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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 531 522 474
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 80 71 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 61
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£390 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £27.50

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -21 71 £365 +19.18% 26
Birmingham +16 16 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands +13 16 £400 +33.33% 1
London -8 16 £300 -23.07% 6
South East -10 16 £350 -12.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £300 - 1
East of England +4 7 £438 +130.26% 2
West Yorkshire -13 6 - -
Leeds -19 6 - -
Yorkshire -22 6 - - 5
Berkshire +8 5 £400 -8.57% 3
City of London -10 4 £338 -15.62% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 1
South West +3 3 £275 - 2
Midlands 0 3 £410 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £350 -
Hampshire +1 2 £328 - 2
Milton Keynes -1 2 £300 - 1
Scotland -1 2 - - 2
Reading -2 2 £375 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 2 - -
North East -28 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 2 - -
St Albans - 2 £475 - 1
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 2
Devon - 2 £350 -
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Brentford +1 1 £488 -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 38 (23.90%) ITIL
2 34 (21.38%) SQL
3 33 (20.75%) Finance
4 32 (20.13%) SAP
5 28 (17.61%) Windows
6 24 (15.09%) Oracle
7 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
8 19 (11.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (11.32%) Microsoft
10 17 (10.69%) Java
11 15 (9.43%) .NET
11 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
11 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
12 14 (8.81%) UNIX
12 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (8.18%) C#
13 13 (8.18%) CRM
13 13 (8.18%) ERP
13 13 (8.18%) Project Management
13 13 (8.18%) VMware
13 13 (8.18%) Change Management
14 12 (7.55%) IIS
14 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
15 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (6.92%) PL/SQL
15 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
15 11 (6.92%) Agresso
16 10 (6.29%) Firewall
16 10 (6.29%) Citrix

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (7.55%) IIS
2 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.77%) Confluence
3 6 (3.77%) JBoss
4 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle BPEL
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.89%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.26%) SAP EP
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.26%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.77%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Agresso
2 6 (3.77%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.77%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.89%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.26%) SAP MDM
4 2 (1.26%) SAP PS
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.26%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.26%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.26%) ResourceLink
4 2 (1.26%) SAP SRM
4 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.26%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.26%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.63%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) PaaS
2 3 (1.89%) Office 365
2 3 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.29%) Firewall
2 9 (5.66%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) LDAP
3 4 (2.52%) DNS
4 3 (1.89%) SMS
5 2 (1.26%) WAN
5 2 (1.26%) DHCP
5 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.26%) SAN
6 1 (0.63%) CTI
6 1 (0.63%) Intranet
6 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.63%) PABX
6 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.63%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.63%) SSL
6 1 (0.63%) VoIP
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.40%) SAP BW
5 5 (3.14%) MySQL
6 4 (2.52%) SAP BI
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.89%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.63%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) JIRA
2 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.26%) Ant
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (20.75%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Banking
2 4 (2.52%) Marketing
3 3 (1.89%) Billing
3 3 (1.89%) Advertising
4 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.26%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.43%) .NET
2 8 (5.03%) Web Services
2 8 (5.03%) XML
3 6 (3.77%) SOAP
4 5 (3.14%) SAP Basis
4 5 (3.14%) Java EE
5 4 (2.52%) WSDL
6 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.89%) HTML
7 2 (1.26%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.26%) COM+
7 2 (1.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.14%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.26%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.26%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.26%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.63%) iSeries
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Handset
5 1 (0.63%) Life Science
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.61%) Windows
2 14 (8.81%) UNIX
2 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.03%) Linux
5 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.90%) ITIL
2 19 (11.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (8.18%) CRM
3 13 (8.18%) ERP
3 13 (8.18%) Project Management
3 13 (8.18%) Change Management
4 9 (5.66%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (4.40%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.77%) Automated Testing
7 6 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.77%) Time Management
7 6 (3.77%) DevOps
8 5 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.14%) Migration
8 5 (3.14%) Service Management
9 4 (2.52%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.52%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.38%) SQL
2 17 (10.69%) Java
3 13 (8.18%) C#
4 11 (6.92%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.03%) C
6 6 (3.77%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.77%) ABAP
7 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.26%) VB6
7 2 (1.26%) VBScript
7 2 (1.26%) VB
7 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (1.26%) R
7 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) X++
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) Degree
6 2 (1.26%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.26%) MCTS
6 2 (1.26%) MCITP
6 2 (1.26%) CCA
6 2 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.26%) CISSP
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) HND
7 1 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) XenApp
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.89%) XenServer
5 3 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) UAG
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Puppet
2 5 (3.14%) SCCM
3 3 (1.89%) SCOM
4 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.26%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.63%) MOM
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (20.13%) SAP
2 24 (15.09%) Oracle
3 18 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.18%) VMware
5 10 (6.29%) Citrix
6 7 (4.40%) HP
6 7 (4.40%) IBM
7 5 (3.14%) OpenText
8 4 (2.52%) Cognos
8 4 (2.52%) Cisco
9 3 (1.89%) Dell
9 3 (1.89%) BMC
9 3 (1.89%) Symantec
9 3 (1.89%) Remedy
9 3 (1.89%) F5
10 2 (1.26%) GFI Software
10 2 (1.26%) Infor
10 2 (1.26%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.26%) Sage
10 2 (1.26%) Ariba
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