The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 253 255 226
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 18 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 13
Median daily rate £413 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8851 8939 8414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.66% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 4996 4610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 427 461
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Berkshire -2 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Hampshire -3 5 £400 - 2
Surrey -14 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 5
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 South East region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) Oracle
4 7 (20.59%) DNS
5 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Citrix
6 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (11.76%) Degree
7 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.82%) LAN
8 3 (8.82%) XML
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
8 3 (8.82%) .NET
8 3 (8.82%) MS Office
8 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
8 3 (8.82%) C#
8 3 (8.82%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) Change Management
8 3 (8.82%) Workflow

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (5.88%) Live Communications Server
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.88%) Primavera
2 1 (2.94%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) IPv6
3 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (5.88%) LDAP
3 2 (5.88%) PBX
3 2 (5.88%) PSTN
3 2 (5.88%) RTP
3 2 (5.88%) Skype
3 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.94%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.94%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.94%) Datazen
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Power BI
4 1 (2.94%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Military
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.82%) jQuery
1 3 (8.82%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.94%) Autofac
3 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.94%) JDBC
3 1 (2.94%) JSP
3 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.94%) ODBC
3 1 (2.94%) OLE
3 1 (2.94%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.94%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.94%) SAML
3 1 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Clustering
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) EMV
2 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.94%) HACMP
2 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.82%) Change Management
2 3 (8.82%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (8.82%) High Availability
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
2 3 (8.82%) Validation
2 3 (8.82%) Workflow
3 2 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.88%) Fault Management
3 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
3 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C
4 2 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) R
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
5 1 (2.94%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
4 2 (5.88%) MCSD
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Netcool
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) Adobe
6 1 (2.94%) AppSense
6 1 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.94%) Infor
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas