The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 551 490 511
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 66 100 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £301 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.58% -9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £434 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.38 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -53.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £14.25 £20.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £21.22 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -54.66%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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 -58 54 £368 +22.50% 66
London -4 24 £400 +23.07% 17
South East -34 7 £253 -15.83% 17
City of London +31 5 £400 +29.03% 9
North West -9 5 £175 -51.38% 11
East Midlands +4 4 £438 +45.34% 5
Hampshire -7 4 £250 - 4
Manchester -11 4 £175 -45.31% 6
East of England -21 3 £275 +83.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £300 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 5
Birmingham -6 2 £300 +36.36%
West Midlands -20 2 £300 +36.36% 2
South West -34 2 £465 +56.30% 3
North East -38 2 £325 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 - 3
Southampton - 2 £251 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 - 3
Cheshire +4 1 - - 1
Leeds -1 1 - - 3
Scotland -5 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 5
Gloucester -11 1 £525 -
Surrey -14 1 £390 +21.87% 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 £525 -
Devon -20 1 £405 -
Wales -28 1 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £390 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 4

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (41.73%) Windows
2 35 (25.18%) Finance
3 34 (24.46%) SQL
4 31 (22.30%) Active Directory
5 29 (20.86%) Linux
6 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
7 26 (18.71%) Oracle
8 23 (16.55%) VMware
9 20 (14.39%) UNIX
10 18 (12.95%) ITIL
10 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (11.51%) Degree
12 15 (10.79%) Firewall
12 15 (10.79%) SAP
12 15 (10.79%) Cisco
12 15 (10.79%) LAN
12 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (10.79%) Windows 7
13 14 (10.07%) SAN
13 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.35%) WAN
15 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
16 11 (7.91%) Migration
16 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (7.91%) Juniper
17 10 (7.19%) XML
17 10 (7.19%) Symantec
17 10 (7.19%) Change Management
17 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.32%) IIS
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.88%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.88%) Apache
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.16%) AquaLogic
5 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) Documentum
6 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.44%) SAS
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.44%) Lync
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Project
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle iProcurement
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (2.88%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (2.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (2.16%) Cordys
8 3 (2.16%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (1.44%) SAP APO
9 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) Firewall
1 15 (10.79%) LAN
2 14 (10.07%) SAN
3 13 (9.35%) WAN
4 6 (4.32%) DNS
5 5 (3.60%) 3G
5 5 (3.60%) Internet
5 5 (3.60%) HTTP
5 5 (3.60%) VPN
5 5 (3.60%) SSL
6 4 (2.88%) DHCP
6 4 (2.88%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.16%) Broadband
7 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.72%) NAS
9 1 (0.72%) IMAP
9 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (2.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (2.88%) Cognos Metric Studio
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.16%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.72%) ZAP BI
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.72%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.16%) Lombardi
2 3 (2.16%) Subversion
3 2 (1.44%) PVCS
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (25.18%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.04%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.60%) Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Front Office
5 3 (2.16%) French Language
6 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) XML
2 5 (3.60%) HTML
2 5 (3.60%) .NET
3 4 (2.88%) J2EE
3 4 (2.88%) CSS
3 4 (2.88%) Struts
3 4 (2.88%) Web Services
3 4 (2.88%) Java EE
3 4 (2.88%) OSGi
4 2 (1.44%) XSLT
4 2 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.44%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.44%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.72%) Drools
5 1 (0.72%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) Spring
5 1 (0.72%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.32%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.88%) Statistics
6 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.44%) Replication
6 2 (1.44%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.44%) Clustering
6 2 (1.44%) Equities
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) FMCG
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) Informatics
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 58 (41.73%) Windows
2 29 (20.86%) Linux
3 20 (14.39%) UNIX
4 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (10.79%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.44%) Debian
9 2 (1.44%) Android
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.72%) AIX
10 1 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.95%) ITIL
2 11 (7.91%) Migration
3 10 (7.19%) Change Management
4 9 (6.47%) Workflow
5 8 (5.76%) ERP
6 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.32%) Service Management
8 5 (3.60%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.88%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.16%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.16%) BPMN
10 3 (2.16%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.16%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.16%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.16%) Automated Testing
10 3 (2.16%) Software Testing
10 3 (2.16%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) SQL
2 8 (5.76%) PL/SQL
2 8 (5.76%) Java
3 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.88%) Perl
4 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.16%) C#
5 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.16%) VB
6 2 (1.44%) ABAP
6 2 (1.44%) X++
6 2 (1.44%) Korn
6 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.72%) sed
7 1 (0.72%) R
7 1 (0.72%) VB6
7 1 (0.72%) AWK
7 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.72%) VBScript
7 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (11.51%) Degree
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.76%) MCITP
4 7 (5.04%) MCSE
5 6 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.60%) MCTS
7 4 (2.88%) CCIE
7 4 (2.88%) CCNP
7 4 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.88%) VCP5
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.16%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.16%) MCP
8 3 (2.16%) MCSA
9 2 (1.44%) CCNA
10 1 (0.72%) MCDST
10 1 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) SLA
2 6 (4.32%) QA
2 6 (4.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (22.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.16%) vSphere
6 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.72%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.72%) XenApp
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) SCCM
2 8 (5.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.60%) SCOM
3 5 (3.60%) DameWare
4 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.72%) SCSM
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.72%) WMI
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.71%) Oracle
3 23 (16.55%) VMware
4 15 (10.79%) SAP
4 15 (10.79%) Cisco
5 11 (7.91%) Juniper
6 10 (7.19%) Symantec
7 6 (4.32%) Cognos
7 6 (4.32%) Citrix
7 6 (4.32%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.32%) F5
8 5 (3.60%) Altiris
8 5 (3.60%) Reuters
8 5 (3.60%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.60%) JBoss
9 4 (2.88%) IBM
9 4 (2.88%) Informatica
9 4 (2.88%) Lotus
10 3 (2.16%) Pega
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