Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 726 682
Rank change year-on-year +8 -44 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 119 105 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 64 98
England median daily rate £375 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £210 £275 £164
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
England median hourly rate £55.00 £5.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1000.00% -66.67% -32.40%
10th Percentile £32.50 £5.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £5.00 £39.30
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +69.23% +116.67% -32.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,733 85,247 94,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,185 56,131 61,000
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,917 3,593
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Support Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in England

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in England

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Consultant in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Consultant in England

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in England

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 51 £388 +3.33% 20
South East -7 29 £250 -31.51% 10
North of England +28 14 £460 +47.20% 17
Midlands +11 14 £425 +41.67% 11
East Midlands +5 10 £350 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire +19 8 £460 -8.00% 9
North West +5 6 £475 +31.03% 8
East of England -14 6 £400 -5.88% 5
South West +2 4 - - 13
West Midlands +23 3 - - 8
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 across the England region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 32 (26.89%) SAP
2 31 (26.05%) Finance
3 22 (18.49%) Oracle
4 20 (16.81%) Windows
5 19 (15.97%) ERP
6 17 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 16 (13.45%) SQL
8 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
9 12 (10.08%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (10.08%) Office 365
9 12 (10.08%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (9.24%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (8.40%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (8.40%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (8.40%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (7.56%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (6.72%) Unix
13 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
13 8 (6.72%) Java
13 8 (6.72%) ABAP
13 8 (6.72%) Pegasus
13 8 (6.72%) Internet
13 8 (6.72%) VMware
13 8 (6.72%) Data Management
13 8 (6.72%) Oracle iProcurement
13 8 (6.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
14 7 (5.88%) Skype for Business
14 7 (5.88%) Billing
14 7 (5.88%) Banking

Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.36%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.52%) SAP Portal
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.68%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.84%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.84%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 12 (10.08%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (9.24%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (8.40%) Oracle Assets
3 10 (8.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (8.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (7.56%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (6.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 8 (6.72%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (4.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (3.36%) SAP ERP
7 4 (3.36%) SAP MM
8 3 (2.52%) SAP HR
8 3 (2.52%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (1.68%) SAP Business One
9 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
9 2 (1.68%) SAP SD
9 2 (1.68%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) Office 365
2 5 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.84%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) Firewall
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.68%) DNS
3 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.84%) DHCP
4 1 (0.84%) HTTP
4 1 (0.84%) Intranet
4 1 (0.84%) LAN
4 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.84%) SAN
4 1 (0.84%) Skype
4 1 (0.84%) SNMP
4 1 (0.84%) SSH
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
4 1 (0.84%) VSAN
4 1 (0.84%) WAN
4 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.68%) Big Data
2 2 (1.68%) DB2
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.84%) Informix
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.84%) UniData
3 1 (0.84%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JIRA
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.84%) LSMW
3 1 (0.84%) Selenium
3 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Banking
2 7 (5.88%) Billing
3 4 (3.36%) Advertising
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.68%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.68%) Back Office
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) French Language
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) German Language
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) J2EE
1 4 (3.36%) Middleware
1 4 (3.36%) Node.js
1 4 (3.36%) XML
2 2 (1.68%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.84%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.84%) Behat
3 1 (0.84%) CGI
3 1 (0.84%) HTML
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) JDBC
3 1 (0.84%) Kafka
3 1 (0.84%) Murex MxML
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.84%) phpspec
3 1 (0.84%) SAML
3 1 (0.84%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.84%) Symfony
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.68%) Clustering
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.68%) PKI
4 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.84%) Derivative
4 1 (0.84%) EPoS
4 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Unix
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.04%) Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.84%) AIX
6 1 (0.84%) MVS
6 1 (0.84%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) VMS
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) ERP
2 8 (6.72%) Data Management
3 6 (5.04%) CRM
3 6 (5.04%) ITIL
3 6 (5.04%) Migration
3 6 (5.04%) Problem Management
4 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (3.36%) Service Management
5 3 (2.52%) Change Management
5 3 (2.52%) Content Development
5 3 (2.52%) ITSM
5 3 (2.52%) SOA
5 3 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (2.52%) Workflow
6 2 (1.68%) Case Management
6 2 (1.68%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (1.68%) Open Source Development
6 2 (1.68%) Order to Cash
6 2 (1.68%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) SQL
2 8 (6.72%) ABAP
2 8 (6.72%) Java
3 4 (3.36%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.68%) Perl
4 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.68%) Python
5 1 (0.84%) AWK
5 1 (0.84%) C++
5 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) Korn
5 1 (0.84%) PHP
5 1 (0.84%) sed
5 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.84%) UniBasic
5 1 (0.84%) VBScript
5 1 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) MCSA
2 3 (2.52%) MCSE
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) CCIE
4 1 (0.84%) CCNP
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.84%) MCDST
4 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.68%) vSphere
4 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.84%) NFS
5 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.84%) XenApp
5 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
1 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.84%) Ansible
2 1 (0.84%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) SAP
2 22 (18.49%) Oracle
3 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.72%) Pegasus
4 8 (6.72%) VMware
5 6 (5.04%) Cisco
6 5 (4.20%) IBM
7 3 (2.52%) Ariba
7 3 (2.52%) Citrix
7 3 (2.52%) hybris
7 3 (2.52%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.52%) JDA
7 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.68%) BMC
8 2 (1.68%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.68%) Remedy
8 2 (1.68%) Sage
8 2 (1.68%) Splunk
9 1 (0.84%) Avaya
9 1 (0.84%) CA