The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 573 549 559
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 80 114 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 40
Median daily rate £350 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +84.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £22.35 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.98 £41.15 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £31.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +84.05%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 77 £350 - 36
London -7 30 £353 -17.05% 9
South East +18 13 £300 +1.26% 8
North West +17 11 £363 +31.81% 1
Hampshire +8 7 £300 -21.05%
South West +5 6 £413 +17.85% 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £300 - 1
North East - 6 £300 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £300 - 1
City of London +4 4 £435 +74.00% 3
Wiltshire +5 3 £450 +38.46%
Berkshire +3 3 £338 -12.33% 4
Somerset +20 2 £375 -
East of England +8 2 £438 +45.83% 5
Surrey +7 2 £450 +89.47% 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £500 +122.22% 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 £438 +130.26% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -49 2 £450 +12.50% 2
Slough - 2 £338 -
Southampton +12 1 £288 -
Scotland +11 1 - -
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
Bath +5 1 £375 -
Oxford -10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -11 1 £325 +8.33%
Oxfordshire -11 1 - -
Nottingham -15 1 £325 +8.33%
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Lancashire - 1 £475 -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Support Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 53 (35.33%) SAP
2 35 (23.33%) Oracle
3 33 (22.00%) Windows
4 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
4 29 (19.33%) Finance
5 27 (18.00%) SQL
6 26 (17.33%) ITIL
7 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 18 (12.00%) Change Management
7 18 (12.00%) Linux
8 17 (11.33%) Windows Server
9 15 (10.00%) Unix
10 13 (8.67%) SharePoint
10 13 (8.67%) Java
10 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
10 13 (8.67%) DNS
10 13 (8.67%) Citrix
11 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (8.00%) DHCP
11 12 (8.00%) Active Directory
11 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (7.33%) Red Hat
12 11 (7.33%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (7.33%) SAP BW
12 11 (7.33%) Middleware
12 11 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.33%) SOA
12 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
12 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.00%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.00%) IIS
5 6 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.33%) Apache
8 2 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.33%) JBoss
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (5.33%) SAP MM
3 7 (4.67%) Documaker
3 7 (4.67%) SAP PP
3 7 (4.67%) SAP SD
4 6 (4.00%) SAP FI
5 5 (3.33%) SAP CO
5 5 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (2.67%) SAP HCM
6 4 (2.67%) SAP WM
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (2.00%) SAP ERP
7 3 (2.00%) SAP EWM
7 3 (2.00%) SAP MDM
7 3 (2.00%) SAP SRM
8 2 (1.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (1.33%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) AdSense
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.67%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) DNS
2 12 (8.00%) DHCP
3 7 (4.67%) Skype
4 6 (4.00%) Firewall
5 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.67%) Wireless
6 3 (2.00%) LAN
7 2 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.33%) Internet
7 2 (1.33%) LDAP
7 2 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.33%) SSL
7 2 (1.33%) WAAS
7 2 (1.33%) WAN
7 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.67%) IPv6
8 1 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.33%) SAP BW
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.00%) SQLPlus
6 4 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.00%) SAP BI
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.33%) DB2
8 2 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.67%) Big Data
9 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.67%) Informix
9 1 (0.67%) MaxDB
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.67%) Power BI
9 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.33%) LSMW
3 1 (0.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.67%) NWDI
3 1 (0.67%) NWDS
3 1 (0.67%) VisualVM
General
1 29 (19.33%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.33%) Advertising
5 6 (4.00%) Banking
5 6 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.33%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.67%) Electronics
7 4 (2.67%) Marketing
8 3 (2.00%) Retail
9 2 (1.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) Middleware
2 8 (5.33%) XML
3 7 (4.67%) CSS
3 7 (4.67%) Java EE
3 7 (4.67%) WebCenter
4 5 (3.33%) XSL
4 5 (3.33%) XSLT
5 4 (2.67%) .NET
5 4 (2.67%) EDI
6 2 (1.33%) HTML
6 2 (1.33%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.33%) SOAP
6 2 (1.33%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.67%) BAPI
7 1 (0.67%) COM+
7 1 (0.67%) J2EE
7 1 (0.67%) JSF
7 1 (0.67%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.67%) AS400
4 4 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.00%) Clustering
5 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.00%) FMCG
5 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.33%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.33%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.33%) DataPower
6 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.33%) iSeries
6 2 (1.33%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.33%) PKI
6 2 (1.33%) Tandem
6 2 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.00%) Windows
2 18 (12.00%) Linux
2 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (11.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.00%) Unix
5 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
8 7 (4.67%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (4.00%) Android
10 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.00%) Solaris
12 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.33%) ITIL
2 18 (12.00%) Change Management
3 11 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (7.33%) SOA
4 10 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 10 (6.67%) Logistics
4 10 (6.67%) Migration
5 9 (6.00%) ERP
6 8 (5.33%) OO
6 8 (5.33%) Project Management
7 7 (4.67%) AOP
7 7 (4.67%) Content Management
8 6 (4.00%) ERD
8 6 (4.00%) ETL
8 6 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.33%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.33%) CRM
9 5 (3.33%) Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (2.67%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.00%) SQL
2 13 (8.67%) Java
3 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.33%) ABAP
4 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.00%) Perl
5 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) Magik
7 1 (0.67%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) Degree
3 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) MCSE
5 3 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.00%) CCNA
5 3 (2.00%) CCNP
5 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.00%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CRISC
7 1 (0.67%) ISACA
7 1 (0.67%) MCSA
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.33%) GxP
4 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (2.00%) SCCM
2 3 (2.00%) SCOM
2 3 (2.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.33%) OpenView
3 2 (1.33%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (1.33%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.33%) SCSM
3 2 (1.33%) WSUS
3 2 (1.33%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 1 (0.67%) Opsview
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.67%) QRadar
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (35.33%) SAP
2 35 (23.33%) Oracle
3 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.67%) Citrix
5 11 (7.33%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.67%) VMware
7 8 (5.33%) Northgate
7 8 (5.33%) Siebel
8 6 (4.00%) IBM
9 5 (3.33%) Cisco
10 4 (2.67%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.00%) Apple
11 3 (2.00%) HP
12 2 (1.33%) DoubleClick
12 2 (1.33%) OpenText
12 2 (1.33%) Polycom
12 2 (1.33%) Radianz
12 2 (1.33%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
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