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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 526 473 520
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 69 105 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 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 £178 £190 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -5.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
- +90.47%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
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 2002 2126 2663
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 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 -61 59 £325 +4.83% 46
London -5 25 £390 +20.00% 15
South East -15 10 £253 -15.83% 13
East Midlands +6 6 £425 +11.11% 1
North West +3 5 £175 -56.25% 6
Manchester -3 4 £175 - 4
Hampshire -5 4 £250 - 6
North East -16 4 £300 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 - 3
Scotland -15 3 - - 1
City of London +24 2 £338 +3.84% 3
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 3
Southampton -6 2 £251 - 3
Surrey -9 2 £390 +25.80% 3
South West -38 2 £465 +69.09%
West Yorkshire +10 1 - - 2
Leeds +8 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Cheshire -3 1 - - 1
Devon -12 1 £405 +54.28%
West Midlands -25 1 £300 -7.69%
East of England -30 1 £190 +26.66% 5
Wales - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £390 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 £190 - 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 51 (35.92%) Windows
2 36 (25.35%) SQL
2 36 (25.35%) Finance
3 30 (21.13%) Active Directory
4 29 (20.42%) Linux
5 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
6 23 (16.20%) Oracle
7 21 (14.79%) VMware
8 20 (14.08%) UNIX
9 19 (13.38%) Cisco
10 17 (11.97%) ITIL
10 17 (11.97%) SAP
10 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (10.56%) Firewall
12 15 (10.56%) LAN
13 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (9.15%) WAN
14 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
15 12 (8.45%) Degree
15 12 (8.45%) Telecoms
16 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (7.75%) Juniper
16 11 (7.75%) SAN
17 10 (7.04%) Symantec
17 10 (7.04%) PL/SQL
17 10 (7.04%) Migration
17 10 (7.04%) Hyper-V
17 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
18 9 (6.34%) SCCM

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.11%) Documentum
4 3 (2.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.41%) SAS
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) Lync
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (2.82%) SAP FI
6 4 (2.82%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (2.11%) SAP CO
7 3 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (1.41%) SAP APO
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) Firewall
1 15 (10.56%) LAN
2 13 (9.15%) WAN
3 11 (7.75%) SAN
4 5 (3.52%) VPN
4 5 (3.52%) SSL
4 5 (3.52%) HTTP
4 5 (3.52%) 3G
5 4 (2.82%) Internet
5 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.82%) DNS
5 4 (2.82%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.11%) Broadband
7 2 (1.41%) DHCP
7 2 (1.41%) VLAN
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.70%) Multicast
8 1 (0.70%) Network Security
8 1 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (2.82%) Cognos Metric Studio
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.70%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.70%) DTS
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.70%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.11%) Subversion
3 2 (1.41%) PVCS
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) MSI
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (25.35%) Finance
2 12 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.93%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 5 (3.52%) Front Office
5 3 (2.11%) French Language
5 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 2 (1.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) XML
2 3 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (1.41%) XSLT
3 2 (1.41%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.70%) Drools
4 1 (0.70%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.70%) XMPP
4 1 (0.70%) Spring
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.70%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.70%) BAPI
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) COM+
4 1 (0.70%) DCOM
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.63%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.23%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.11%) Statistics
4 3 (2.11%) Equities
5 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.41%) Replication
5 2 (1.41%) Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.70%) Informatics
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) IVR
6 1 (0.70%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.92%) Windows
2 29 (20.42%) Linux
3 20 (14.08%) UNIX
4 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.11%) Solaris
9 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.41%) AIX
10 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.70%) Android
11 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.70%) HPUX
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.97%) ITIL
2 10 (7.04%) Migration
3 9 (6.34%) Workflow
4 7 (4.93%) Service Management
4 7 (4.93%) ERP
5 6 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.52%) ITIL V3
6 5 (3.52%) Change Management
7 4 (2.82%) CRM
7 4 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.11%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (2.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (2.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.11%) Project Management
9 2 (1.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.35%) SQL
2 10 (7.04%) PL/SQL
3 7 (4.93%) Perl
4 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.82%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) VB
6 3 (2.11%) Java
6 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.41%) Korn
7 2 (1.41%) X++
7 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) sed
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) VB6
8 1 (0.70%) AWK
8 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.70%) ABAP
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Degree
2 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.63%) MCITP
4 7 (4.93%) MCSE
5 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.52%) MCTS
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.52%) CCIE
5 5 (3.52%) CCNP
6 4 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.82%) VCP5
7 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 3 (2.11%) MCSA
8 2 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) CCA
9 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.82%) SLA
3 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 30 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.93%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.41%) XenApp
6 2 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.70%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) SCCM
2 8 (5.63%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.52%) DameWare
4 4 (2.82%) SCOM
5 2 (1.41%) Puppet
5 2 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.70%) SCSM
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.70%) WMI
6 1 (0.70%) WSUS
6 1 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.20%) Oracle
3 21 (14.79%) VMware
4 19 (13.38%) Cisco
5 17 (11.97%) SAP
6 11 (7.75%) Juniper
7 10 (7.04%) Symantec
8 7 (4.93%) Citrix
9 5 (3.52%) F5
9 5 (3.52%) Altiris
9 5 (3.52%) Cognos
9 5 (3.52%) Reuters
9 5 (3.52%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.82%) Murex
11 3 (2.11%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.11%) Informatica
11 3 (2.11%) Lotus
11 3 (2.11%) Sophos
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