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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 539 506 461
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 55 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 48
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £247 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
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 £250 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -27 51 £300 -7.69% 49
London 0 17 £275 -32.51% 11
South East -12 13 £300 -25.00% 10
East of England +7 6 £475 +69.64% 3
Surrey +1 6 £300 -25.00% 3
South West -2 6 £350 -4.37% 1
City of London +10 4 £275 -40.54% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £400 +26.98%
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridge +3 2 £400 +26.98%
Hertfordshire -5 2 £475 +93.87% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 2 - -
West Midlands -10 2 £650 +150.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -11 2 - -
North East -12 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £363 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 - - 5
Hampshire - 2 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Devon - 2 £350 -
St Albans - 2 £475 -
Woking - 2 £250 -
Worcester +7 1 £650 +103.12% 1
Worcestershire +3 1 £650 +103.12% 2
Berkshire +1 1 £275 -37.14% 2
Manchester -17 1 - - 6
North West -25 1 - - 11
Leicestershire - 1 £300 - 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 39 (25.00%) Finance
1 39 (25.00%) SQL
2 36 (23.08%) ITIL
3 30 (19.23%) Oracle
4 27 (17.31%) Java
5 26 (16.67%) Windows
5 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared
7 24 (15.38%) SAP
8 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 17 (10.90%) UNIX
10 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (9.62%) PL/SQL
11 15 (9.62%) C#
11 15 (9.62%) .NET
11 15 (9.62%) Change Management
12 14 (8.97%) Linux
13 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
13 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
13 13 (8.33%) DV Cleared
14 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (7.05%) Oracle Database
14 11 (7.05%) Project Management
15 10 (6.41%) Agresso
15 10 (6.41%) Citrix
15 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
15 10 (6.41%) CRM
15 10 (6.41%) Service Management
15 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (5.77%) Incident Management

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 9 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.85%) JBoss
3 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.85%) Confluence
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle BPEL
4 5 (3.21%) IIS
5 4 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.28%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.28%) Lync
7 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.64%) WordPress
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.77%) MS Office
3 8 (5.13%) MS Project
4 7 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Agresso
2 7 (4.49%) SAP MM
3 6 (3.85%) SAP FI
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.56%) SAP CO
5 4 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (2.56%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (1.92%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.92%) SAP SD
7 2 (1.28%) SAP PS
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.28%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (1.28%) Sage 200
7 2 (1.28%) ResourceLink
7 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.28%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.64%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) PaaS
2 4 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) DNS
2 3 (1.92%) Firewall
2 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.92%) LDAP
2 3 (1.92%) Internet
3 2 (1.28%) SAN
3 2 (1.28%) SSL
3 2 (1.28%) DHCP
3 2 (1.28%) WAN
3 2 (1.28%) POP3
3 2 (1.28%) SMTP
3 2 (1.28%) IMAP
4 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.64%) OpenScape
4 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.64%) PABX
4 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.05%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (3.85%) MySQL
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.56%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.28%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.64%) Essbase
7 1 (0.64%) Siebel EIM
7 1 (0.64%) DTS
7 1 (0.64%) MS Access
7 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.28%) Ant
2 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 39 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (1.92%) Billing
2 3 (1.92%) Law
2 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.28%) Advertising
3 2 (1.28%) Front Office
3 2 (1.28%) Back Office
3 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Danish Language
4 1 (0.64%) French Language
4 1 (0.64%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (0.64%) Swedish Language
4 1 (0.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Military
4 1 (0.64%) Electronics
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.62%) .NET
2 8 (5.13%) Java EE
3 3 (1.92%) HTML
4 2 (1.28%) J2EE
4 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.28%) COM+
4 2 (1.28%) SOAP
4 2 (1.28%) Web Services
4 2 (1.28%) XML
4 2 (1.28%) SAP XI
4 2 (1.28%) SAP TM
4 2 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.56%) NHS
4 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.28%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.28%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.64%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.64%) FMCG
6 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) Eurex
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) UNIX
3 14 (8.97%) Linux
4 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.21%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.21%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
9 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.08%) ITIL
2 15 (9.62%) Change Management
3 11 (7.05%) Project Management
4 10 (6.41%) CRM
4 10 (6.41%) Service Management
5 9 (5.77%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.13%) ERP
6 8 (5.13%) Workflow
7 7 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.85%) Document Management
8 6 (3.85%) Automated Testing
8 6 (3.85%) DevOps
8 6 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.21%) Time Management
9 5 (3.21%) BPEL
9 5 (3.21%) Change Control
9 5 (3.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) SQL
2 27 (17.31%) Java
3 15 (9.62%) PL/SQL
3 15 (9.62%) C#
4 7 (4.49%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.21%) ABAP
6 5 (3.21%) C
7 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.92%) VBScript
8 2 (1.28%) VB
8 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.28%) VB6
8 2 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.64%) X++
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) C++
9 1 (0.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.56%) MCTS
5 4 (2.56%) MCITP
6 3 (1.92%) MCSE
7 2 (1.28%) CCA
7 2 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.28%) CISSP
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.28%) Degree
8 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.56%) XenApp
3 4 (2.56%) vSphere
3 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) XenServer
5 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.64%) UAG
6 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.64%) NFS
6 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) Puppet
2 4 (2.56%) SCCM
3 3 (1.92%) SCOM
4 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.28%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 30 (19.23%) Oracle
2 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (15.38%) SAP
4 10 (6.41%) Citrix
5 8 (5.13%) IBM
6 7 (4.49%) VMware
6 7 (4.49%) HP
7 6 (3.85%) Cognos
8 4 (2.56%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.56%) Cerner
8 4 (2.56%) Cisco
8 4 (2.56%) Murex
8 4 (2.56%) Dell
8 4 (2.56%) Symantec
9 3 (1.92%) F5
9 3 (1.92%) Reuters
9 3 (1.92%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.28%) Remedy
10 2 (1.28%) McAfee
10 2 (1.28%) Fidessa
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