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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 504 509 487
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 89 90 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 41
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £466 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.25 -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 +4 83 £350 +9.37% 41
London +21 43 £350 -2.77% 11
South East -25 12 £325 +25.00% 13
South West +3 9 £263 -29.62% 2
City of London +23 6 £400 -5.88% 4
Surrey +1 6 £300 -36.84% 1
West Midlands -16 6 £388 +49.03% 2
Scotland -3 4 £275 -18.51% 2
North West -17 4 £138 -57.69% 3
Bristol - 4 £275 -
East Midlands +7 3 £383 - 1
Berkshire +6 3 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 5
Reading +7 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £300 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -5 2 £138 -60.71% 1
Edinburgh -7 2 £275 -11.29%
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
Woking - 2 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £383 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Midlands - 2 £400 -
East of England +14 1 £525 +156.09% 4
Warwickshire -1 1 £340 -
Glasgow -7 1 £275 -22.53% 2
Manchester -9 1 - - 3
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Northampton - 1 £340 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 47 (26.40%) Finance
2 44 (24.72%) SQL
3 42 (23.60%) ITIL
4 41 (23.03%) Oracle
5 39 (21.91%) Windows
6 33 (18.54%) SAP
6 33 (18.54%) Microsoft
7 29 (16.29%) Java
8 27 (15.17%) Security Cleared
9 24 (13.48%) PL/SQL
9 24 (13.48%) .NET
10 23 (12.92%) UNIX
11 22 (12.36%) MS Excel
11 22 (12.36%) C#
12 21 (11.80%) Active Directory
13 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (10.11%) DV Cleared
14 18 (10.11%) Oracle Database
14 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (10.11%) Change Management
15 17 (9.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (7.30%) Linux
18 12 (6.74%) Citrix
18 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
18 12 (6.74%) Data Structures
18 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (6.18%) VMware
19 11 (6.18%) Project Management
19 11 (6.18%) SQL Server

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.18%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.93%) Oracle BPEL
4 6 (3.37%) Confluence
4 6 (3.37%) JBoss
5 5 (2.81%) Apache
5 5 (2.81%) IIS
6 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.69%) Lync
7 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Project
2 10 (5.62%) MS Office
3 9 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Agresso
2 7 (3.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (3.37%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.81%) SAP MM
4 5 (2.81%) SAP SD
4 5 (2.81%) SAP QM
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (2.81%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (2.25%) SAP SRM
5 4 (2.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.25%) SAP CO
5 4 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (2.25%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle ASCP
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (1.69%) SAP BPC
7 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) PaaS
2 4 (2.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) DNS
2 5 (2.81%) Firewall
3 4 (2.25%) SAN
3 4 (2.25%) Internet
3 4 (2.25%) DHCP
4 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 2 (1.12%) POP3
5 2 (1.12%) SMTP
5 2 (1.12%) LAN
5 2 (1.12%) VPN
5 2 (1.12%) SSL
5 2 (1.12%) BGP
5 2 (1.12%) Wireless
5 2 (1.12%) IMAP
5 2 (1.12%) Network Security
6 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.56%) NAS
6 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.56%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.11%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (4.49%) MySQL
6 6 (3.37%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.12%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.56%) Siebel EIM
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.56%) Essbase
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) JIRA
2 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (26.40%) Finance
2 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) Billing
3 3 (1.69%) Automotive
3 3 (1.69%) Law
4 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.12%) Front Office
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Advertising
4 2 (1.12%) French Language
4 2 (1.12%) German Language
4 2 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Romanian Language
5 1 (0.56%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.48%) .NET
2 10 (5.62%) Java EE
3 5 (2.81%) SAP XI
4 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.69%) HTML
5 2 (1.12%) SAP TM
5 2 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.12%) COM+
5 2 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.56%) WF
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.74%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.81%) NHS
4 4 (2.25%) GIS
5 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.12%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Eurex
7 1 (0.56%) DTV
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.91%) Windows
2 23 (12.92%) UNIX
3 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (7.30%) Linux
6 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.12%) AIX
9 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.60%) ITIL
2 18 (10.11%) Change Management
3 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.18%) Project Management
5 10 (5.62%) Service Management
6 9 (5.06%) CRM
6 9 (5.06%) ERP
6 9 (5.06%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.49%) Workflow
7 8 (4.49%) Change Control
8 7 (3.93%) BPEL
8 7 (3.93%) Document Management
8 7 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.37%) Automated Testing
9 6 (3.37%) DevOps
9 6 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.81%) Time Management
10 5 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.81%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.72%) SQL
2 29 (16.29%) Java
3 24 (13.48%) PL/SQL
4 22 (12.36%) C#
5 9 (5.06%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.81%) ABAP
7 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.69%) VBScript
9 2 (1.12%) VB
9 2 (1.12%) C
9 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.12%) VB6
9 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 27 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.11%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.81%) MCTS
6 5 (2.81%) MCITP
6 5 (2.81%) Degree
6 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.69%) MCSE
8 2 (1.12%) CCNP
8 2 (1.12%) CCNA
8 2 (1.12%) CCA
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) GxP
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (11.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.81%) XenApp
3 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) XenServer
4 3 (1.69%) vSphere
5 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.56%) UAG
6 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) Puppet
1 6 (3.37%) SCCM
2 2 (1.12%) SCOM
2 2 (1.12%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.12%) WSUS
3 1 (0.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (23.03%) Oracle
2 33 (18.54%) SAP
2 33 (18.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.74%) Citrix
4 11 (6.18%) VMware
5 6 (3.37%) HP
5 6 (3.37%) Cisco
5 6 (3.37%) IBM
6 5 (2.81%) Cerner
7 4 (2.25%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.25%) Symantec
7 4 (2.25%) ESRI
7 4 (2.25%) Cognos
7 4 (2.25%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.25%) Murex
7 4 (2.25%) Juniper
8 3 (1.69%) Dell
8 3 (1.69%) Remedy
8 3 (1.69%) Reuters
8 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
e-Recruiter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago