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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 522 491 496
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 85 87 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 31
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£350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £208 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 4
Average hourly rate £14.69 £18.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.50% -54.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £28.80 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.69 £19.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.68% -52.50%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -21 78 £350 +16.66% 45
London +12 41 £345 +35.29% 10
East Midlands +4 9 £338 +31.45% 3
South East -24 9 £425 - 6
City of London +10 7 £338 +5.46% 5
North West -9 5 £300 - 4
East of England -14 5 £325 +49.08% 6
Manchester -12 4 £300 +4.34% 2
West Midlands -14 4 £350 +59.09% 5
Cambridgeshire - 4 £300 - 4
Birmingham -3 3 - - 1
Reading +16 2 £425 -2.85%
Berkshire +1 2 £425 -2.85%
West Yorkshire -1 2 £90 -82.00% 2
Surrey -7 2 £375 +20.96% 2
Yorkshire -9 2 £90 -82.00% 7
Leeds -10 2 £90 -82.00% 1
Hampshire -23 2 £425 - 3
South West -34 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 4
Cheshire +14 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 £350 -20.00%
Northampton -15 1 £338 +31.45%
Northamptonshire -18 1 £338 +31.45% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 57 (36.77%) Windows
2 39 (25.16%) SQL
2 39 (25.16%) Oracle
3 32 (20.65%) Finance
4 30 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 27 (17.42%) SAP
6 26 (16.77%) ITIL
7 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 23 (14.84%) UNIX
9 22 (14.19%) Linux
10 21 (13.55%) VMware
10 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (11.61%) PL/SQL
12 17 (10.97%) Windows 7
12 17 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.68%) Change Management
13 15 (9.68%) .NET
13 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
14 13 (8.39%) Java
14 13 (8.39%) Degree
15 12 (7.74%) Oracle EBS R12
15 12 (7.74%) C#
15 12 (7.74%) MS Exchange
15 12 (7.74%) SLA
16 11 (7.10%) LAN
16 11 (7.10%) WAN
16 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
16 11 (7.10%) XML

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (7.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.16%) Apache
3 7 (4.52%) IIS
4 6 (3.87%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.23%) JBoss
5 5 (3.23%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (3.23%) SAS
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.94%) Lync
7 3 (1.94%) AquaLogic
7 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle BPEL
7 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.94%) Documentum
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (4.52%) SAP QM
3 6 (3.87%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (2.58%) SAP SRM
4 4 (2.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (2.58%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (1.94%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.94%) Summit
5 3 (1.94%) Cordys
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) LAN
1 11 (7.10%) WAN
2 10 (6.45%) DNS
2 10 (6.45%) Firewall
3 9 (5.81%) SAN
4 5 (3.23%) DHCP
5 4 (2.58%) VPN
6 3 (1.94%) SSL
6 3 (1.94%) HTTP
6 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.94%) Internet
6 3 (1.94%) 3G
7 2 (1.29%) Wireless
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.29%) NAS
7 2 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.29%) FTP
8 1 (0.65%) LDAP
8 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.87%) MySQL
4 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.58%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (2.58%) Cognos Metric Studio
6 4 (2.58%) DB2
7 3 (1.94%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.94%) ZAP BI
7 3 (1.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.94%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.29%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.94%) Lombardi
3 2 (1.29%) PVCS
4 1 (0.65%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Firebug
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.52%) Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Front Office
5 4 (2.58%) French Language
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.94%) Advertising
7 2 (1.29%) Automotive
7 2 (1.29%) Back Office
7 2 (1.29%) German Language
7 2 (1.29%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) .NET
2 11 (7.10%) XML
3 7 (4.52%) Java EE
4 6 (3.87%) HTML
5 5 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.23%) CSS
6 4 (2.58%) Struts
6 4 (2.58%) Web Services
6 4 (2.58%) J2EE
6 4 (2.58%) SAP XI
6 4 (2.58%) OSGi
7 2 (1.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.65%) COM+
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
8 1 (0.65%) Middleware
8 1 (0.65%) BAPI
8 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.58%) Statistics
6 3 (1.94%) GIS
6 3 (1.94%) Equities
6 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.29%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.65%) Informatics
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (36.77%) Windows
2 23 (14.84%) UNIX
3 22 (14.19%) Linux
4 17 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.97%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.58%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.29%) Debian
10 2 (1.29%) Android
10 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.29%) AIX
11 1 (0.65%) HPUX
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.77%) ITIL
2 15 (9.68%) Change Management
3 10 (6.45%) Migration
4 9 (5.81%) ERP
5 8 (5.16%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.52%) Workflow
6 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.87%) Service Management
8 5 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.23%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.58%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.58%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.58%) CRM
10 3 (1.94%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.94%) SOA
10 3 (1.94%) Validation
10 3 (1.94%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (1.94%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.94%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.16%) SQL
2 18 (11.61%) PL/SQL
3 13 (8.39%) Java
4 12 (7.74%) C#
5 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.23%) Perl
7 4 (2.58%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.29%) VB
8 2 (1.29%) Korn
8 2 (1.29%) ABAP
9 1 (0.65%) Python
9 1 (0.65%) VBScript
9 1 (0.65%) X++
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) R
9 1 (0.65%) sed
9 1 (0.65%) AWK
9 1 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.39%) Degree
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) MCSE
6 5 (3.23%) MCITP
7 4 (2.58%) MCTS
7 4 (2.58%) CCNA
7 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.58%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.94%) MCSA
8 3 (1.94%) MCP
8 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.65%) VCP5
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.94%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.65%) NFS
5 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) SCCM
2 6 (3.87%) SCOM
3 3 (1.94%) DameWare
3 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.65%) SCSM
5 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.65%) Control-M
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (25.16%) Oracle
2 27 (17.42%) SAP
3 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 21 (13.55%) VMware
5 9 (5.81%) Citrix
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco
6 6 (3.87%) Cognos
7 5 (3.23%) Symantec
7 5 (3.23%) Informatica
7 5 (3.23%) Lotus
7 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.58%) Reuters
8 4 (2.58%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.58%) Sophos
8 4 (2.58%) IBM
9 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.94%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.94%) HP
9 3 (1.94%) ESRI
9 3 (1.94%) Altiris
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