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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
UK
Rank 540 551 497
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 46 71 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 75
Median daily rate £325 £381 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £319 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.25 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 - £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.05 - £81.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - £17.50

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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2017.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Consultant
Top 22 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 19 February 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 +31 42 £325 -14.75% 27
London +13 13 £325 -23.52% 9
South East +8 5 £425 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +2 5 £300 -14.28% 3
North East -5 5 £290 -38.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £290 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £290 -
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £300 -33.33% 1
Nottingham +4 4 £300 -33.33% 1
Hampshire +10 3 £400 +29.34% 1
East of England +10 3 £400 +50.94% 3
Essex - 3 £400 -
Scotland +28 2 £225 +50.00% 1
South West +7 2 £353 +17.50% 1
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +13 1 £525 +23.52% 1
Bristol +12 1 £360 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +7 1 £370 -10.30% 3
City of London +5 1 - - 4
Middlesex - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £225 -
Stirling - 1 - -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 34 (32.69%) Finance
2 30 (28.85%) SAP
3 19 (18.27%) Oracle
4 18 (17.31%) Windows
5 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.50%) ITIL
7 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 13 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
9 10 (9.62%) SAP FI
9 10 (9.62%) SAP CO
9 10 (9.62%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (8.65%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (8.65%) IBM
10 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (8.65%) Unix
10 9 (8.65%) Linux
10 9 (8.65%) MCSE
10 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
11 8 (7.69%) DHCP
11 8 (7.69%) DNS
11 8 (7.69%) SQL
11 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
11 8 (7.69%) Change Management
11 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V

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 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (6.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (6.73%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.77%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.88%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.92%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Office
2 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (9.62%) SAP CO
1 10 (9.62%) SAP FI
1 10 (9.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (4.81%) SAP SD
4 5 (4.81%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (2.88%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (2.88%) SAP EWM
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.92%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.92%) SAP HCM
6 2 (1.92%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.92%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) DHCP
1 8 (7.69%) DNS
2 7 (6.73%) Skype
3 6 (5.77%) 3G
3 6 (5.77%) SSL
4 4 (3.85%) 4G
4 4 (3.85%) GSM
4 4 (3.85%) LTE
4 4 (3.85%) UMTS
5 3 (2.88%) Firewall
5 3 (2.88%) HTTP
5 3 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.88%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) LAN
6 2 (1.92%) SMTP
6 2 (1.92%) VoIP
6 2 (1.92%) WAN
7 1 (0.96%) FTP
7 1 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) DTS
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.96%) PVCS
1 1 (0.96%) Subversion
1 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (32.69%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Advertising
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Billing
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) EDI
2 3 (2.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.96%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) J2EE
3 1 (0.96%) jQuery
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.96%) REST
3 1 (0.96%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.96%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.73%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.96%) AS400
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.96%) Equities
5 1 (0.96%) Fintech
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Tandem
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 13 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 9 (8.65%) Unix
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.77%) Android
5 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.85%) AIX
6 4 (3.85%) Solaris
7 3 (2.88%) OS/390
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) ITIL
2 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.69%) Change Management
3 7 (6.73%) Logistics
3 7 (6.73%) SOA
4 6 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (5.77%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (4.81%) High Availability
6 4 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.88%) Data Management
7 3 (2.88%) ERP
7 3 (2.88%) Patch Management
7 3 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.88%) Project Management
7 3 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.92%) E-business
8 2 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) VBA
3 2 (1.92%) C
3 2 (1.92%) C#
3 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) ABAP
4 1 (0.96%) C++
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) MCSE
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.88%) CCA
4 3 (2.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) CCNA
5 1 (0.96%) CCNP
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) CISSP
5 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.96%) MCP
5 1 (0.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) SANS
5 1 (0.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) DameWare
2 1 (0.96%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) QRadar
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) SAP
2 19 (18.27%) Oracle
3 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.65%) IBM
5 6 (5.77%) Trend Micro
6 5 (4.81%) Workday
7 4 (3.85%) Citrix
7 4 (3.85%) VMware
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco
8 3 (2.88%) Cognos
9 2 (1.92%) Altiris
9 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.92%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.92%) Reuters
9 2 (1.92%) Splunk
10 1 (0.96%) F5
10 1 (0.96%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.96%) Yardi
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