The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Consultant
Rank 123 126 138
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.080% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +233.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Consultant
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +3 10 £300 - 4
Cheshire +2 1 - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Support Consultant
England

Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) VMware
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 10 (66.67%) SAN
2 10 (66.67%) Symantec
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
4 7 (46.67%) Backup Exec
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (26.67%) VCP5
7 3 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) SCOM
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) SAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) MCITP
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (26.67%) VCP5
4 3 (20.00%) MCTS
4 3 (20.00%) MCSA
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Symantec
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) Sophos
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix