The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 138 140 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £460 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Devon - 4 £285 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (32.00%) .NET
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) ERP
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (20.00%) Information Management
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) webMethods
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (16.00%) RPG
6 4 (16.00%) ODBC
6 4 (16.00%) VB
6 4 (16.00%) MAPICS
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
6 4 (16.00%) AS400
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (16.00%) IBM
6 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
6 4 (16.00%) Infor
6 4 (16.00%) iSeries
6 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (8.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Back Office
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.00%) ODBC
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) AS400
2 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (16.00%) iSeries
3 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) AIX
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ERP
2 5 (20.00%) Information Management
2 5 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (16.00%) SOA
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (12.00%) SIEM
4 3 (12.00%) Threat Management
4 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) RPG
3 4 (16.00%) VB
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) XenApp
1 2 (8.00%) XenServer
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) webMethods
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Infor
3 4 (16.00%) MAPICS
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Wyse
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) VMware