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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 489 453 469
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 88 108 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 31
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£365 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £254 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -44 82 £365 -5.19% 56
London +6 37 £400 -5.88% 20
South East -34 11 £413 -8.33% 14
West Midlands +8 10 £320 - 3
North West -10 7 £138 -50.00% 5
East of England -7 5 £375 +36.36% 1
City of London +8 4 £400 -13.51% 9
Midlands +7 3 £400 - 2
East Midlands +5 3 - - 3
Reading +4 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Berkshire -10 3 £425 -5.55% 4
South West -24 3 £275 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £138 - 1
Coventry - 3 £288 - 1
Birmingham -1 2 - -
Yorkshire -5 2 £90 -82.00% 6
West Yorkshire -5 2 £90 -82.00% 4
Leeds -6 2 £90 -82.00% 2
Manchester -11 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -14 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £375 - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 1 £375 +26.05%
Essex 0 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Nottingham -3 1 - - 1
Bristol -7 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 2
Hampshire -22 1 £425 +17.24% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £340 - 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 49 (28.99%) Windows
2 45 (26.63%) Oracle
3 39 (23.08%) SQL
4 38 (22.49%) Finance
5 37 (21.89%) SAP
6 33 (19.53%) Microsoft
7 32 (18.93%) ITIL
8 24 (14.20%) UNIX
9 23 (13.61%) Active Directory
9 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (13.02%) Linux
10 22 (13.02%) Java
11 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
12 19 (11.24%) MS Excel
12 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (10.65%) Change Management
14 17 (10.06%) .NET
15 16 (9.47%) PL/SQL
16 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
16 15 (8.88%) Windows 7
17 14 (8.28%) C#
18 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
18 13 (7.69%) VMware
18 13 (7.69%) DNS
18 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
18 13 (7.69%) Degree
19 12 (7.10%) SLA
20 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
20 11 (6.51%) Java EE

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (6.51%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) Apache
2 9 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.55%) IIS
4 5 (2.96%) Oracle BPEL
4 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.37%) Lync
5 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.37%) JBoss
6 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.78%) SAS
6 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.78%) AquaLogic
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.92%) MS Project
3 8 (4.73%) MS Office
4 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.14%) SAP QM
2 7 (4.14%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.55%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (3.55%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (3.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (2.96%) SAP SRM
4 5 (2.96%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.37%) SAP FI
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (2.37%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle ASCP
6 3 (1.78%) Cordys
6 3 (1.78%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (1.78%) Summit
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.78%) SAP SD
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.69%) DNS
2 7 (4.14%) SAN
2 7 (4.14%) Firewall
2 7 (4.14%) DHCP
3 5 (2.96%) LAN
3 5 (2.96%) WAN
4 4 (2.37%) Internet
5 3 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) VPN
6 2 (1.18%) POP3
6 2 (1.18%) SMTP
6 2 (1.18%) BGP
6 2 (1.18%) Wireless
6 2 (1.18%) IMAP
6 2 (1.18%) Network Security
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.59%) LDAP
7 1 (0.59%) NAS
7 1 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.73%) MySQL
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.37%) DB2
7 4 (2.37%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.78%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.78%) ZAP BI
8 3 (1.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.18%) SQLBase
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Lombardi
2 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) Firebug
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (22.49%) Finance
2 6 (3.55%) Front Office
2 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Law
4 3 (1.78%) Back Office
4 3 (1.78%) French Language
4 3 (1.78%) German Language
5 2 (1.18%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Automotive
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) .NET
2 11 (6.51%) Java EE
3 5 (2.96%) HTML
3 5 (2.96%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.96%) CSS
3 5 (2.96%) XML
3 5 (2.96%) SAP XI
4 4 (2.37%) Struts
4 4 (2.37%) Web Services
4 4 (2.37%) J2EE
4 4 (2.37%) OSGi
5 3 (1.78%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.18%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.59%) CSS3
7 1 (0.59%) WF
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.59%) jQuery
7 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.59%) HTML5
7 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.14%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.14%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.37%) NHS
5 4 (2.37%) GIS
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.78%) Equities
7 2 (1.18%) Statistics
7 2 (1.18%) Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.59%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.59%) DTV
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.59%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.99%) Windows
2 24 (14.20%) UNIX
3 22 (13.02%) Linux
4 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.88%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.33%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.18%) Debian
11 2 (1.18%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.59%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) Solaris
12 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.93%) ITIL
2 18 (10.65%) Change Management
3 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.92%) Migration
5 8 (4.73%) Workflow
6 7 (4.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.14%) Service Management
7 5 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.96%) ERP
7 5 (2.96%) Project Management
7 5 (2.96%) BPEL
7 5 (2.96%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.96%) Change Control
8 4 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.37%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (2.37%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.37%) SOA
8 4 (2.37%) CRM
9 3 (1.78%) ETL
9 3 (1.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.08%) SQL
2 22 (13.02%) Java
3 16 (9.47%) PL/SQL
4 14 (8.28%) C#
5 7 (4.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.96%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.37%) ABAP
8 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.78%) Perl
9 2 (1.18%) C
10 1 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.59%) COBOL
10 1 (0.59%) R
10 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.69%) Degree
3 11 (6.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.37%) CCNA
7 3 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.78%) MCTS
7 3 (1.78%) MCITP
7 3 (1.78%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.18%) MCSE
9 1 (0.59%) CCNP
9 1 (0.59%) MCDST
9 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) SLA
2 7 (4.14%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.37%) vSphere
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
4 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.59%) NFS
5 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) SCCM
2 3 (1.78%) SCOM
3 2 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.18%) Control-M
3 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.18%) WSUS
4 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.59%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (26.63%) Oracle
2 37 (21.89%) SAP
3 33 (19.53%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.69%) VMware
5 8 (4.73%) Citrix
6 5 (2.96%) Fidessa
6 5 (2.96%) Cisco
6 5 (2.96%) IBM
7 4 (2.37%) Cognos
7 4 (2.37%) HP
7 4 (2.37%) Cerner
7 4 (2.37%) Informatica
7 4 (2.37%) McAfee
7 4 (2.37%) ESRI
7 4 (2.37%) Murex
8 3 (1.78%) Pega
8 3 (1.78%) Metastorm
8 3 (1.78%) Open Text
8 3 (1.78%) Lotus
8 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
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