Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 136 154
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Manchester median daily rate £250 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +26.32%
10th Percentile £225 £260 £255
90th Percentile £275 £340 £345
North West median daily rate £275 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -8.33% -14.29% +75.00%
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 2,970 2,699 3,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.97% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 1,677 2,146
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 112 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.58 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%

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 22 October 2018, 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) RS-232
4 1 (20.00%) RS-485
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) RS-232
1 1 (20.00%) RS-485
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle