The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
England / North East
Rank 76 73 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.55% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 688 831 585
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.42% 95.30% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 560 331
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 31
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Support Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in the North East

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in the North East

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in the North East

Support Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £290 +20.83%
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 East region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (60.00%) Android
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (60.00%) Office 365
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Trend Micro
4 6 (60.00%) Visualisation
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (60.00%) Skype

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Office Communications Server
1 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (30.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (10.00%) AquaLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DTS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) AS400
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Tandem
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Android
2 6 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) OS/390
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 6 (60.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MCSE
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Trend Micro
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Axway
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Sun