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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 541 483 446
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 78 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 71 57
Average daily rate £400 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -42 68 £400 +2.89% 47
London -35 21 £400 - 11
South East +1 17 £400 -5.88% 20
North West -12 14 £188 -48.63% 9
Manchester -8 12 £188 -48.63% 4
Berkshire +4 8 £450 +2.85% 5
South West +2 6 £460 +104.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £211 -29.58%
Reading -12 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Exeter - 4 £285 - 1
Devon - 4 £285 - 1
City of London +37 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Milton Keynes +9 3 £211 -29.58%
Hampshire +6 3 £309 -27.23% 1
Coventry -2 3 £413 +43.47%
East Midlands -5 3 - - 2
West Midlands -22 3 £413 +25.00%
Cheshire -6 2 £425 +209.09% 5
Scotland -8 2 £150 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
Derby - 2 - -
East of England -4 1 £240 -36.00% 2
Essex -5 1 £240 - 1
Surrey -5 1 £375 +4.16% 3
Warrington - 1 £425 - 1
Southampton - 1 £313 - 1
Hook - 1 £306 -
Leicestershire - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (17.44%) SQL
1 30 (17.44%) Windows
1 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.28%) Oracle
3 27 (15.70%) Finance
4 25 (14.53%) SAP
5 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
6 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
7 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
7 18 (10.47%) MS Excel
7 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
8 16 (9.30%) ITIL
9 14 (8.14%) Linux
9 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
10 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2
10 13 (7.56%) Project Management
11 12 (6.98%) VMware
12 11 (6.40%) Migration
12 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (5.81%) MS Office
13 10 (5.81%) MS Visio
14 9 (5.23%) .NET
14 9 (5.23%) Thin Client
14 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.23%) Citrix
14 9 (5.23%) Change Management
14 9 (5.23%) Firewall
14 9 (5.23%) Fat Client

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.07%) Confluence
3 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.74%) IIS
5 3 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.81%) MS Office
2 10 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (5.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
3 1 (0.58%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.74%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.74%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.74%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.74%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.16%) HFM
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.16%) Primavera
5 2 (1.16%) SAP EWM
5 2 (1.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) Firewall
2 8 (4.65%) LAN
3 7 (4.07%) WAN
4 5 (2.91%) DNS
5 4 (2.33%) Internet
6 3 (1.74%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (1.74%) DHCP
6 3 (1.74%) Network Security
6 3 (1.74%) SAN
6 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.16%) BGP
7 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.16%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.16%) MPLS
7 2 (1.16%) OSPF
7 2 (1.16%) SMTP
7 2 (1.16%) VPN
7 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.49%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Big Data
7 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.58%) Informix
8 1 (0.58%) MySQL
8 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) JIRA
2 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 27 (15.70%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Advertising
3 4 (2.33%) Back Office
3 4 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.16%) German Language
4 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Automotive
5 1 (0.58%) French Language
5 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Military
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) .NET
2 4 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.33%) ODBC
2 4 (2.33%) XML
3 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.74%) jQuery
3 3 (1.74%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.58%) CSS
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) JMS
5 1 (0.58%) JSP
5 1 (0.58%) OSGi
5 1 (0.58%) REST
5 1 (0.58%) WCF
5 1 (0.58%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.23%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.91%) AS400
4 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.91%) iSeries
5 4 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.16%) Clustering
7 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.58%) EMV
8 1 (0.58%) EPoS
8 1 (0.58%) Equities
8 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.58%) Handset
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.44%) Windows
2 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.14%) Linux
4 8 (4.65%) Unix
5 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.74%) AIX
8 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.58%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.30%) ITIL
2 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2
2 13 (7.56%) Project Management
3 11 (6.40%) Migration
4 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.23%) Change Management
6 8 (4.65%) ERP
6 8 (4.65%) SDLC
6 8 (4.65%) Service Management
7 7 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.49%) CRM
8 6 (3.49%) Data Migration
8 6 (3.49%) ITSM
8 6 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.49%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.49%) SOA
9 5 (2.91%) Data Protection
9 5 (2.91%) System Testing
9 5 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.44%) SQL
2 6 (3.49%) C#
2 6 (3.49%) Java
2 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.33%) RPG
3 4 (2.33%) VB
4 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.16%) Perl
5 2 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.07%) Degree
4 7 (4.07%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.74%) CCNA
7 3 (1.74%) CCNP
7 3 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.74%) MCSE
8 2 (1.16%) CISSP
8 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) MCITP
9 1 (0.58%) CCEE
9 1 (0.58%) MCTS
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.91%) XenApp
3 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.74%) vSphere
4 3 (1.74%) XenServer
5 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.58%) SRDF
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.58%) UAG
5 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) SCCM
2 3 (1.74%) SCOM
3 2 (1.16%) WSUS
4 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.28%) Oracle
3 25 (14.53%) SAP
4 12 (6.98%) VMware
5 9 (5.23%) Citrix
6 6 (3.49%) Cisco
6 6 (3.49%) Siebel
7 5 (2.91%) EMC
7 5 (2.91%) IBM
7 5 (2.91%) Veritas
7 5 (2.91%) webMethods
8 4 (2.33%) Infor
8 4 (2.33%) MAPICS
9 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.74%) Remedy
9 3 (1.74%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.74%) Wyse
10 2 (1.16%) Dell
10 2 (1.16%) F5
10 2 (1.16%) Hyperion
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