The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Support Consultant
Rank 623 608 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Consultant 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.008% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Support Consultant within the UK.

Senior Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Support Consultant within the UK.

Senior Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Support Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
England -2 3 £400 - 3
London +6 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £400 -
South East - 1 £450 - 1

Senior Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Support Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
4 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Senior Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Support Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas