Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 355 366
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 26 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 24
South East median daily rate £288 £344 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% -5.17% +13.28%
10th Percentile £216 £291 £183
90th Percentile £496 £481 £454
England median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £27.50 -
England median hourly rate - £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +85.00% +2.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in the South East

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in the South East

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Consultant in the South East

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in the South East

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +12 9 £250 -23.08% 3
Thames Valley +4 9 £288 -39.47% 2
Berkshire -1 5 £288 -33.33% 1
Surrey -14 3 £500 +11.11%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £350 -26.32% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 2 £250 -
Middlesex - 2 £225 -
West Sussex -8 1 £450 +59.29%
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 South East region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Office 365
3 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
3 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) Unix
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) SAP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) ERP
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Internet
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.69%) Billing
7 2 (7.69%) Clustering
7 2 (7.69%) Marketing
7 2 (7.69%) MCDST
7 2 (7.69%) hybris
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Payables

Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (3.85%) JDE World
3 1 (3.85%) Sage 1000
3 1 (3.85%) Sage 500
3 1 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) Informix
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) VoltDB
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CGI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) MVS
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) VMS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ERP
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Logistics
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) AWK
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) sed
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCDST
1 2 (7.69%) MCP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSA
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) hybris
3 2 (7.69%) Pegasus
4 1 (3.85%) Ariba
4 1 (3.85%) BMC
4 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Sage
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase