The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Consultant
England / North West
Rank 128 151 143
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £380 £188 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.66% -25.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in the North West

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in the North West

Support Consultant
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant 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 24 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
Manchester +3 2 £380 +102.66% 3
Support Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region featuring Support Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) SAP EWM
2 1 (16.67%) HSRP
2 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (16.67%) SAP EWM
2 1 (16.67%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HSRP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft