The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 542 514
Rank change year-on-year -16 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 50 97 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 65 81
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +12.59% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Consultant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Consultant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Top 26 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 March 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
England -5 44 £390 +11.42% 26
London +15 15 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England +2 6 £413 +26.92% 3
South East -7 4 £400 - 6
Tyne and Wear -8 4 £290 +20.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 4 £290 +20.83%
North East -11 4 £290 +20.83%
Hampshire +6 3 £400 +25.98% 3
Colchester - 3 £425 -
Essex - 3 £425 -
North West +22 2 £380 +102.66% 3
Scotland +17 2 £225 -37.50%
Manchester +6 2 £380 +102.66% 2
South West -5 2 £324 -0.38% 4
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Peterborough - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +21 1 £225 -
Bristol +4 1 £360 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +3 1 £400 +18.08% 2
Wiltshire -2 1 £288 -11.53%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £288 -
Stirling - 1 - -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 28 (26.42%) SAP
3 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.92%) Oracle
5 18 (16.98%) Windows
6 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
7 14 (13.21%) Windows Server
7 14 (13.21%) ITIL
8 13 (12.26%) SAP CO
8 13 (12.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (12.26%) SAP FI
8 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
9 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
10 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (9.43%) DHCP
10 10 (9.43%) DNS
11 9 (8.49%) IBM
11 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
11 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
11 9 (8.49%) Linux
11 9 (8.49%) Change Management
11 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
12 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (7.55%) Banking
12 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (7.55%) Blackberry
12 8 (7.55%) MCSE
13 7 (6.60%) MS Office

Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.66%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.83%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.89%) JBoss
8 1 (0.94%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.94%) IIS
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.94%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (12.26%) SAP CO
1 13 (12.26%) SAP FI
1 13 (12.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (4.72%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (2.83%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (2.83%) SAP HCM
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.89%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.89%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.89%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.89%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.94%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.83%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) DHCP
1 10 (9.43%) DNS
2 6 (5.66%) 3G
2 6 (5.66%) Skype
2 6 (5.66%) SSL
3 4 (3.77%) 4G
3 4 (3.77%) GSM
3 4 (3.77%) LTE
3 4 (3.77%) UMTS
4 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 3 (2.83%) HTTP
4 3 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.89%) SMTP
5 2 (1.89%) VPN
6 1 (0.94%) FTP
6 1 (0.94%) LAN
6 1 (0.94%) SNMP
6 1 (0.94%) VoIP
6 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.94%) DTS
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.94%) PVCS
1 1 (0.94%) Subversion
1 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.94%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Front Office
6 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) Middleware
2 3 (2.83%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) jQuery
3 1 (0.94%) REST
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.94%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.83%) Clustering
3 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) AS400
4 1 (0.94%) Derivative
4 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.94%) Equities
4 1 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.94%) Fintech
4 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.94%) Tandem
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 14 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.49%) Linux
4 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.60%) Unix
6 6 (5.66%) Android
6 6 (5.66%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.77%) AIX
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) OS/390
8 3 (2.83%) Solaris
9 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.21%) ITIL
2 9 (8.49%) Change Management
3 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.60%) Visualisation
5 6 (5.66%) Data Management
5 6 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (5.66%) Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (5.66%) SOA
6 5 (4.72%) High Availability
6 5 (4.72%) Migration
7 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.83%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.83%) ERP
8 3 (2.83%) Logistics
8 3 (2.83%) Master Data Management
8 3 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.83%) Project Management
8 3 (2.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) VBA
3 2 (1.89%) ABAP
3 2 (1.89%) C
3 2 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (0.94%) C++
4 1 (0.94%) Java
4 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.94%) Perl
4 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.55%) MCSE
5 4 (3.77%) Degree
6 3 (2.83%) CCA
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.89%) MCITP
7 2 (1.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.94%) CCNA
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.94%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) DameWare
1 2 (1.89%) WSUS
2 1 (0.94%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) SAP
2 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.92%) Oracle
4 9 (8.49%) IBM
5 6 (5.66%) Trend Micro
6 5 (4.72%) Cognos
6 5 (4.72%) Workday
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco
7 4 (3.77%) VMware
8 3 (2.83%) Citrix
8 3 (2.83%) Siebel
9 2 (1.89%) Altiris
9 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.89%) F5
9 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.89%) Reuters
10 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.94%) Splunk
10 1 (0.94%) Yardi