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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 526 477 505
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 68 97 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 29
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£325 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £178 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £15.72 £20.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £31.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -46.66%

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
51362 49034 53672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.96% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31151 29189 30159
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1988 2132 2622
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -38 58 £325 +1.56% 47
London -21 22 £388 +19.23% 18
South East -25 9 £251 -14.46% 6
East Midlands +3 6 £425 +11.11%
North West -6 5 £175 -56.25% 8
Manchester -4 4 £175 - 4
Hampshire -7 4 £250 - 3
North East -15 4 £300 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 - 3
Scotland -11 3 - - 1
East of England -19 3 £275 +83.33% 6
City of London +22 2 £550 +69.23% 5
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £300 +100.00% 3
Southampton -6 2 £251 - 1
Surrey -13 2 £390 +25.80% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £300 -7.69% 1
South West -39 2 £465 +69.09% 1
Birmingham - 2 £300 -
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Devon -17 1 £405 +47.27%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £390 -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 £190 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £130 - 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 52 (35.86%) Windows
2 38 (26.21%) SQL
3 35 (24.14%) Finance
4 32 (22.07%) Active Directory
5 31 (21.38%) Linux
6 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
7 26 (17.93%) Oracle
8 23 (15.86%) VMware
9 20 (13.79%) UNIX
10 19 (13.10%) Cisco
11 18 (12.41%) ITIL
11 18 (12.41%) SAP
12 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (11.03%) Firewall
14 14 (9.66%) SAN
14 14 (9.66%) LAN
15 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
16 12 (8.28%) Degree
16 12 (8.28%) WAN
16 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
17 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (7.59%) Juniper
17 11 (7.59%) MS Exchange
17 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
18 10 (6.90%) PL/SQL
18 10 (6.90%) Symantec
18 10 (6.90%) Migration
18 10 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.07%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.07%) Documentum
5 2 (1.38%) SAS
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.38%) IIS
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Lync
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Project
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (2.76%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (2.76%) SAP FI
6 4 (2.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (2.07%) SAP CO
7 3 (2.07%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (1.38%) Summit
8 2 (1.38%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) Firewall
2 14 (9.66%) SAN
2 14 (9.66%) LAN
3 12 (8.28%) WAN
4 6 (4.14%) DNS
5 5 (3.45%) VPN
5 5 (3.45%) SSL
5 5 (3.45%) HTTP
5 5 (3.45%) 3G
6 4 (2.76%) BIG-IP
6 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.76%) DHCP
6 4 (2.76%) Internet
7 3 (2.07%) Broadband
8 2 (1.38%) VLAN
8 2 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.69%) NAS
9 1 (0.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (2.76%) Cognos Metric Studio
4 4 (2.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.69%) DTS
7 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.69%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.07%) Subversion
3 2 (1.38%) PVCS
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 35 (24.14%) Finance
2 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.83%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.45%) Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Front Office
5 3 (2.07%) French Language
5 3 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.38%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) XML
2 3 (2.07%) .NET
3 2 (1.38%) XSLT
3 2 (1.38%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.69%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.69%) Drools
4 1 (0.69%) XMPP
4 1 (0.69%) Spring
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) COM+
4 1 (0.69%) DCOM
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.69%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.69%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.14%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.76%) Statistics
5 2 (1.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.38%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.38%) Clustering
5 2 (1.38%) Equities
5 2 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) Derivative
6 1 (0.69%) Informatics
6 1 (0.69%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.86%) Windows
2 31 (21.38%) Linux
3 20 (13.79%) UNIX
4 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.52%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.07%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.38%) Debian
10 2 (1.38%) Solaris
10 2 (1.38%) AIX
10 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.41%) ITIL
2 10 (6.90%) Migration
3 9 (6.21%) Workflow
4 7 (4.83%) ERP
4 7 (4.83%) Change Management
4 7 (4.83%) Service Management
5 6 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.14%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.45%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.76%) CRM
8 3 (2.07%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (2.07%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.07%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.07%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.07%) Software Testing
8 3 (2.07%) Project Management
9 2 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.38%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.38%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.21%) SQL
2 10 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.14%) Perl
4 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.76%) C#
6 3 (2.07%) VB
6 3 (2.07%) Java
6 3 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.38%) Korn
7 2 (1.38%) X++
7 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) sed
8 1 (0.69%) R
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) ABAP
8 1 (0.69%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) VB6
8 1 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) Degree
2 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.52%) MCITP
4 7 (4.83%) MCSE
4 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.45%) MCTS
5 5 (3.45%) CCIE
5 5 (3.45%) CCNP
6 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.76%) VCP5
7 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.07%) MCP
7 3 (2.07%) MCSA
8 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.38%) CCNA
8 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) QA
System Software
1 32 (22.07%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.83%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.07%) vSphere
5 3 (2.07%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.38%) XenApp
6 2 (1.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.69%) NFS
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) SCCM
2 8 (5.52%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.45%) DameWare
4 4 (2.76%) SCOM
5 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.38%) Puppet
5 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.69%) SCSM
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.69%) WMI
6 1 (0.69%) WSUS
6 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.93%) Oracle
3 23 (15.86%) VMware
4 19 (13.10%) Cisco
5 18 (12.41%) SAP
6 11 (7.59%) Juniper
7 10 (6.90%) Symantec
8 7 (4.83%) Citrix
9 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.14%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.14%) Cognos
9 6 (4.14%) F5
10 5 (3.45%) Reuters
10 5 (3.45%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.45%) Altiris
11 4 (2.76%) HP
11 4 (2.76%) Murex
11 4 (2.76%) Informatica
12 3 (2.07%) Lotus
12 3 (2.07%) Sophos
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