The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £225 £258 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% -6.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.56% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 - -
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 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
1639 2422 2629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 93.91% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1291 1467
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 59
Median hourly rate £17.32 £32.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.70% +106.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Edinburgh - 1 £225 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas