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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 553 547 517
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 88 85 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 50
Median daily rate £370 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £41.99 £40.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% +44.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.57 £40.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £40.00 £31.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -29 72 £375 +7.14% 27
London -23 24 £450 +28.57% 7
South East -6 20 £400 +23.07% 7
Berkshire +7 9 £425 - 3
Scotland -4 8 £360 +30.90% 3
City of London +43 6 £450 +50.00% 2
Hampshire +13 6 £349 -12.81% 1
Glasgow +13 6 £360 +30.90% 1
East of England +11 6 £325 -28.76% 4
East Midlands +8 5 £325 -4.41%
South West -4 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Reading - 5 £400 - 1
Manchester -5 4 £288 - 2
North West -10 4 £288 -36.11% 2
Yorkshire +3 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire -1 3 - - 3
Leeds -8 3 - - 1
Surrey -8 3 £375 +15.38% 3
West Midlands -13 3 £375 -30.23% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £325 -
Bristol -4 2 £300 - 1
Edinburgh -9 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £339 - 2
Norfolk - 2 £325 -
Salisbury - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Derbyshire +9 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 1
Essex +3 1 - - 1

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.56%) Windows
3 35 (20.96%) SQL
4 33 (19.76%) Oracle
5 31 (18.56%) Finance
6 26 (15.57%) SAP
7 24 (14.37%) Linux
8 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
9 19 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (10.18%) Active Directory
10 17 (10.18%) Unix
10 17 (10.18%) ITIL
10 17 (10.18%) Migration
11 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
12 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
12 15 (8.98%) Banking
12 15 (8.98%) Windows Server
13 14 (8.38%) DNS
14 12 (7.19%) Firewall
14 12 (7.19%) Cisco
14 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
14 12 (7.19%) Windows 7
15 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.59%) Citrix
15 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (6.59%) Java
15 11 (6.59%) SharePoint
15 11 (6.59%) VMware
15 11 (6.59%) Performance Tuning

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 11 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.39%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.19%) Confluence
3 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.80%) IIS
7 3 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.20%) Apache
8 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.20%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.60%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.60%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) Smallworld
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.19%) MS Office
5 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.60%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) SAP MM
1 5 (2.99%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.40%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (1.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (1.20%) HFM
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (1.20%) Primavera
4 2 (1.20%) ResourceLink
4 2 (1.20%) SAP EWM
4 2 (1.20%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.20%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.20%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.60%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.60%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.79%) Office 365
3 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) AdSense
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) DNS
2 12 (7.19%) Firewall
3 7 (4.19%) DHCP
4 6 (3.59%) LAN
5 5 (2.99%) SSH
6 4 (2.40%) LDAP
6 4 (2.40%) VPN
6 4 (2.40%) WAN
6 4 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.40%) Wireless
7 3 (1.80%) Internet
7 3 (1.80%) IPsec
7 3 (1.80%) Network Security
7 3 (1.80%) SAN
7 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.20%) BGP
8 2 (1.20%) RTP
8 2 (1.20%) Skype
8 2 (1.20%) SSL
8 2 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.19%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.40%) Big Data
6 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.40%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.20%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.60%) NWDI
2 1 (0.60%) NWDS
2 1 (0.60%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (18.56%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Banking
3 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.19%) XML
2 5 (2.99%) .NET
3 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.80%) jQuery
3 3 (1.80%) Middleware
4 2 (1.20%) CSS
4 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.60%) ADO
5 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.60%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.60%) COM+
5 1 (0.60%) J2EE
5 1 (0.60%) JDBC
5 1 (0.60%) JSP
5 1 (0.60%) OLE
5 1 (0.60%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.60%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Derivative
4 5 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.99%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.40%) Clustering
5 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.40%) Equities
5 4 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.20%) DataPower
7 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.56%) Windows
2 24 (14.37%) Linux
3 17 (10.18%) Unix
4 15 (8.98%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.19%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.99%) AIX
9 4 (2.40%) Solaris
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) HPUX
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (10.18%) ITIL
2 17 (10.18%) Migration
3 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (5.99%) Change Management
5 9 (5.39%) Project Management
5 9 (5.39%) Workflow
6 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.79%) SDLC
7 6 (3.59%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.59%) High Availability
7 6 (3.59%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.59%) Performance Management
8 5 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.99%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.99%) Service Management
8 5 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.40%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.40%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.96%) SQL
2 11 (6.59%) Java
3 10 (5.99%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.79%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.19%) Perl
6 5 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.80%) C#
7 3 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) C
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) VBA
9 1 (0.60%) ABAP
9 1 (0.60%) Magik
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.60%) R
9 1 (0.60%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.19%) Degree
5 5 (2.99%) CCNA
5 5 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.99%) MCSE
6 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.80%) MCSA
8 2 (1.20%) CISSP
8 2 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.20%) MCITP
8 2 (1.20%) MCP
8 2 (1.20%) MCSD
8 2 (1.20%) MCTS
8 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.60%) ACCA
9 1 (0.60%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.40%) vSphere
3 4 (2.40%) XenApp
4 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.60%) SRDF
6 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.60%) Netcool
3 1 (0.60%) OpenView
3 1 (0.60%) Opsview
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.60%) SCOM
3 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.76%) Oracle
3 26 (15.57%) SAP
4 12 (7.19%) Cisco
5 11 (6.59%) Citrix
5 11 (6.59%) VMware
6 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.19%) Siebel
8 5 (2.99%) Cognos
8 5 (2.99%) Dell
8 5 (2.99%) IBM
9 4 (2.40%) AppSense
9 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.40%) HP
9 4 (2.40%) Informatica
9 4 (2.40%) Sybase
9 4 (2.40%) Symantec
10 3 (1.80%) Remedy
10 3 (1.80%) RightFax
10 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
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