The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 583 573
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 44 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 46
Median daily rate £335 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £30.99 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.64% -  
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. 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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 30 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 26 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
England +20 42 £335 -16.25% 24
London -23 14 £300 -25.00% 2
South East +28 5 £275 -35.29% 6
North East +68 3 £285 -20.83%
North West +21 3 £368 -8.12% 3
South West +5 3 £288 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +75 2 £285 -20.83%
Tyne and Wear +72 2 £285 -20.83%
Manchester +13 2 £400 +25.49% 2
Hampshire +7 2 £336 -20.88% 1
Exeter - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Devon - 2 - -
West Midlands +23 1 £475 - 1
Wiltshire +6 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £400 - 2
East of England -7 1 £400 +128.57% 2
Basingstoke -12 1 £275 -35.29%
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Lincoln - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £475 -
Corsham - 1 £288 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £335 -
Portsmouth - 1 £398 -
Merseyside - 1 £335 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 21 (22.34%) SAP
3 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
5 14 (14.89%) IBM
5 14 (14.89%) Cognos
5 14 (14.89%) Cognos Controller
5 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
6 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.64%) ITIL
7 9 (9.57%) Oracle
7 9 (9.57%) SAP FI
7 9 (9.57%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (9.57%) SAP CO
8 8 (8.51%) Banking
8 8 (8.51%) DNS
8 8 (8.51%) Windows
8 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
8 8 (8.51%) DHCP
9 7 (7.45%) SQL
9 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (7.45%) Migration
9 7 (7.45%) Change Management
9 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
9 7 (7.45%) Office 365
9 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
10 6 (6.38%) Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
11 5 (5.32%) Project Management

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 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.32%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) SAS
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Cognos Controller
2 9 (9.57%) SAP CO
2 9 (9.57%) SAP FI
2 9 (9.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (3.19%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (3.19%) SAP HCM
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.13%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.13%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (2.13%) SAP SD
4 2 (2.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.06%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (1.06%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) DHCP
1 8 (8.51%) DNS
2 5 (5.32%) Skype
3 2 (2.13%) BGP
3 2 (2.13%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (1.06%) 802.11
4 1 (1.06%) DPNSS
4 1 (1.06%) IPsec
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) MPLS
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) QSIG
4 1 (1.06%) SMS
4 1 (1.06%) SNMP
4 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
4 1 (1.06%) Wireless
4 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.13%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.06%) GIS
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQLPlus
General
1 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.13%) Front Office
4 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Local Government
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.06%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.13%) Clustering
2 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.06%) EMV
3 1 (1.06%) FMCG
3 1 (1.06%) Life Science
3 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.32%) Android
3 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.32%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Unix
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.64%) ITIL
2 7 (7.45%) Change Management
2 7 (7.45%) Migration
3 6 (6.38%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (5.32%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (5.32%) Project Management
4 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.19%) Data Management
5 3 (3.19%) Information Management
6 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.13%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.13%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.13%) Master Data Management
6 2 (2.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.13%) Order to Cash
6 2 (2.13%) Record to Report
6 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.13%) Validation
6 2 (2.13%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) ABAP
2 1 (1.06%) C
2 1 (1.06%) C#
2 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.32%) MCSE
5 3 (3.19%) Degree
6 2 (2.13%) CCA
6 2 (2.13%) CCNP
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.13%) MCITP
6 2 (2.13%) MCTS
7 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) CCIE
7 1 (1.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) CISSP
7 1 (1.06%) CNA
7 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) PMO
2 2 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) WSUS
2 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.06%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) SAP
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.89%) Cognos
3 14 (14.89%) IBM
4 9 (9.57%) Oracle
5 5 (5.32%) Trend Micro
6 3 (3.19%) Cisco
6 3 (3.19%) Siebel
6 3 (3.19%) Workday
7 2 (2.13%) BMC
7 2 (2.13%) Citrix
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.13%) VMware
8 1 (1.06%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.06%) Ariba
8 1 (1.06%) Calypso
8 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.06%) Epicor
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.06%) Siemens
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