The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 137 143 147
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.21% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £413 £350 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £343 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £350 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -
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
2781 3145 2976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.13% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 2003 1917
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 218 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
Somerset +14 2 £375 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 1
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 West region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) SLA
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) NServiceBus
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (10.00%) SCSM
2 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle