The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Consultant
Rank 142 125 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£138 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.85% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
Support Consultant
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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
3165 2585 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.06% 93.66% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1324 1081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 203 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £138 -
Manchester - - - - 4
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) MS Project
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) SAP PP
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) SAP

Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Project
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (9.09%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) SAP