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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 577 570 520
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 69 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 47
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.99 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.85 - -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -5 57 £400 +14.28% 39
London 0 31 £400 +23.07% 12
City of London +39 9 £475 +58.33% 5
South East -16 7 £425 +30.76% 10
North West -2 6 £375 - 6
North East -56 4 £360 -
Tyne and Wear -60 4 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -63 4 £360 -
Hampshire +12 3 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England +7 3 £175 -63.15% 3
South West -1 3 - - 1
Berkshire -10 3 £413 +3.12% 2
Scotland - 3 £338 - 3
Isle of Man +5 2 £103 -78.64%
Essex +4 2 £175 -66.66% 1
Reading 0 2 £413 +10.00%
Manchester -14 2 £319 - 4
Glasgow - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridge +18 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Gloucestershire -4 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -29 1 - - 2
Brentford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (25.30%) SAP
1 42 (25.30%) Windows
2 40 (24.10%) Oracle
2 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 33 (19.88%) Finance
4 29 (17.47%) ITIL
4 29 (17.47%) Linux
5 28 (16.87%) SQL
6 26 (15.66%) Unix
7 18 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.84%) Oracle Database
7 18 (10.84%) Windows Server
8 17 (10.24%) Security Cleared
8 17 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (10.24%) Change Management
8 17 (10.24%) Red Hat
9 16 (9.64%) Active Directory
10 15 (9.04%) VMware
10 15 (9.04%) Java
10 15 (9.04%) SQL Server
11 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
11 14 (8.43%) Citrix
11 14 (8.43%) Banking
12 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (7.83%) DNS
12 13 (7.83%) Migration
13 12 (7.23%) JIRA
13 12 (7.23%) Data Centre
14 11 (6.63%) Middleware

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 10 (6.02%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.42%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.22%) IIS
4 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.01%) Confluence
5 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.20%) Apache
8 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.20%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.60%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.61%) MS Office
5 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.60%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Documaker
1 7 (4.22%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.01%) SAP PP
3 4 (2.41%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (2.41%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.41%) SAP SRM
3 4 (2.41%) SAP WM
4 3 (1.81%) SAP HCM
5 2 (1.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (1.20%) Primavera
5 2 (1.20%) ResourceLink
5 2 (1.20%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.20%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.20%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.20%) SAP MDM
5 2 (1.20%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) AdSense
3 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) DNS
2 8 (4.82%) Firewall
3 7 (4.22%) DHCP
4 6 (3.61%) LAN
5 5 (3.01%) SSH
6 4 (2.41%) Internet
6 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.41%) WAN
7 3 (1.81%) IPsec
7 3 (1.81%) LDAP
7 3 (1.81%) Network Security
7 3 (1.81%) SSL
7 3 (1.81%) VPN
7 3 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.81%) Wireless
8 2 (1.20%) FTP
8 2 (1.20%) HTTP
8 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.20%) PBX
8 2 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) Oracle Database
2 15 (9.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (6.02%) SAP BW
4 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (2.41%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.81%) DB2
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.81%) SAP BI
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.60%) NWDI
2 1 (0.60%) NWDS
2 1 (0.60%) VisualVM
General
1 33 (19.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.41%) Advertising
5 4 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.81%) Law
6 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.63%) Middleware
2 7 (4.22%) Java EE
2 7 (4.22%) WebCenter
3 6 (3.61%) XML
4 5 (3.01%) .NET
5 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (1.20%) EDI
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) jQuery
5 2 (1.20%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.60%) Autofac
6 1 (0.60%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.60%) Murex MxML
6 1 (0.60%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.60%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.61%) Derivative
5 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.41%) Equities
6 4 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.41%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.81%) AS400
7 3 (1.81%) Clustering
7 3 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.81%) Tandem
8 2 (1.20%) DataPower
8 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.20%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.30%) Windows
2 29 (17.47%) Linux
3 26 (15.66%) Unix
4 18 (10.84%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.22%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.81%) AIX
10 3 (1.81%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Solaris
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.47%) ITIL
2 18 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.24%) Change Management
4 13 (7.83%) Migration
5 10 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.02%) Project Management
6 9 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (5.42%) Workflow
7 8 (4.82%) OO
7 8 (4.82%) SOA
8 7 (4.22%) AOP
9 6 (3.61%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.61%) SDLC
9 6 (3.61%) Service Management
10 5 (3.01%) High Availability
10 5 (3.01%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.01%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.01%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.01%) Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (2.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.87%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) Java
3 10 (6.02%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.82%) Perl
5 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.41%) ABAP
6 4 (2.41%) C#
7 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.81%) VB
7 3 (1.81%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) C
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.60%) Magik
9 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.60%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.42%) Degree
5 7 (4.22%) CCNA
5 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.61%) MCSE
7 4 (2.41%) MCP
8 3 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.81%) CCNP
8 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.81%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.81%) MCSA
8 3 (1.81%) SAP Certification
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) MCITP
9 2 (1.20%) MCSD
9 2 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.01%) Terminal Services
3 5 (3.01%) XenApp
4 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.81%) vSphere
4 3 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
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%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 7 (4.22%) SCCM
2 3 (1.81%) OpenView
3 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.60%) MOM
4 1 (0.60%) Netcool
4 1 (0.60%) Opsview
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
4 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (25.30%) SAP
2 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (24.10%) Oracle
3 17 (10.24%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.04%) VMware
5 14 (8.43%) Citrix
6 11 (6.63%) Cisco
6 11 (6.63%) Siebel
7 6 (3.61%) HP
8 5 (3.01%) Cognos
9 4 (2.41%) AppSense
9 4 (2.41%) CA
9 4 (2.41%) Dell
9 4 (2.41%) IBM
9 4 (2.41%) Informatica
9 4 (2.41%) Sybase
10 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.81%) Northgate
10 3 (1.81%) Remedy
10 3 (1.81%) Symantec
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