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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 254 252 232
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 19 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 12
Median daily rate £400 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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
9184 9388 8744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.32% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5566 5157 4802
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 £225 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 483
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 4 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 +13 9 £425 - 3
Hampshire +3 5 £375 -3.22% 1
Surrey -10 3 £375 +15.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) DNS
4 8 (20.51%) Oracle
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
5 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
7 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.82%) Citrix
7 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.26%) MS Office
8 4 (10.26%) Linux
8 4 (10.26%) MCSE
8 4 (10.26%) Finance
8 4 (10.26%) VMware
8 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (10.26%) Big Data
9 3 (7.69%) Office 365
9 3 (7.69%) AngularJS

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 (5.13%) Live Communications Server
1 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.13%) Primavera
2 1 (2.56%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.13%) LDAP
4 2 (5.13%) PBX
4 2 (5.13%) PSTN
4 2 (5.13%) RTP
4 2 (5.13%) Skype
4 2 (5.13%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) FTP
5 1 (2.56%) POP3
5 1 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.56%) SSL
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Big Data
2 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.56%) Datazen
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.56%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Military
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 3 (7.69%) jQuery
1 3 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) ADO
3 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.56%) Autofac
3 1 (2.56%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.56%) JDBC
3 1 (2.56%) JSP
3 1 (2.56%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.56%) ODBC
3 1 (2.56%) OLE
3 1 (2.56%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.56%) SAML
3 1 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) EMV
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.56%) HACMP
3 1 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) High Availability
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Use Case
4 3 (7.69%) Validation
4 3 (7.69%) Workflow
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) C
4 2 (5.13%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) R
5 1 (2.56%) Scala
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) MCSE
4 3 (7.69%) MCITP
5 2 (5.13%) MCSD
5 2 (5.13%) MCTS
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.56%) MCP
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.56%) Netcool
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) AppSense
7 1 (2.56%) CA
7 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) Veritas