The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 140 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate £360 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £295 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2772 2856 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 95.55% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1537 1302
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 100 69
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.10 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.86% +0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +5 6 £360 +30.90% 2
Edinburgh -7 2 - - 1
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos Controller
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) IPsec
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (10.00%) HFM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) IPsec
1 2 (20.00%) SSH
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ACCA
2 1 (10.00%) CIMA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
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