The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 95 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.28% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate £188 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +32.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) MS Visio
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Confluence
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Spring Security
6 1 (5.56%) E-business
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Puppet
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
1 1 (5.56%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) E-business
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) RHCSA
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas