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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 572 570 530
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 74 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 52
Median daily rate £375 £340 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £33.97 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.07% +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 +1 60 £375 +8.69% 34
South East +2 17 £425 +30.76% 10
London -1 17 £388 +24.00% 12
Berkshire -3 8 £450 +5.88% 2
East of England +7 6 £325 -31.57% 4
Hampshire +5 5 £400 - 2
South West -7 5 £325 -
Scotland - 5 £360 - 2
North West +4 4 £319 - 2
North East -37 4 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 4 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -47 4 £300 -
Reading - 4 £425 -
City of London +39 3 £475 +58.33% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 - -
Leeds +8 3 - -
West Yorkshire +5 3 - -
Manchester -6 3 £288 - 2
Surrey -10 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
East Midlands +9 2 £338 -0.73% 3
Essex -1 2 £175 -66.66% 1
Norfolk - 2 £325 -
Glasgow - 2 £330 -
Salisbury - 2 £325 -
Derbyshire +13 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +10 1 £413 -13.15% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 36 (23.68%) Windows
1 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.71%) Oracle
3 30 (19.74%) Finance
4 28 (18.42%) SQL
5 25 (16.45%) SAP
6 24 (15.79%) Linux
7 20 (13.16%) Unix
7 20 (13.16%) ITIL
8 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
8 17 (11.18%) Windows Server
9 16 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.87%) Active Directory
10 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
11 14 (9.21%) Banking
11 14 (9.21%) Migration
11 14 (9.21%) SQL Server
11 14 (9.21%) DNS
12 13 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.89%) Citrix
13 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (7.89%) Red Hat
13 12 (7.89%) Change Management
14 11 (7.24%) Cisco
14 11 (7.24%) Oracle Database
14 11 (7.24%) Data Centre
15 10 (6.58%) MS Exchange
15 10 (6.58%) Java
15 10 (6.58%) SharePoint

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 10 (6.58%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.61%) Confluence
3 6 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.29%) IIS
5 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.63%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.32%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) JBoss
8 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.66%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.66%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.95%) MS Office
5 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.66%) MS Project
5 1 (0.66%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Cognos Controller
1 4 (2.63%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.97%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.32%) Documaker
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (1.32%) Primavera
3 2 (1.32%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.32%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.32%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.32%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.32%) SAP WM
3 2 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.66%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.66%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.95%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) AdSense
3 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.66%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) DNS
2 10 (6.58%) Firewall
3 7 (4.61%) DHCP
4 6 (3.95%) LAN
5 5 (3.29%) SSH
6 4 (2.63%) Internet
6 4 (2.63%) LDAP
6 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.63%) WAN
7 3 (1.97%) IPsec
7 3 (1.97%) Network Security
7 3 (1.97%) VPN
7 3 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.97%) Wireless
8 2 (1.32%) HTTP
8 2 (1.32%) IPv6
8 2 (1.32%) PBX
8 2 (1.32%) PSTN
8 2 (1.32%) SSL
8 2 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.24%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
5 4 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.63%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.32%) DB2
7 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.66%) NWDI
2 1 (0.66%) NWDS
2 1 (0.66%) VisualVM
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 14 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.97%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Advertising
5 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) German Language
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Military
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) XML
2 5 (3.29%) .NET
2 5 (3.29%) Middleware
3 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.97%) jQuery
4 2 (1.32%) CSS
4 2 (1.32%) HTML
4 2 (1.32%) Java EE
4 2 (1.32%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.66%) ADO
5 1 (0.66%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.66%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.66%) COM+
5 1 (0.66%) EDI
5 1 (0.66%) J2EE
5 1 (0.66%) JDBC
5 1 (0.66%) JSP
5 1 (0.66%) ODBC
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Derivative
4 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.63%) Clustering
5 4 (2.63%) Equities
5 4 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.97%) PKI
7 2 (1.32%) AS400
7 2 (1.32%) DataPower
7 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.32%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.68%) Windows
2 24 (15.79%) Linux
3 20 (13.16%) Unix
4 17 (11.18%) Windows Server
5 13 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.97%) AIX
10 3 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.97%) Solaris
10 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.32%) Android
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.16%) ITIL
2 16 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (9.21%) Migration
4 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.89%) Change Management
5 10 (6.58%) Project Management
6 9 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (5.92%) Workflow
7 8 (5.26%) SDLC
8 7 (4.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.95%) High Availability
9 6 (3.95%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.95%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.29%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.29%) Service Management
11 4 (2.63%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.63%) ETL
11 4 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (1.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.42%) SQL
2 10 (6.58%) Java
3 9 (5.92%) Perl
3 9 (5.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.61%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.97%) C#
6 3 (1.97%) VB
6 3 (1.97%) VBScript
7 2 (1.32%) C
7 2 (1.32%) C++
7 2 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (0.66%) ABAP
8 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.66%) Magik
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.66%) Scala
8 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.26%) Degree
5 6 (3.95%) CCNA
5 6 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.29%) MCSE
7 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.97%) MCP
7 3 (1.97%) MCSA
8 2 (1.32%) CCNP
8 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.32%) MCITP
8 2 (1.32%) MCSD
8 2 (1.32%) MCTS
9 1 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) XenApp
4 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.97%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.97%) vSphere
5 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) OpenView
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.66%) MOM
3 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.66%) Netcool
3 1 (0.66%) Opsview
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.71%) Oracle
3 25 (16.45%) SAP
4 12 (7.89%) Citrix
4 12 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.24%) Cisco
6 10 (6.58%) VMware
7 6 (3.95%) Siebel
8 5 (3.29%) Cognos
8 5 (3.29%) HP
8 5 (3.29%) IBM
9 4 (2.63%) AppSense
9 4 (2.63%) CA
9 4 (2.63%) Dell
9 4 (2.63%) Informatica
9 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.63%) Sybase
10 3 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.97%) RightFax
10 3 (1.97%) Symantec
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