The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 76 79 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.088% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.094% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £323 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.58%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1170 1064 1264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.12% 93.50% 90.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 530 618
Average daily rate £330 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Support Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Consultant in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) VMware
1 10 (76.92%) SAN
1 10 (76.92%) Symantec
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) VMware ESX
3 7 (53.85%) Backup Exec
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) MCITP
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (30.77%) VCP5
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) SCOM
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) MCP
6 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) LAN

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Support Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) SAN
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) MCITP
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) VCP5
4 3 (23.08%) MCTS
4 3 (23.08%) MCP
4 3 (23.08%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 7 (53.85%) VMware ESX
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Backup Exec
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
1 10 (76.92%) Symantec
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Sophos