The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 253 264
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 5 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
Median daily rate £275 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £443 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £23.85 -
% change year-on-year +151.57% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +10 2 £336 -20.88% 1
Kent - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) PMO
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) Cobbler
2 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers

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 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 802.11
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) DPNSS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 1 (11.11%) IPsec
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) QSIG
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
1 1 (11.11%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (11.11%) Business Development
1 1 (11.11%) Change Management
1 1 (11.11%) ERP
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
1 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) CNA
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Novell Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PMO
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cobbler
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Ariba
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Epicor
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Mitel
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
2 1 (11.11%) Siemens
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk