The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
UK
Rank 555 538 493
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 45 80 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 58
Median daily rate £325 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £351 £370
% change year-on-year
-4.62% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -32.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £15.00 £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -22.60%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Consultant
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
England -6 42 £325 -13.33% 24
London +1 12 £313 -19.35% 6
South East +11 9 £400 - 4
East of England +11 6 £400 +66.66% 4
East Midlands +8 6 £300 - 1
Essex +6 5 £400 +66.66% 1
North East -13 5 £290 -38.94% 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £290 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £290 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £300 -
Hampshire +9 3 £383 +25.00%
City of London -15 3 £375 - 2
Surrey +21 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Basildon - 2 £250 -
Scotland +24 1 £270 +80.00% 1
Southampton +6 1 £400 +28.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - - 1
South West +2 1 £345 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire 0 1 £475 - 2
Berkshire -1 1 £525 +16.66%
West Midlands -3 1 £370 -10.30% 2
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £270 -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 34 (29.82%) SAP
3 21 (18.42%) Windows
4 20 (17.54%) Oracle
4 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
6 15 (13.16%) ITIL
7 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
8 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
8 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
9 12 (10.53%) SQL
10 11 (9.65%) DHCP
10 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (9.65%) DNS
10 11 (9.65%) Logistics
10 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
10 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (9.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (8.77%) Apple iOS
11 10 (8.77%) Change Management
11 10 (8.77%) Unit4 Business World
11 10 (8.77%) SAP FI
11 10 (8.77%) Blackberry
11 10 (8.77%) MCSE
12 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
12 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (7.89%) SAP CO
12 9 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.02%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.63%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) IIS
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Office
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) SAP FI
1 10 (8.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (7.89%) SAP CO
2 9 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (7.02%) SAP SD
4 5 (4.39%) SAP MM
5 3 (2.63%) SAP EWM
6 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (1.75%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.75%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.88%) HFM
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) DHCP
1 11 (9.65%) DNS
2 9 (7.89%) Skype
3 6 (5.26%) 3G
3 6 (5.26%) SSL
4 4 (3.51%) 4G
4 4 (3.51%) GSM
4 4 (3.51%) LTE
4 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.51%) UMTS
5 3 (2.63%) Firewall
5 3 (2.63%) HTTP
5 3 (2.63%) VPN
6 2 (1.75%) LAN
6 2 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.75%) SMTP
6 2 (1.75%) WAN
6 2 (1.75%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) DTS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) LSMW
2 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.88%) PVCS
2 1 (0.88%) Subversion
2 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
2 7 (6.14%) Financial Institution
2 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.39%) Advertising
4 3 (2.63%) Billing
4 3 (2.63%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Middleware
2 3 (2.63%) EDI
2 3 (2.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.88%) BAPI
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) J2EE
4 1 (0.88%) jQuery
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.02%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.63%) AS400
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) iSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.77%) Apple iOS
5 9 (7.89%) Android
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.02%) Linux
6 8 (7.02%) Unix
7 5 (4.39%) Solaris
8 4 (3.51%) AIX
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) OS/390
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.16%) ITIL
2 11 (9.65%) Logistics
3 10 (8.77%) Change Management
4 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.02%) SOA
5 7 (6.14%) ERP
5 7 (6.14%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.14%) Migration
5 7 (6.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (4.39%) Content Management
6 5 (4.39%) ETL
6 5 (4.39%) High Availability
6 5 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.51%) CRM
7 4 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.51%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.51%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (3.51%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.63%) Data Mapping
8 3 (2.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.63%) VBA
3 2 (1.75%) ABAP
3 2 (1.75%) C
3 2 (1.75%) C#
3 2 (1.75%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.88%) C++
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) MCSE
4 4 (3.51%) Degree
5 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.63%) CCA
5 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) CCNP
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
7 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.88%) MCP
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) SANS
7 1 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.75%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) DameWare
2 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.88%) QRadar
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 34 (29.82%) SAP
2 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.54%) Oracle
3 8 (7.02%) IBM
3 8 (7.02%) Trend Micro
4 5 (4.39%) Cisco
4 5 (4.39%) Citrix
5 3 (2.63%) VMware
6 2 (1.75%) Altiris
6 2 (1.75%) Apple
6 2 (1.75%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.75%) NetCracker
6 2 (1.75%) Reuters
6 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.75%) Workday
7 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.88%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.88%) Meraki
7 1 (0.88%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) Yardi
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