 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
4 20 (24.69%) UNIX
5 19 (23.46%) PL/SQL
5 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (23.46%) Finance
6 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (20.99%) C#
8 16 (19.75%) Java
9 15 (18.52%) .NET
10 14 (17.28%) DV Cleared
11 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database
11 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
11 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
13 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
14 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (12.35%) Java EE
15 9 (11.11%) Tomcat
15 9 (11.11%) Data Structures
16 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
16 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (8.64%) Apache
17 7 (8.64%) MySQL
17 7 (8.64%) Linux
18 6 (7.41%) Front Office

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.64%) Apache
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (3.70%) SAS
4 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.47%) Lync
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.47%) JBoss
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.23%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Project
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
3 4 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.94%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (3.70%) Summit
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.47%) SAP SRM
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (1.23%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.23%) Cordys
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) LAN
1 4 (4.94%) WAN
2 3 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) Network Security
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) BGP
4 1 (1.23%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) FTP
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database
1 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (8.64%) MySQL
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.94%) DB2
5 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.70%) Base SAS
6 3 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (2.47%) SQLBase
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.23%) Essbase
8 1 (1.23%) PowerMart
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.23%) Subversion
2 1 (1.23%) Lombardi
2 1 (1.23%) Firebug
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Front Office
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) French Language
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.23%) German Language
4 1 (1.23%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) Java EE
3 3 (3.70%) HTML
3 3 (3.70%) CSS
3 3 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.47%) OSGi
4 2 (2.47%) Struts
4 2 (2.47%) XML
4 2 (2.47%) J2EE
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.23%) WF
5 1 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) CSS3
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.17%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.94%) NHS
5 4 (4.94%) GIS
6 3 (3.70%) Equities
7 2 (2.47%) Statistics
8 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.23%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.23%) iPhone
8 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.23%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) UNIX
3 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.64%) Linux
7 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.47%) Android
11 1 (1.23%) AIX
11 1 (1.23%) Solaris
11 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 6 (7.41%) BPEL
3 6 (7.41%) Change Management
4 5 (6.17%) Service Management
4 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.17%) Change Control
5 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.94%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (4.94%) Workflow
5 4 (4.94%) Migration
6 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.70%) Project Management
6 3 (3.70%) Validation
6 3 (3.70%) Document Management
6 3 (3.70%) Dependency Management
7 2 (2.47%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.47%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) SQL
2 19 (23.46%) PL/SQL
3 17 (20.99%) C#
4 16 (19.75%) Java
5 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.47%) C
7 2 (2.47%) Perl
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.23%) Python
8 1 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (1.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.28%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.70%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) MCSE
7 1 (1.23%) MCDST
7 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.23%) NFS
3 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (2.47%) Control-M
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.23%) WSUS
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (37.04%) Oracle
2 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) SAP
4 5 (6.17%) Fidessa
5 4 (4.94%) Murex
5 4 (4.94%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) Cerner
5 4 (4.94%) ESRI
6 3 (3.70%) Informatica
6 3 (3.70%) Lotus
6 3 (3.70%) Reuters
6 3 (3.70%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco
6 3 (3.70%) IBM
7 2 (2.47%) AppSense
7 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) Cognos
7 2 (2.47%) Symantec
7 2 (2.47%) McAfee
7 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
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