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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Consultant
Rank 160 150 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.100% 0.051% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.054% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £288 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £450 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
Support Consultant
England

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
3802 3677 2957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.67% 94.50% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 1973 1574
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 226 200
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £11.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 4 £288 - 2
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 North West region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (5.56%) Case Management
5 1 (5.56%) Puppet
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Handset
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
1 7 (38.89%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Case Management
4 1 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) RHCSA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) IronPort
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) RightFax
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas
3 1 (5.56%) VMware