Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Consultant
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 139 151
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.10% 0.072% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.075% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Manchester median daily rate - £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +60.00%
North West median daily rate £513 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +26.67% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,784 2,662 2,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 95.79% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,772 1,720 1,888
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £233 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.28% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 120 60
Manchester median hourly rate £18.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +16.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.23 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.60%

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Support Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in Manchester

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in Manchester

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in Manchester

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Support Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) RS-232
2 1 (33.33%) RS-485
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming

Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) RS-232
1 1 (33.33%) RS-485
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix