The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 18 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 108 112 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.69% 9.70% 9.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.22% 10.47% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 48
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
1314 1070 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.52% 92.64% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 554 580
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 86
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £413 -
Salford - 2 - - 1
Bolton +1 1 - -
Cheadle -1 1 £470 -14.54%
Altrincham - 1 £450 -
Oldham - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 52 (25.49%) SAP
1 52 (25.49%) Finance
2 25 (12.25%) SQL
3 21 (10.29%) Oracle
4 19 (9.31%) ERP
4 19 (9.31%) Migration
5 18 (8.82%) Information Security
5 18 (8.82%) Retail
5 18 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 15 (7.35%) Project Management
7 14 (6.86%) CISSP
7 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (6.86%) Windows
8 12 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 12 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (4.90%) CRM
9 10 (4.90%) LAN
9 10 (4.90%) WAN
9 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
9 10 (4.90%) Advertising
9 10 (4.90%) Firewall
9 10 (4.90%) SCCM
9 10 (4.90%) FMCG
9 10 (4.90%) Analytics
10 9 (4.41%) SAP PLM
10 9 (4.41%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (4.41%) PLM
10 9 (4.41%) Banking
10 9 (4.41%) ABAP
10 9 (4.41%) Cisco Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.92%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.47%) Lync
3 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.47%) IIS
3 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.98%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.96%) MS Project
3 2 (0.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) CATIA
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.41%) SAP PLM
1 9 (4.41%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (3.92%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.94%) SAP APO
3 6 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (2.45%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.96%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.96%) SAP SRM
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.47%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.47%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.98%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.98%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.98%) Agresso
7 2 (0.98%) SAP CS
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) LAN
1 10 (4.90%) WAN
1 10 (4.90%) Firewall
2 6 (2.94%) SAN
3 3 (1.47%) NAS
3 3 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.47%) DNS
4 2 (0.98%) Intranet
4 2 (0.98%) DHCP
4 2 (0.98%) VoIP
4 2 (0.98%) Wireless
4 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.41%) SAP BW
3 8 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.47%) DB2
7 2 (0.98%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.98%) MS Access
7 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.49%) QlikView
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) LSMW
2 2 (0.98%) Toad
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (25.49%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Retail
3 10 (4.90%) Advertising
4 9 (4.41%) Banking
5 3 (1.47%) Law
5 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.45%) .NET
2 4 (1.96%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.96%) Web Dynpro
2 4 (1.96%) SAP Business Workflow
3 3 (1.47%) SAP ALE
3 3 (1.47%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (1.47%) BAPI
3 3 (1.47%) Web Services
4 2 (0.98%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.49%) JSON
5 1 (0.49%) RESTful
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) ADSI
5 1 (0.49%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.90%) FMCG
2 6 (2.94%) Data Extraction
3 5 (2.45%) Replication
3 5 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (1.96%) Open Source
5 2 (0.98%) NHS
5 2 (0.98%) GIS
5 2 (0.98%) Clustering
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.49%) IVR
6 1 (0.49%) Statistics
6 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.86%) Windows
2 6 (2.94%) Linux
3 4 (1.96%) HPUX
4 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.47%) UNIX
5 2 (0.98%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.31%) ERP
1 19 (9.31%) Migration
2 18 (8.82%) Information Security
3 15 (7.35%) Project Management
4 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (4.90%) CRM
5 10 (4.90%) Analytics
6 9 (4.41%) PLM
7 8 (3.92%) Workflow
7 8 (3.92%) Data Migration
8 7 (3.43%) Security Architecture
8 7 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.43%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.43%) ETL
9 6 (2.94%) ITIL
9 6 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.45%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.45%) Coaching
10 5 (2.45%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.25%) SQL
2 9 (4.41%) ABAP
3 5 (2.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.96%) C
4 4 (1.96%) C#
4 4 (1.96%) Java
5 3 (1.47%) Python
5 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.47%) VBA
5 3 (1.47%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.49%) R
6 1 (0.49%) Scala
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.86%) CISSP
2 9 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.92%) CISM
4 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) CCNP
5 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.45%) MCITP
6 5 (2.45%) MCTS
6 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.96%) CISA
7 4 (1.96%) Degree
8 3 (1.47%) MCSE
8 3 (1.47%) MCSA
8 3 (1.47%) MCP
8 3 (1.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.49%) CRISC
9 1 (0.49%) GIAC
9 1 (0.49%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.94%) QA
4 4 (1.96%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.90%) SCCM
2 3 (1.47%) SCOM
3 2 (0.98%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 52 (25.49%) SAP
2 21 (10.29%) Oracle
3 18 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.92%) HP
4 8 (3.92%) Cisco
4 8 (3.92%) VMware
5 7 (3.43%) Veritas
6 6 (2.94%) Citrix
6 6 (2.94%) Sophos
6 6 (2.94%) Jaspersoft
7 5 (2.45%) Splunk
8 4 (1.96%) Adobe
9 3 (1.47%) WatchGuard
9 3 (1.47%) Veeam
9 3 (1.47%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.47%) Symantec
9 3 (1.47%) McAfee
9 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.47%) Juniper
9 3 (1.47%) NetApp
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