The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank - - 95
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £401 £419
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1284 1122 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.81% 90.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 566 667
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 88 111
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) BPR
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Transition Management
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Birst
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (20.00%) French Language
4 1 (20.00%) German Language
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Transition Management
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) BPR
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
1 1 (20.00%) Birst