The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 222 223 244
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 17 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 7
Average daily rate £318 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £340 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+164.00% -50.00%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8571 7742 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.25% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 3879 4425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 606 704
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -1 8 £475 +35.71% 1
Berkshire -12 4 £425 -15.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £260 - 1
West Sussex -4 1 £125 -70.58% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £240 -
Hampshire - - - -
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Telecoms
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL
4 11 (27.50%) DNS
4 11 (27.50%) Lync
5 10 (25.00%) Cisco
5 10 (25.00%) RTP
5 10 (25.00%) PBX
5 10 (25.00%) PSTN
5 10 (25.00%) Live Communications Server
5 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) UNIX
7 8 (20.00%) MCTS
7 8 (20.00%) MCITP
7 8 (20.00%) Degree
7 8 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (20.00%) Service Management
8 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.00%) Firewall
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.50%) PKI
10 5 (12.50%) CCIE
10 5 (12.50%) CCNP
10 5 (12.50%) LAN

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (27.50%) Lync
2 10 (25.00%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.50%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) DNS
2 10 (25.00%) RTP
2 10 (25.00%) PBX
2 10 (25.00%) PSTN
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security
7 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 13 (32.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (7.50%) EPoS
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) UNIX
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) AIX
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) VMS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 8 (20.00%) Service Management
3 8 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Email Migration
7 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.50%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (20.00%) MCTS
1 8 (20.00%) MCITP
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) CCIE
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
1 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) F5
4 4 (10.00%) Lotus
4 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.00%) Nortel
4 4 (10.00%) Avaya
4 4 (10.00%) Juniper
5 3 (7.50%) Veritas
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix