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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 501 464 492
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 90 100 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 1
Average hourly rate £22.19 £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.52% -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+55.04% -66.66%

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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -27 84 £354 -2.07% 35
London +12 42 £354 -16.76% 15
South East -31 13 £400 -8.57% 4
East Midlands +11 10 £338 +12.12% 1
City of London +6 6 £400 -15.78% 11
West Midlands -4 5 £320 - 2
North West -7 5 £425 +54.54% 4
East of England -14 4 £375 +50.00% 2
Reading +14 3 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire -6 3 £425 -2.85% 1
Manchester -16 3 £300 +9.09% 2
Birmingham -4 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - - 2
Bristol -14 2 - -
Leeds -16 2 £90 -82.00% 1
West Yorkshire -17 2 £90 -82.00% 2
Yorkshire -17 2 £90 -82.00% 5
Hampshire -26 2 £425 +17.24%
South West -31 2 - - 2
Cambridge - 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire 0 1 £375 -
Essex -11 1 - -
Scotland -14 1 £350 -20.00%
Northampton -17 1 £338 +12.12%
Northamptonshire -19 1 £338 +12.12%
Buckinghamshire -20 1 - - 2
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 53 (33.97%) Windows
2 40 (25.64%) Oracle
3 39 (25.00%) SQL
4 34 (21.79%) Finance
5 29 (18.59%) ITIL
6 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 27 (17.31%) Active Directory
7 26 (16.67%) SAP
8 23 (14.74%) UNIX
9 22 (14.10%) Linux
10 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (12.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (12.18%) VMware
12 17 (10.90%) Change Management
13 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (10.26%) Windows 7
14 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
14 15 (9.62%) Java
14 15 (9.62%) PL/SQL
15 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
15 14 (8.97%) Security Cleared
16 13 (8.33%) Degree
16 13 (8.33%) .NET
16 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
16 13 (8.33%) Citrix
16 13 (8.33%) SLA
17 12 (7.69%) DNS
17 12 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
18 11 (7.05%) Service Delivery
18 11 (7.05%) Migration

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.13%) Apache
3 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.85%) IIS
3 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.21%) Lync
4 5 (3.21%) SAS
5 4 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.56%) JBoss
5 4 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (1.92%) AquaLogic
6 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.49%) MS Office
3 5 (3.21%) MS Project
4 4 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (4.49%) SAP QM
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (3.21%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (1.92%) SAP SRM
7 3 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle ASCP
7 3 (1.92%) Cerner Millennium
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (1.92%) Cordys
7 3 (1.92%) SAP SD
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) DNS
2 10 (6.41%) SAN
2 10 (6.41%) LAN
2 10 (6.41%) WAN
3 7 (4.49%) DHCP
3 7 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.28%) BGP
5 2 (1.28%) Network Security
5 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.28%) VPN
5 2 (1.28%) Wireless
6 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.64%) IMAP
6 1 (0.64%) Intranet
6 1 (0.64%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (3.85%) MySQL
5 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.56%) DB2
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.56%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.92%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.92%) ZAP BI
7 3 (1.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.28%) SQLBase
8 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.92%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.28%) PVCS
4 1 (0.64%) Firebug
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.64%) MSI
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 34 (21.79%) Finance
2 7 (4.49%) Front Office
2 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) French Language
4 3 (1.92%) German Language
4 3 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.28%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Law
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
5 2 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.64%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.64%) Romanian Language
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) .NET
2 8 (5.13%) XML
3 7 (4.49%) Java EE
4 5 (3.21%) HTML
4 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.21%) CSS
5 4 (2.56%) Struts
5 4 (2.56%) Web Services
5 4 (2.56%) J2EE
5 4 (2.56%) SAP XI
5 4 (2.56%) OSGi
6 3 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.64%) WF
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.64%) jQuery
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.64%) HTML5
7 1 (0.64%) CSS3
7 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.21%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.56%) Statistics
6 3 (1.92%) NHS
6 3 (1.92%) GIS
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) Equities
7 2 (1.28%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.28%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.64%) Informatics
8 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) Derivative
8 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.97%) Windows
2 23 (14.74%) UNIX
3 22 (14.10%) Linux
4 19 (12.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.21%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.28%) Debian
10 2 (1.28%) Android
10 2 (1.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.64%) Solaris
11 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.59%) ITIL
2 17 (10.90%) Change Management
3 11 (7.05%) Service Delivery
3 11 (7.05%) Migration
4 8 (5.13%) Workflow
5 7 (4.49%) ERP
5 7 (4.49%) Service Management
6 6 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.21%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.56%) SOA
8 4 (2.56%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.56%) Project Management
8 4 (2.56%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (2.56%) Change Control
9 3 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.92%) BPMN
9 3 (1.92%) Waterfall
9 3 (1.92%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (9.62%) Java
2 15 (9.62%) PL/SQL
3 10 (6.41%) C#
4 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.21%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.92%) Perl
5 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.64%) ABAP
6 1 (0.64%) Python
6 1 (0.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) Degree
3 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.21%) MCTS
6 5 (3.21%) MCITP
6 5 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.21%) MCSE
7 4 (2.56%) CCNA
7 4 (2.56%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.92%) MCP
8 3 (1.92%) MCSA
8 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.64%) CCNP
9 1 (0.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) SLA
2 7 (4.49%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.56%) vSphere
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.92%) XenApp
6 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.64%) NFS
7 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.64%) XenServer
7 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) SCCM
2 6 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.28%) WSUS
3 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.28%) Control-M
3 2 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.64%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.64%) SCSM
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 40 (25.64%) Oracle
2 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 26 (16.67%) SAP
4 19 (12.18%) VMware
5 13 (8.33%) Citrix
6 6 (3.85%) Cisco
6 6 (3.85%) Symantec
7 5 (3.21%) Cognos
7 5 (3.21%) Fidessa
8 4 (2.56%) HP
8 4 (2.56%) IBM
8 4 (2.56%) McAfee
8 4 (2.56%) Sophos
8 4 (2.56%) Informatica
8 4 (2.56%) Lotus
9 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.92%) Reuters
9 3 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.92%) ESRI
9 3 (1.92%) Metastorm
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