The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
England / North West
Rank - 146 140
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 0 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 8
Median daily rate - £188 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £319 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 across the North West region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) EDI
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) SAP HR
3 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
3 1 (16.67%) SSCP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (16.67%) SAP EWM
2 1 (16.67%) SAP HR
2 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) EDI
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
1 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) SANS
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) SSCP
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) LogRhythm
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk