The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 134 111 134
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 11
Average daily rate £373 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.46% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £248 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £302 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+182.00% -50.00%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Consultant
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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
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Vacancies
Wiltshire -13 6 £366 - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
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Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (14.29%) SAP SRM
6 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) MCSE
6 2 (14.29%) MS Project
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP SRM
2 1 (7.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Service Management
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 2 (14.29%) Change Management
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) Murex
3 1 (7.14%) Qualys