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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 551 548 553
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 93 107 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 39
Median daily rate £340 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
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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 -4 88 £350 -12.50% 31
London -2 46 £353 -23.36% 7
North West +18 11 £350 +27.27%
South East +4 11 £300 -21.05% 6
City of London +29 9 £475 +18.75% 3
Tyne and Wear - 7 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £300 -
North East - 7 £300 - 2
Hampshire +11 6 £300 -21.05% 1
South West 0 5 £413 +17.85% 3
Somerset +15 2 £375 -
Surrey +5 2 £450 +80.00%
Berkshire +1 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £500 +116.21% 2
East of England +20 1 - - 5
Southampton +11 1 £288 - 1
Glasgow +11 1 - -
Scotland +6 1 - -
Isle of Man +5 1 £125 -73.95%
Brentford +1 1 - -
Bath -2 1 £375 -
Nottingham -3 1 £325 +8.33%
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 2
East Midlands -3 1 £325 +8.33% 2
Leeds -5 1 - - 1
Manchester -6 1 £250 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £325 +8.33% 1
West Midlands -45 1 £450 +12.50% 4
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (29.34%) SAP
2 44 (26.35%) Windows
2 44 (26.35%) Microsoft
3 36 (21.56%) Oracle
4 34 (20.36%) SQL
5 31 (18.56%) ITIL
5 31 (18.56%) Finance
6 24 (14.37%) Linux
6 24 (14.37%) Windows Server
7 23 (13.77%) Oracle Database
8 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (13.17%) Change Management
9 21 (12.57%) Unix
9 21 (12.57%) SharePoint
10 20 (11.98%) DNS
11 19 (11.38%) Active Directory
12 18 (10.78%) Citrix
12 18 (10.78%) SQL Server
13 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (10.18%) Red Hat
13 17 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
14 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (8.98%) DHCP
14 15 (8.98%) Java
15 14 (8.38%) VMware
16 13 (7.78%) Migration
16 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (7.78%) Banking
17 12 (7.19%) MS Exchange

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 21 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.79%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.19%) IIS
6 7 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.59%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.20%) Apache
9 2 (1.20%) JBoss
9 2 (1.20%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.19%) MS Office
2 2 (1.20%) MS Project
2 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) SAP MM
2 8 (4.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (4.19%) Documaker
3 7 (4.19%) SAP PP
4 6 (3.59%) SAP FI
4 6 (3.59%) SAP SD
5 5 (2.99%) SAP CO
5 5 (2.99%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (2.40%) SAP HCM
6 4 (2.40%) SAP SRM
6 4 (2.40%) SAP WM
7 3 (1.80%) SAP ERP
7 3 (1.80%) SAP MDM
8 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (1.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (1.20%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.60%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.60%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.39%) Office 365
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) AdSense
4 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.98%) DNS
2 15 (8.98%) DHCP
3 8 (4.79%) Skype
4 5 (2.99%) Firewall
4 5 (2.99%) LAN
4 5 (2.99%) SSH
4 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.40%) WAN
5 4 (2.40%) Wireless
6 3 (1.80%) LDAP
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.20%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) IPv6
7 2 (1.20%) PBX
7 2 (1.20%) PSTN
7 2 (1.20%) RTP
7 2 (1.20%) SSL
7 2 (1.20%) WAAS
7 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.77%) Oracle Database
2 18 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.59%) SAP BW
4 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.59%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.80%) DB2
7 3 (1.80%) SAP BI
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.60%) Big Data
9 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.60%) MaxDB
9 1 (0.60%) Power BI
9 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) JIRA
2 2 (1.20%) LSMW
3 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.60%) NWDI
3 1 (0.60%) NWDS
3 1 (0.60%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (18.56%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.99%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.99%) Advertising
6 5 (2.99%) Marketing
7 4 (2.40%) Electronics
7 4 (2.40%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.80%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) Middleware
2 10 (5.99%) XML
3 8 (4.79%) CSS
4 7 (4.19%) Java EE
4 7 (4.19%) WebCenter
5 5 (2.99%) .NET
5 5 (2.99%) XSL
5 5 (2.99%) XSLT
6 3 (1.80%) HTML
7 2 (1.20%) EDI
7 2 (1.20%) SAP Basis
7 2 (1.20%) SOAP
7 2 (1.20%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.60%) BAPI
8 1 (0.60%) JDBC
8 1 (0.60%) JSF
8 1 (0.60%) JSP
8 1 (0.60%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.19%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.99%) AS400
6 4 (2.40%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.80%) FMCG
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
7 3 (1.80%) Tandem
7 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.20%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.20%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.20%) DataPower
8 2 (1.20%) iSeries
8 2 (1.20%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.35%) Windows
2 24 (14.37%) Linux
2 24 (14.37%) Windows Server
3 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (12.57%) Unix
5 17 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.79%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.19%) Android
9 7 (4.19%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.19%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.80%) AIX
11 3 (1.80%) Solaris
11 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) ITIL
2 22 (13.17%) Change Management
3 13 (7.78%) Migration
4 12 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.39%) SOA
6 8 (4.79%) ERP
6 8 (4.79%) OO
7 7 (4.19%) AOP
7 7 (4.19%) Content Management
7 7 (4.19%) CRM
7 7 (4.19%) Logistics
8 6 (3.59%) ERD
8 6 (3.59%) ETL
8 6 (3.59%) Project Management
9 5 (2.99%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (2.99%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.40%) Network Management
10 4 (2.40%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.36%) SQL
2 15 (8.98%) Java
3 10 (5.99%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.59%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.99%) ABAP
6 4 (2.40%) Perl
7 3 (1.80%) C#
7 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.80%) VB
7 3 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) Magik
9 1 (0.60%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.60%) VB6
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.99%) Degree
3 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) MCSE
5 5 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.40%) CCNA
6 4 (2.40%) CCNP
6 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.40%) MCP
7 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.80%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (0.60%) CISA
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.60%) MCITP
9 1 (0.60%) MCSD
9 1 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.99%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.20%) GxP
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.99%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.99%) XenApp
5 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.80%) vSphere
6 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.20%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 7 (4.19%) SCCM
2 3 (1.80%) OpenView
2 3 (1.80%) SCOM
2 3 (1.80%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.20%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (1.20%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.20%) SCSM
3 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.20%) WSUS
3 2 (1.20%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 1 (0.60%) Netcool
4 1 (0.60%) Opsview
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 49 (29.34%) SAP
2 44 (26.35%) Microsoft
3 36 (21.56%) Oracle
4 18 (10.78%) Citrix
5 17 (10.18%) Red Hat
6 14 (8.38%) VMware
7 8 (4.79%) Northgate
7 8 (4.79%) Siebel
8 7 (4.19%) Cisco
9 6 (3.59%) HP
10 5 (2.99%) IBM
11 4 (2.40%) AppSense
11 4 (2.40%) CA
11 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.40%) Trend Micro
12 3 (1.80%) Apple
12 3 (1.80%) Lotus
13 2 (1.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (1.20%) Radianz
13 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
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