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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 480 463 475
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 101 103 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £60.25 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+382.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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 -1 93 £350 -9.09% 46
London +11 52 £380 -9.52% 17
West Midlands -1 9 £340 - 2
South West -5 8 £225 -48.57% 2
South East -40 8 £400 +1.58% 10
City of London +15 7 £400 -5.88% 6
Midlands +8 5 £400 -
North West -16 5 £138 - 5
Scotland -11 4 £275 -21.98% 3
East Midlands +6 3 £340 - 5
Coventry +6 3 £288 -
Reading +5 3 £425 -10.52%
Bristol -4 3 £263 - 1
Berkshire -8 3 £425 -8.10% 1
Cheshire - 3 £138 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £275 -15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £300 +20.00% 1
Middlesex +3 1 £400 +53.84%
Warwickshire -2 1 £340 -
East of England -3 1 - - 4
Nottingham -5 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -7 1 £300 - 1
Glasgow -8 1 £275 -22.53% 1
Nottinghamshire -12 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £340 - 2
Northampton - 1 £340 -
Norwich - - - -
Newbury - - - -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 51 (27.13%) Oracle
2 47 (25.00%) Windows
3 45 (23.94%) Finance
4 44 (23.40%) SQL
5 42 (22.34%) ITIL
6 40 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 35 (18.62%) SAP
8 32 (17.02%) UNIX
8 32 (17.02%) Java
9 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
10 25 (13.30%) Active Directory
10 25 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (12.77%) PL/SQL
11 24 (12.77%) MS Excel
11 24 (12.77%) Change Management
12 22 (11.70%) .NET
13 21 (11.17%) C#
14 20 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (10.11%) Oracle Database
15 19 (10.11%) Linux
16 18 (9.57%) DV Cleared
17 17 (9.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (7.45%) Java EE
20 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
20 13 (6.91%) Windows 7
20 13 (6.91%) DNS
20 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
20 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
20 13 (6.91%) VMware

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 11 (5.85%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.32%) JBoss
3 9 (4.79%) Apache
3 9 (4.79%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.72%) IIS
4 7 (3.72%) Oracle BPEL
5 6 (3.19%) Confluence
5 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.66%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.13%) Lync
8 3 (1.60%) SAS
8 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.60%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.85%) MS Project
3 8 (4.26%) MS Office
4 6 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (3.72%) SAP QM
2 7 (3.72%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.66%) SAP FI
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (2.66%) SAP SRM
3 5 (2.66%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (2.13%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.60%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.60%) Agresso
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.60%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.60%) Cordys
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) PaaS
2 2 (1.06%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.91%) DNS
2 7 (3.72%) Firewall
3 6 (3.19%) DHCP
4 5 (2.66%) WAN
4 5 (2.66%) SAN
5 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.13%) Internet
5 4 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (1.06%) Network Security
6 2 (1.06%) IMAP
6 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 2 (1.06%) Intranet
6 2 (1.06%) POP3
6 2 (1.06%) SMTP
6 2 (1.06%) BGP
6 2 (1.06%) Wireless
7 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) FTP
7 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.85%) MySQL
5 10 (5.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.66%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.13%) DB2
8 3 (1.60%) ZAP BI
8 3 (1.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (1.60%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.06%) SQLBase
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) Essbase
10 1 (0.53%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) JIRA
2 3 (1.60%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.53%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Firebug
General
1 45 (23.94%) Finance
2 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.13%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Law
4 3 (1.60%) Front Office
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) French Language
5 2 (1.06%) German Language
5 2 (1.06%) Billing
5 2 (1.06%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.70%) .NET
2 14 (7.45%) Java EE
3 6 (3.19%) HTML
4 5 (2.66%) SAP XI
4 5 (2.66%) XML
4 5 (2.66%) CSS
4 5 (2.66%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.13%) OSGi
5 4 (2.13%) Struts
5 4 (2.13%) J2EE
6 3 (1.60%) Web Services
6 3 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.06%) SAP TM
7 2 (1.06%) Middleware
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
8 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.38%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.66%) NHS
6 4 (2.13%) GIS
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.06%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) Equities
8 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.53%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.00%) Windows
2 32 (17.02%) UNIX
3 20 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (10.11%) Linux
5 16 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.91%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.66%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.06%) Android
10 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.06%) AIX
11 1 (0.53%) Debian
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.53%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.34%) ITIL
2 24 (12.77%) Change Management
3 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.79%) Service Management
5 8 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.26%) Workflow
6 7 (3.72%) Migration
6 7 (3.72%) BPEL
7 6 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.19%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.19%) Automated Testing
7 6 (3.19%) Document Management
7 6 (3.19%) Change Control
7 6 (3.19%) DevOps
7 6 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.19%) ERP
7 6 (3.19%) CRM
7 6 (3.19%) Project Management
8 5 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.40%) SQL
2 32 (17.02%) Java
3 24 (12.77%) PL/SQL
4 21 (11.17%) C#
5 7 (3.72%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.19%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.66%) ABAP
8 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.06%) C
10 1 (0.53%) COBOL
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.57%) DV Cleared
3 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.85%) Degree
5 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.66%) VCP4
6 5 (2.66%) MCTS
6 5 (2.66%) MCITP
7 4 (2.13%) MCSE
8 3 (1.60%) CCNA
9 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.06%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) MCSA
10 1 (0.53%) MCDST
10 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) SLA
2 7 (3.72%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (13.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.13%) vSphere
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.60%) XenApp
5 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.53%) UAG
6 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (4.79%) SCCM
2 6 (3.19%) Puppet
3 3 (1.60%) SCOM
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
4 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.06%) Control-M
4 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (27.13%) Oracle
2 40 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 35 (18.62%) SAP
4 13 (6.91%) VMware
5 9 (4.79%) Citrix
6 7 (3.72%) IBM
7 5 (2.66%) Cisco
7 5 (2.66%) Cerner
8 4 (2.13%) HP
8 4 (2.13%) Murex
8 4 (2.13%) McAfee
8 4 (2.13%) Symantec
8 4 (2.13%) ESRI
9 3 (1.60%) Metastorm
9 3 (1.60%) Remedy
9 3 (1.60%) Reuters
9 3 (1.60%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.60%) Open Text
9 3 (1.60%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.60%) JD Edwards
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