Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 733 688
Rank change year-on-year -16 -45 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 129 161 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 96 104
UK median daily rate £350 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% -4.67% +10.70%
10th Percentile £220 £253 £208
90th Percentile £500 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
UK median hourly rate - £27.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.00% -22.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +58.57% -9.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in the UK

Support Consultant
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 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
England -12 119 £350 -2.78% 11
UK excluding London +13 70 £350 - 7
London -20 48 £338 -10.00% 4
South East +7 26 £325 -5.45% 2
North of England +42 15 £290 -17.14% 4
Midlands +37 14 £488 +25.81%
East Midlands +8 9 £350 +7.69%
North West +13 8 £300 -17.24% 3
South West +2 7 £450 +9.09%
Yorkshire +33 5 £300 -40.00% 1
Scotland -7 5 £338 +4.65%
West Midlands +24 3 £475 +5.56%
North East +55 2 £280 -10.40%
East of England -29 2 £356 -16.18% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 33 (25.58%) SAP
2 28 (21.71%) Finance
3 23 (17.83%) Oracle
4 22 (17.05%) SQL
5 19 (14.73%) Windows
6 16 (12.40%) ERP
6 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
7 12 (9.30%) IBM
8 11 (8.53%) Office 365
8 11 (8.53%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
9 10 (7.75%) ITIL
9 10 (7.75%) Migration
10 9 (6.98%) VMware
10 9 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (6.98%) Data Management
10 9 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (6.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (6.20%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (6.20%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
11 8 (6.20%) Banking
11 8 (6.20%) Unix
11 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (6.20%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.43%) Cognos
12 7 (5.43%) Linux
12 7 (5.43%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (5.43%) Skype for Business

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 7 (5.43%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.33%) Apache
3 3 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.33%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.55%) Drupal
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.55%) IIS
4 2 (1.55%) JBoss
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.78%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (5.43%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (4.65%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (3.10%) SAP ERP
7 4 (3.10%) SAP SD
8 3 (2.33%) SAP FI
8 3 (2.33%) SAP HR
8 3 (2.33%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (1.55%) SAP Business One
9 2 (1.55%) SAP CO
9 2 (1.55%) SAP MM
9 2 (1.55%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Internet
2 4 (3.10%) Firewall
2 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) DHCP
5 1 (0.78%) HTTP
5 1 (0.78%) Intranet
5 1 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.78%) LDAP
5 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) Skype
5 1 (0.78%) SMS
5 1 (0.78%) SNMP
5 1 (0.78%) SSH
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) VSAN
5 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.10%) MySQL
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.55%) Big Data
4 2 (1.55%) DB2
4 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.78%) Informix
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.78%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) JIRA
1 4 (3.10%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) LSMW
3 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
3 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Billing
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Publishing
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Middleware
1 5 (3.88%) XML
2 4 (3.10%) .NET
2 4 (3.10%) J2EE
2 4 (3.10%) Node.js
3 3 (2.33%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (1.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.78%) Behat
5 1 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.78%) HTML5
5 1 (0.78%) JNDI
5 1 (0.78%) Kafka
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.78%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.78%) Spring
5 1 (0.78%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.33%) EPoS
2 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.55%) Clustering
3 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.78%) Equities
4 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.78%) PKI
4 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Windows
2 8 (6.20%) Unix
2 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.43%) Linux
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) VMS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.40%) ERP
2 10 (7.75%) ITIL
2 10 (7.75%) Migration
3 9 (6.98%) Data Management
4 8 (6.20%) E-Commerce
5 6 (4.65%) CRM
5 6 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (4.65%) Service Management
5 6 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.88%) ITSM
6 5 (3.88%) Workflow
7 3 (2.33%) Case Management
7 3 (2.33%) Content Management
7 3 (2.33%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (2.33%) Kanban
7 3 (2.33%) Master Data Management
7 3 (2.33%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.33%) Scrum
7 3 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) SQL
2 6 (4.65%) ABAP
2 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.88%) Java
4 3 (2.33%) Perl
4 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.33%) X++
5 2 (1.55%) PHP
5 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.55%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) AWK
6 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) Korn
6 1 (0.78%) sed
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) MCSA
2 4 (3.10%) MCSE
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) CEH
4 2 (1.55%) CISM
4 2 (1.55%) CISSP
4 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.55%) MCDST
4 2 (1.55%) MCP
5 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.55%) vSphere
4 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) NFS
5 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (1.55%) SCCM
1 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.78%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 33 (25.58%) SAP
2 23 (17.83%) Oracle
3 12 (9.30%) IBM
4 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.98%) VMware
6 7 (5.43%) Cognos
7 6 (4.65%) Cisco
8 5 (3.88%) Pegasus
9 4 (3.10%) Ariba
9 4 (3.10%) Citrix
10 3 (2.33%) BMC
10 3 (2.33%) hybris
10 3 (2.33%) JDA
11 2 (1.55%) Capita
11 2 (1.55%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.55%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.55%) Remedy
11 2 (1.55%) Splunk
11 2 (1.55%) Sun
11 2 (1.55%) Symantec