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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 532 500 509
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 81 77 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £163 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £326
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
Average hourly rate £23.44 £17.02 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -54.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £12.50 £20.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.17 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.44 £13.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+70.47% -63.33%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -28 69 £350 +29.62% 37
London +12 41 £358 +58.88% 12
East Midlands +8 8 £349 +35.83% 4
South East -35 8 £251 -16.25% 6
City of London +21 7 £338 +104.54% 6
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Hampshire -14 4 £205 - 1
South West -35 4 £465 +78.94% 3
North West -9 3 £300 -6.25% 7
Manchester -1 2 £300 -6.25% 2
Scotland -4 2 £350 - 2
East of England -14 2 £300 +86.33% 2
Bristol -21 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 - 1
Southampton - 2 £251 - 1
Berkshire +6 1 - - 3
Reading +6 1 - - 2
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Birmingham -6 1 - - 1
Devon -15 1 £405 -
Surrey -18 1 £390 +25.80%
West Midlands -22 1 - - 1
North East -38 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £390 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £130 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (40.13%) Windows
2 38 (25.00%) SQL
3 34 (22.37%) Oracle
3 34 (22.37%) Finance
4 32 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
6 27 (17.76%) VMware
7 25 (16.45%) ITIL
8 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (14.47%) Linux
9 22 (14.47%) UNIX
10 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (13.16%) SAP
11 20 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (11.84%) Degree
13 16 (10.53%) Windows 7
14 15 (9.87%) SAN
15 14 (9.21%) PL/SQL
15 14 (9.21%) Change Management
15 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
16 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
16 13 (8.55%) Java
17 12 (7.89%) MS Exchange
17 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (7.89%) Firewall
17 12 (7.89%) Blackberry
17 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
18 11 (7.24%) Oracle EBS R12
18 11 (7.24%) SCCM

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.95%) Apache
2 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.95%) IIS
3 5 (3.29%) JBoss
3 5 (3.29%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.29%) SAS
3 5 (3.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.97%) Lync
5 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.97%) AquaLogic
5 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.97%) Documentum
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (4.61%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (3.29%) SAP QM
5 4 (2.63%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.97%) SAP SRM
6 3 (1.97%) Cordys
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (1.97%) Summit
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (1.32%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) SAN
2 12 (7.89%) Firewall
3 11 (7.24%) LAN
4 10 (6.58%) WAN
5 7 (4.61%) DNS
6 5 (3.29%) HTTP
6 5 (3.29%) VPN
6 5 (3.29%) SSL
6 5 (3.29%) 3G
7 4 (2.63%) DHCP
8 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.97%) Internet
9 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.32%) NAS
9 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.32%) FTP
10 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.66%) DMZ
10 1 (0.66%) Intranet
10 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.29%) MySQL
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.63%) DB2
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (2.63%) Cognos Metric Studio
6 3 (1.97%) ZAP BI
6 3 (1.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.97%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) SQLBase
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.97%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.32%) Subversion
3 2 (1.32%) PVCS
4 1 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.66%) MSI
4 1 (0.66%) Firebug
4 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (22.37%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.61%) Banking
4 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.29%) Front Office
6 4 (2.63%) French Language
7 3 (1.97%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Electronics
9 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.66%) Retail
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) XML
1 11 (7.24%) .NET
2 7 (4.61%) Java EE
3 6 (3.95%) HTML
4 5 (3.29%) CSS
5 4 (2.63%) Struts
5 4 (2.63%) Web Services
5 4 (2.63%) J2EE
5 4 (2.63%) OSGi
6 3 (1.97%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.32%) XSLT
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.66%) jQuery
8 1 (0.66%) Drools
8 1 (0.66%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Statistics
7 3 (1.97%) Clustering
7 3 (1.97%) Equities
8 2 (1.32%) GIS
8 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.66%) Informatics
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.66%) FMCG
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 61 (40.13%) Windows
2 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (14.47%) UNIX
3 22 (14.47%) Linux
4 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.58%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.32%) Debian
10 2 (1.32%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.66%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) HPUX
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.45%) ITIL
2 14 (9.21%) Change Management
3 11 (7.24%) Migration
4 8 (5.26%) Workflow
4 8 (5.26%) ERP
5 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.61%) Service Management
6 6 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.29%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.63%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.63%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.63%) CRM
8 4 (2.63%) Risk Management
9 3 (1.97%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.97%) SOA
9 3 (1.97%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.97%) Test Scripting
9 3 (1.97%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (9.21%) PL/SQL
3 13 (8.55%) Java
4 9 (5.92%) C#
5 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.29%) Perl
6 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.97%) VB
7 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.32%) ABAP
8 2 (1.32%) Korn
8 2 (1.32%) X++
8 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.66%) R
9 1 (0.66%) sed
9 1 (0.66%) AWK
9 1 (0.66%) VB6
9 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.66%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (11.84%) Degree
2 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.26%) MCSE
4 8 (5.26%) MCITP
5 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.29%) MCTS
8 4 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.63%) VCP5
8 4 (2.63%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.97%) MCP
9 3 (1.97%) MCSA
9 3 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.32%) CCNA
10 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CCA
11 1 (0.66%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) SLA
2 4 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.61%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.97%) vSphere
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.66%) Firmware
7 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.66%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) SCCM
2 9 (5.92%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.95%) SCOM
4 5 (3.29%) DameWare
5 2 (1.32%) WSUS
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.66%) SCSM
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.66%) Control-M
6 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (22.37%) Oracle
2 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
3 27 (17.76%) VMware
4 20 (13.16%) SAP
5 11 (7.24%) Cisco
5 11 (7.24%) Symantec
6 9 (5.92%) Citrix
7 7 (4.61%) Juniper
8 6 (3.95%) Cognos
8 6 (3.95%) Reuters
8 6 (3.95%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.29%) Informatica
9 5 (3.29%) Lotus
9 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.29%) Altiris
10 4 (2.63%) Sophos
10 4 (2.63%) IBM
11 3 (1.97%) Fidessa
11 3 (1.97%) HP
11 3 (1.97%) Metastorm
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