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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 552 557 546
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 62 92 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 55
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £148 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £5.00 £15.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -32.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year
- -22.60%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 -10 57 £375 - 26
London -4 18 £375 - 7
South East +12 12 £383 +2.00% 4
East of England +8 7 £425 +97.67% 3
North West -7 6 £425 +126.66% 3
Hertfordshire +4 5 £438 +130.26% 2
North East -22 5 £325 -31.57% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £325 - 1
Surrey +24 4 - - 1
City of London -19 4 £398 +59.00% 3
Hampshire +21 3 £383 +155.00% 1
South West -7 3 £345 -10.38% 2
Essex +5 2 £250 +4.16%
East Midlands +1 2 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 £300 +60.00% 2
West Midlands -16 2 £370 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £283 -
Scotland - 2 £270 -
Basildon - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +16 1 - -
Cheshire +14 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 £525 +16.66% 2
Oxfordshire -11 1 £475 +47.85%
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
Chester - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 46 (31.94%) SAP
2 36 (25.00%) Finance
3 28 (19.44%) Windows
3 28 (19.44%) Oracle
4 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.58%) SQL
6 20 (13.89%) ITIL
7 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (11.81%) Windows Server
8 15 (10.42%) SharePoint
9 14 (9.72%) Change Management
9 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database
9 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
10 13 (9.03%) DHCP
10 13 (9.03%) Active Directory
10 13 (9.03%) DNS
10 13 (9.03%) Unit4 Business World
10 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (8.33%) Citrix
11 12 (8.33%) Logistics
11 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (7.64%) Manufacturing
12 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (7.64%) SOA
13 10 (6.94%) Linux
13 10 (6.94%) Unix
13 10 (6.94%) Skype for Business
13 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared
13 10 (6.94%) Incident Management
14 9 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12

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 15 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (3.47%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.08%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.39%) IIS
10 2 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.69%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.69%) JBoss
11 1 (0.69%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 8 (5.56%) SAP CO
3 8 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (4.86%) SAP SD
5 6 (4.17%) SAP MM
6 4 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (2.08%) SAP EWM
7 3 (2.08%) SAP MDM
7 3 (2.08%) SAP PP
8 2 (1.39%) Documaker
8 2 (1.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (1.39%) SAP ERP
8 2 (1.39%) SAP HCM
8 2 (1.39%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.69%) AdSense
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) DHCP
1 13 (9.03%) DNS
2 8 (5.56%) Skype
3 6 (4.17%) 3G
3 6 (4.17%) SSL
4 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.78%) 4G
5 4 (2.78%) Firewall
5 4 (2.78%) GSM
5 4 (2.78%) LTE
5 4 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.78%) UMTS
6 3 (2.08%) HTTP
6 3 (2.08%) VPN
6 3 (2.08%) Wireless
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.39%) LAN
7 2 (1.39%) SMTP
7 2 (1.39%) WAAS
7 2 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.86%) SAP BW
4 6 (4.17%) SQLPlus
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.69%) DTS
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.39%) LSMW
3 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.69%) PVCS
3 1 (0.69%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.69%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 9 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.86%) Advertising
4 7 (4.86%) Banking
5 5 (3.47%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.47%) Marketing
5 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.78%) Electronics
7 3 (2.08%) Billing
7 3 (2.08%) Retail
8 2 (1.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) CSS
2 7 (4.86%) Middleware
3 5 (3.47%) XML
3 5 (3.47%) XSL
3 5 (3.47%) XSLT
4 3 (2.08%) EDI
4 3 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.39%) .NET
5 2 (1.39%) HTML
5 2 (1.39%) Java EE
5 2 (1.39%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.39%) Web Services
5 2 (1.39%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.69%) BAPI
6 1 (0.69%) CSS3
6 1 (0.69%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.69%) J2EE
6 1 (0.69%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.69%) SOAP
6 1 (0.69%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Blackberry
1 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.47%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.08%) AS400
4 3 (2.08%) Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) FMCG
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.39%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.39%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.39%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.39%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.69%) iSeries
6 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.44%) Windows
2 17 (11.81%) Windows Server
2 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.94%) Linux
5 10 (6.94%) Unix
6 7 (4.86%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.17%) Android
8 5 (3.47%) Solaris
9 4 (2.78%) AIX
9 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.08%) OS/390
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.89%) ITIL
2 14 (9.72%) Change Management
3 12 (8.33%) Logistics
4 11 (7.64%) SOA
5 10 (6.94%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.56%) Migration
7 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.86%) Content Management
7 7 (4.86%) ERP
7 7 (4.86%) ETL
8 6 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.17%) CRM
8 6 (4.17%) ERD
8 6 (4.17%) Project Management
8 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.47%) High Availability
10 4 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.78%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.58%) SQL
2 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.78%) ABAP
3 4 (2.78%) Java
3 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.39%) C
4 2 (1.39%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) C++
5 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.69%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) MCSE
5 6 (4.17%) Degree
6 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.39%) CCNA
7 2 (1.39%) CCNP
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCA
8 1 (0.69%) CISSP
8 1 (0.69%) CRISC
8 1 (0.69%) ISACA
8 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) MCSA
8 1 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.39%) GxP
4 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.39%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) SCOM
1 3 (2.08%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.39%) DameWare
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.39%) SCCM
2 2 (1.39%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.39%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.39%) SCSM
2 2 (1.39%) WSUS
3 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.69%) QRadar
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (31.94%) SAP
2 28 (19.44%) Oracle
3 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.33%) Citrix
5 7 (4.86%) IBM
6 6 (4.17%) Cisco
6 6 (4.17%) VMware
7 5 (3.47%) Northgate
7 5 (3.47%) Trend Micro
8 3 (2.08%) Siebel
9 2 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.39%) Altiris
9 2 (1.39%) Apple
9 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.39%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.39%) OpenText
9 2 (1.39%) Radianz
9 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.39%) Reuters
9 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
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