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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 555 521 457
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 58 71 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £469 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 -44 52 £350 +7.69% 48
South East -8 16 £325 -18.75% 14
London -27 16 £300 -23.07% 10
Buckinghamshire - 7 £300 - 1
East of England +7 6 £475 - 5
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
Yorkshire - 6 - - 5
Leeds - 6 - - 3
Berkshire +17 5 £400 -8.57% 1
City of London -8 4 £338 -20.58% 5
South West -9 4 £350 -4.37%
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £400 - 4
Reading +7 2 £375 -14.28%
Cambridge -5 2 £400 - 4
Surrey -10 2 £250 -37.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -22 2 - -
North East -23 2 - - 1
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Hampshire - 2 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
St Albans - 2 £475 -
Woking - 2 £250 -
Devon - 2 £350 -
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
Brentford +2 1 £488 -
Scotland +1 1 - -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £300 -20.00% 1

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 39 (24.53%) ITIL
3 38 (23.90%) SQL
4 33 (20.75%) Oracle
5 28 (17.61%) Windows
6 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
7 25 (15.72%) SAP
7 25 (15.72%) Java
8 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
9 19 (11.95%) .NET
10 17 (10.69%) PL/SQL
10 17 (10.69%) C#
10 17 (10.69%) UNIX
10 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.06%) MS Excel
12 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.81%) DV Cleared
14 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
14 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
14 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
14 13 (8.18%) Project Management
14 13 (8.18%) Change Management
15 12 (7.55%) ERP
16 11 (6.92%) IIS
16 11 (6.92%) VMware
16 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (6.29%) Agresso
18 9 (5.66%) Internet

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (6.92%) IIS
2 9 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.77%) JBoss
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle BPEL
4 6 (3.77%) Confluence
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.40%) MS Project
2 7 (4.40%) MS Office
3 6 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.29%) Agresso
2 8 (5.03%) SAP MM
3 5 (3.14%) SAP FI
4 4 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.52%) SAP SRM
5 3 (1.89%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.89%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.89%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.26%) SAP PS
6 2 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.26%) SAP MDM
6 2 (1.26%) Sage 200
6 2 (1.26%) ResourceLink
6 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.26%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.63%) Cerner Millennium
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 9 (5.66%) Internet
1 9 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (1.89%) DNS
2 3 (1.89%) LDAP
3 2 (1.26%) SMS
3 2 (1.26%) WAN
3 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) POP3
4 1 (0.63%) SMTP
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) VoIP
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) CTI
4 1 (0.63%) Intranet
4 1 (0.63%) IMAP
4 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.63%) PABX
4 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.40%) MySQL
5 5 (3.14%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.26%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.63%) Siebel EIM
9 1 (0.63%) Essbase
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.63%) MS Access
9 1 (0.63%) DTS
9 1 (0.63%) DB2
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 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Billing
3 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.26%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Danish Language
5 1 (0.63%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.95%) .NET
2 9 (5.66%) Java EE
3 8 (5.03%) Web Services
3 8 (5.03%) XML
4 6 (3.77%) SOAP
5 4 (2.52%) WSDL
6 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.89%) HTML
7 2 (1.26%) SAP TM
7 2 (1.26%) COM+
7 2 (1.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.63%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.63%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.63%) jQuery
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.26%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.26%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.26%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.63%) DTV
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.63%) Handset
5 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.61%) Windows
2 17 (10.69%) UNIX
3 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.66%) Linux
5 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.63%) AIX
10 1 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.53%) ITIL
2 13 (8.18%) Project Management
2 13 (8.18%) Change Management
3 12 (7.55%) ERP
4 9 (5.66%) CRM
4 9 (5.66%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.40%) Time Management
7 6 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.77%) BPEL
7 6 (3.77%) Automated Testing
7 6 (3.77%) DevOps
8 5 (3.14%) Document Management
8 5 (3.14%) Workflow
8 5 (3.14%) Service Management
8 5 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.52%) Resource Management
9 4 (2.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.90%) SQL
2 25 (15.72%) Java
3 17 (10.69%) C#
3 17 (10.69%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.03%) C
4 8 (5.03%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.14%) ABAP
6 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.26%) VB6
7 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (1.26%) R
7 2 (1.26%) VBScript
7 2 (1.26%) VB
7 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) COBOL
8 1 (0.63%) X++
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.81%) DV Cleared
3 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) MCTS
5 3 (1.89%) MCITP
6 2 (1.26%) 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%) CCA
6 2 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.26%) CISSP
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
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 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.52%) XenApp
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.89%) vSphere
5 2 (1.26%) XenServer
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Puppet
2 4 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (1.89%) SCOM
4 2 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.26%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (20.75%) Oracle
2 25 (15.72%) SAP
3 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.92%) VMware
5 8 (5.03%) Citrix
6 7 (4.40%) IBM
7 6 (3.77%) HP
8 4 (2.52%) Cognos
8 4 (2.52%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.52%) Remedy
9 3 (1.89%) Symantec
9 3 (1.89%) BMC
9 3 (1.89%) Cisco
9 3 (1.89%) Dell
9 3 (1.89%) F5
10 2 (1.26%) GFI Software
10 2 (1.26%) Murex
10 2 (1.26%) Juniper
10 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.26%) Informatica
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