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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 545 486 521
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 68 98 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 32
Average daily rate
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£368 £320 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £168 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £431 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.02 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -54.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £15.54 £23.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £23.38 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -60.00%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -63 58 £360 +12.50% 59
London -16 24 £400 +18.51% 22
South East -22 9 £253 -15.83% 13
North West -5 6 £175 -51.38% 10
East Midlands +8 5 £425 +17.24% 3
City of London +22 4 £428 +31.53% 10
Manchester -5 4 £175 -45.31% 6
Hampshire - 4 £250 - 2
East of England -27 3 £275 +83.33% 3
North East -36 3 £313 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £313 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £313 - 2
Cheshire +8 2 - -
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £300 +100.00% 1
Birmingham 0 2 £300 +36.36%
Surrey -10 2 £390 +21.87% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £300 -7.69% 3
South West -37 2 £465 +63.15% 1
Southampton - 2 £251 - 1
Wales -20 1 £400 -
Scotland -20 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £190 - 1
Banbury - 1 £450 -
Basingstoke - 1 £130 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 £190 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 58 (39.46%) Windows
2 36 (24.49%) SQL
3 34 (23.13%) Linux
3 34 (23.13%) Finance
4 31 (21.09%) Active Directory
5 29 (19.73%) Oracle
6 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.65%) UNIX
7 23 (15.65%) VMware
8 19 (12.93%) ITIL
8 19 (12.93%) SAP
8 19 (12.93%) Cisco
9 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (10.88%) Degree
10 16 (10.88%) Firewall
10 16 (10.88%) LAN
11 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (10.20%) Windows 7
12 14 (9.52%) SAN
12 14 (9.52%) WAN
13 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
13 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
14 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (7.48%) Juniper
16 10 (6.80%) Change Management
16 10 (6.80%) Symantec
16 10 (6.80%) PL/SQL
16 10 (6.80%) XML
16 10 (6.80%) Oracle EBS R12

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.08%) IIS
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.72%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.72%) Apache
5 3 (2.04%) Documentum
5 3 (2.04%) AquaLogic
5 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.36%) SAS
6 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.68%) SAP Web AS
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (2.72%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (2.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.04%) Cordys
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle SCM
7 3 (2.04%) SAP FI
8 2 (1.36%) SAP PP
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) LAN
1 16 (10.88%) Firewall
2 14 (9.52%) SAN
2 14 (9.52%) WAN
3 5 (3.40%) HTTP
3 5 (3.40%) VPN
3 5 (3.40%) DNS
3 5 (3.40%) Internet
3 5 (3.40%) 3G
3 5 (3.40%) SSL
4 4 (2.72%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.04%) DHCP
5 3 (2.04%) Broadband
6 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.36%) VLAN
6 2 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
7 1 (0.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (2.72%) Cognos Metric Studio
5 3 (2.04%) MySQL
5 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.36%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) DTS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.04%) Subversion
2 3 (2.04%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.36%) PVCS
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 34 (23.13%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.40%) Front Office
5 4 (2.72%) Banking
6 3 (2.04%) French Language
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.36%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) XML
2 5 (3.40%) HTML
3 4 (2.72%) .NET
3 4 (2.72%) J2EE
3 4 (2.72%) Java EE
3 4 (2.72%) CSS
3 4 (2.72%) Struts
3 4 (2.72%) Web Services
3 4 (2.72%) OSGi
4 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.36%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.36%) XSLT
4 2 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.36%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) BAPI
5 1 (0.68%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) COM+
5 1 (0.68%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.08%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.72%) Statistics
6 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.36%) Replication
6 2 (1.36%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.36%) Clustering
6 2 (1.36%) Equities
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) Informatics
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 58 (39.46%) Windows
2 34 (23.13%) Linux
3 23 (15.65%) UNIX
4 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (10.20%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.44%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.04%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.36%) Debian
9 2 (1.36%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.68%) VMS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.93%) ITIL
2 10 (6.80%) Change Management
3 9 (6.12%) Workflow
3 9 (6.12%) Migration
4 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (4.76%) ERP
5 6 (4.08%) Service Management
5 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.72%) CRM
7 4 (2.72%) Risk Management
7 4 (2.72%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.04%) Software Testing
8 3 (2.04%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.04%) SOA
8 3 (2.04%) BPMN
8 3 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.49%) SQL
2 10 (6.80%) PL/SQL
3 7 (4.76%) Java
4 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.72%) Perl
5 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.04%) C#
6 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.04%) VB
7 2 (1.36%) ABAP
7 2 (1.36%) Korn
7 2 (1.36%) X++
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) R
8 1 (0.68%) sed
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) AWK
8 1 (0.68%) VB6
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Degree
2 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.44%) MCITP
3 8 (5.44%) MCSE
4 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.40%) CCIE
5 5 (3.40%) CCNP
5 5 (3.40%) MCTS
6 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.72%) VCP5
7 3 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.04%) MCP
7 3 (2.04%) MCSA
8 2 (1.36%) CCNA
9 1 (0.68%) CCA
9 1 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.44%) SLA
3 6 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 31 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.04%) vSphere
6 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) SCCM
2 8 (5.44%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.40%) DameWare
4 4 (2.72%) SCOM
5 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.68%) WMI
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) Oracle
2 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.65%) VMware
4 19 (12.93%) SAP
4 19 (12.93%) Cisco
5 11 (7.48%) Juniper
6 10 (6.80%) Symantec
7 6 (4.08%) Citrix
7 6 (4.08%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.08%) Cognos
7 6 (4.08%) F5
8 5 (3.40%) JBoss
8 5 (3.40%) Reuters
8 5 (3.40%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.40%) Altiris
9 4 (2.72%) Informatica
9 4 (2.72%) Lotus
9 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 3 (2.04%) HP
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