The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 96 97 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.066% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.069% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £288 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.85 - -
Support Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1711 1457 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.21% 95.73% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 855 661
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £33.55 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 Manchester region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Confluence
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Banking

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Case Management
3 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) IronPort
3 1 (10.00%) RightFax
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware