The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 105 137 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.88% 8.97% 8.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 9.38% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 59
Median daily rate £428 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.00%
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
1700 1461 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.18% 95.68% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 859 656
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport -4 8 £469 - 2
Bolton +4 3 £400 -
Bury - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Manchester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 48 (19.35%) Finance
2 34 (13.71%) SAP
3 33 (13.31%) Migration
4 32 (12.90%) Information Security
5 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (11.69%) Oracle
6 29 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (10.48%) SQL
8 26 (10.48%) Windows
9 24 (9.68%) PCI DSS
10 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
11 21 (8.47%) Data Centre
12 19 (7.66%) Unix
13 18 (7.26%) Active Directory
13 18 (7.26%) Network Security
14 17 (6.85%) Splunk
14 17 (6.85%) MS Excel
14 17 (6.85%) Risk Management
15 16 (6.45%) Security Management
15 16 (6.45%) Project Management
15 16 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (6.05%) CISSP
16 15 (6.05%) CRM
16 15 (6.05%) Linux
16 15 (6.05%) Management Information System
17 14 (5.65%) PKI
17 14 (5.65%) IBM
17 14 (5.65%) Symantec

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.02%) Confluence
3 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.61%) CMS
4 4 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.21%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.21%) Drupal
5 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.21%) GeoServer
5 3 (1.21%) IIS
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) Jetty
6 2 (0.81%) Moodle
6 2 (0.81%) nginx
6 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) MS Office
4 3 (1.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.63%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.21%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.21%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.21%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.81%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.81%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.40%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.42%) Office 365
3 5 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.61%) SaaS
5 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.81%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.26%) Network Security
2 10 (4.03%) Firewall
3 7 (2.82%) DNS
4 5 (2.02%) DHCP
5 4 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.61%) WAN
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.21%) FTP
6 3 (1.21%) HTTP
6 3 (1.21%) LAN
6 3 (1.21%) SAN
7 2 (0.81%) Intranet
7 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.81%) IPsec
7 2 (0.81%) LDAP
7 2 (0.81%) VPN
8 1 (0.40%) DMZ
8 1 (0.40%) Extranet
8 1 (0.40%) MPLS
8 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.82%) Oracle ODI
1 7 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) DataStage
2 5 (2.02%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.61%) GIS
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.21%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.81%) Big Data
5 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.81%) DB2
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.23%) JIRA
2 7 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.61%) Ant
5 3 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.81%) Selenium
6 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.81%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
7 1 (0.40%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (19.35%) Finance
2 9 (3.63%) Banking
2 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (1.61%) Law
5 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.44%) .NET
2 6 (2.42%) Middleware
3 5 (2.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.02%) Web Services
4 4 (1.61%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.61%) CSS
4 4 (1.61%) CSS3
4 4 (1.61%) HTML5
4 4 (1.61%) SAML
4 4 (1.61%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.61%) Visualforce
5 3 (1.21%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.21%) Ember.js
5 3 (1.21%) Node.js
5 3 (1.21%) OAuth
5 3 (1.21%) React
6 2 (0.81%) J2EE
6 2 (0.81%) Servlets
6 2 (0.81%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.05%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.65%) PKI
5 8 (3.23%) User Experience
6 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.21%) Clustering
7 3 (1.21%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.21%) FMCG
7 3 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.21%) iPad
8 2 (0.81%) EFT
8 2 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.81%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.48%) Windows
2 19 (7.66%) Unix
3 15 (6.05%) Linux
4 4 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.21%) AIX
5 3 (1.21%) Solaris
5 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.40%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) HPUX
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.31%) Migration
2 32 (12.90%) Information Security
3 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.85%) Risk Management
5 16 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (6.45%) Project Management
5 16 (6.45%) Security Management
6 15 (6.05%) CRM
7 13 (5.24%) SIEM
8 12 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (4.84%) Data Migration
8 12 (4.84%) SDLC
9 11 (4.44%) Information Security Management
9 11 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (4.03%) ETL
10 10 (4.03%) Threat Management
11 9 (3.63%) Dashboard Development
12 8 (3.23%) Data Management
12 8 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.48%) SQL
2 13 (5.24%) Java
3 9 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.82%) PHP
4 7 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.42%) C#
6 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.61%) Apex Code
7 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.21%) C
9 2 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.40%) ABAP
10 1 (0.40%) Korn
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (6.05%) CISSP
2 11 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.63%) CISM
4 4 (1.61%) Degree
4 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.81%) CCNP
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CCSA
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) CISA
7 1 (0.40%) CLAS
7 1 (0.40%) GIAC
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (3.63%) COBIT
5 3 (1.21%) QA
6 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.81%) P3O
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.21%) Snort
3 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) Docker
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) RACF
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.40%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (2.82%) Puppet
3 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.21%) SCCM
5 2 (0.81%) Ansible
5 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.81%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Mesos
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.40%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.40%) QRadar
6 1 (0.40%) Salt
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (13.71%) SAP
2 29 (11.69%) Oracle
3 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.85%) Splunk
5 14 (5.65%) IBM
5 14 (5.65%) Symantec
6 13 (5.24%) Cisco
6 13 (5.24%) Intel Security
7 10 (4.03%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (3.23%) HP
9 7 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.82%) VMware
10 6 (2.42%) Citrix
10 6 (2.42%) IronPort
10 6 (2.42%) Qualys
11 5 (2.02%) Dell
11 5 (2.02%) hybris
12 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.61%) Veritas
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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