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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 570 579 530
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 90 95 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 44
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 £266 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £385 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.75% -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -18 81 £340 -15.00% 31
London +13 36 £400 -15.78% 9
South East -2 13 £300 -17.80% 5
North West +4 12 £350 - 2
City of London +53 9 £475 +52.00% 2
Hampshire +10 8 £300 -8.39% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 8 £343 - 1
North East -40 8 £343 - 2
Tyne and Wear -42 8 £343 - 1
East of England +15 3 £175 -56.25% 3
South West +3 3 £450 +63.63% 3
Surrey +2 3 £450 +80.00%
Isle of Man +6 2 £103 -78.64%
Scotland +5 2 £375 -
Manchester -6 2 £300 - 1
Southampton - 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire +16 1 - - 2
Cambridge +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Glasgow +10 1 - -
Essex +4 1 £175 - 1
Brentford +3 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 1 - -
Edinburgh -7 1 £375 -
Leeds -7 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -9 1 - - 2
West Midlands -51 1 £450 +12.50% 2

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 51 (28.49%) Windows
2 50 (27.93%) SAP
3 44 (24.58%) Oracle
4 43 (24.02%) Microsoft
5 41 (22.91%) SQL
6 38 (21.23%) Finance
7 32 (17.88%) ITIL
8 27 (15.08%) Linux
9 25 (13.97%) Unix
10 24 (13.41%) Oracle Database
11 23 (12.85%) Windows Server
12 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (11.73%) Change Management
12 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
13 19 (10.61%) DNS
13 19 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (10.61%) Active Directory
14 18 (10.06%) Citrix
14 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (10.06%) SharePoint
14 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
15 17 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (9.50%) Red Hat
16 16 (8.94%) VMware
17 15 (8.38%) Java
17 15 (8.38%) Banking
18 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
18 14 (7.82%) Migration
19 13 (7.26%) SAP BW
19 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003

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 18 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (5.59%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.03%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.47%) IIS
6 6 (3.35%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.79%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.68%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.12%) Apache
10 2 (1.12%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.03%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) SAP MM
2 7 (3.91%) Documaker
3 6 (3.35%) SAP PP
3 6 (3.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (2.79%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.79%) SAP SD
5 4 (2.23%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (2.23%) SAP CO
5 4 (2.23%) SAP ERP
5 4 (2.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (2.23%) SAP SRM
5 4 (2.23%) SAP WM
6 3 (1.68%) SAP HCM
6 3 (1.68%) SAP MDM
7 2 (1.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (1.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (1.12%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.56%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.59%) Office 365
2 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) AdSense
4 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.61%) DNS
2 13 (7.26%) DHCP
3 8 (4.47%) Firewall
4 7 (3.91%) Skype
5 5 (2.79%) LAN
5 5 (2.79%) SSH
5 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.79%) Wireless
6 4 (2.23%) WAN
7 3 (1.68%) Internet
7 3 (1.68%) LDAP
7 3 (1.68%) Network Security
7 3 (1.68%) SSL
8 2 (1.12%) BGP
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.12%) IPsec
8 2 (1.12%) IPv6
8 2 (1.12%) RTP
8 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.41%) Oracle Database
2 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.26%) SAP BW
4 10 (5.59%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.35%) SQLPlus
7 5 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (2.23%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.68%) DB2
9 3 (1.68%) SAP BI
9 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) JIRA
2 2 (1.12%) LSMW
3 1 (0.56%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.56%) NWDI
3 1 (0.56%) NWDS
3 1 (0.56%) VisualVM
General
1 38 (21.23%) Finance
2 15 (8.38%) Banking
3 10 (5.59%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.47%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.23%) Advertising
7 4 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.23%) Marketing
8 3 (1.68%) Electronics
8 3 (1.68%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.12%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.15%) Middleware
1 11 (6.15%) XML
2 9 (5.03%) CSS
3 7 (3.91%) Java EE
3 7 (3.91%) WebCenter
4 5 (2.79%) .NET
4 5 (2.79%) XSL
4 5 (2.79%) XSLT
5 3 (1.68%) HTML
6 2 (1.12%) EDI
6 2 (1.12%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.12%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.56%) BAPI
7 1 (0.56%) JSF
7 1 (0.56%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.56%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.56%) SAML
7 1 (0.56%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.91%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.35%) Derivative
4 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.23%) AS400
5 4 (2.23%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.23%) Clustering
5 4 (2.23%) Equities
5 4 (2.23%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.68%) FMCG
6 3 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.68%) Tandem
7 2 (1.12%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.12%) DataPower
7 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.49%) Windows
2 27 (15.08%) Linux
3 25 (13.97%) Unix
4 23 (12.85%) Windows Server
5 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.15%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.91%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (2.79%) Android
11 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.68%) AIX
12 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.12%) Solaris
14 1 (0.56%) HPUX
14 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.88%) ITIL
2 21 (11.73%) Change Management
3 19 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (7.82%) Migration
5 11 (6.15%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.03%) ETL
7 8 (4.47%) OO
7 8 (4.47%) SOA
7 8 (4.47%) Workflow
8 7 (3.91%) AOP
8 7 (3.91%) ERP
8 7 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.91%) Project Management
9 6 (3.35%) CRM
9 6 (3.35%) ERD
9 6 (3.35%) Logistics
9 6 (3.35%) Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (2.79%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.79%) Service Management
10 5 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.91%) SQL
2 15 (8.38%) Java
3 13 (7.26%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.47%) Perl
5 7 (3.91%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.35%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.23%) ABAP
7 4 (2.23%) C#
7 4 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.68%) VB
8 3 (1.68%) VBScript
9 2 (1.12%) C
9 2 (1.12%) C++
9 2 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.56%) Magik
10 1 (0.56%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.15%) Degree
2 11 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) MCSE
4 7 (3.91%) CCNA
4 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.23%) CCNP
6 4 (2.23%) MCP
7 3 (1.68%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.68%) MCSA
7 3 (1.68%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) MCSD
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.12%) GxP
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 19 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.79%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.79%) XenApp
5 4 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.23%) vSphere
6 3 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.12%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (3.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 7 (3.91%) SCCM
2 3 (1.68%) OpenView
2 3 (1.68%) SCOM
2 3 (1.68%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.12%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.12%) SCSM
3 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.12%) WSUS
4 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.56%) Opsview
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (27.93%) SAP
2 44 (24.58%) Oracle
3 43 (24.02%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.06%) Citrix
5 17 (9.50%) Red Hat
6 16 (8.94%) VMware
7 13 (7.26%) Cisco
8 10 (5.59%) Siebel
9 8 (4.47%) Northgate
10 6 (3.35%) HP
11 4 (2.23%) AppSense
11 4 (2.23%) CA
11 4 (2.23%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.23%) Cognos
11 4 (2.23%) Dell
11 4 (2.23%) IBM
11 4 (2.23%) Informatica
11 4 (2.23%) Sybase
12 3 (1.68%) Remedy
12 3 (1.68%) Symantec
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