The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 85 71 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.01% 7.36% 8.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.47% 7.82% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 52
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £570 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 4
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 65 (34.03%) SAP
2 36 (18.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.75%) Finance
4 24 (12.57%) SQL
4 24 (12.57%) Oracle
5 21 (10.99%) Windows
6 19 (9.95%) CRM
7 18 (9.42%) DNS
8 17 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (8.38%) Migration
10 15 (7.85%) Project Management
11 14 (7.33%) HP
12 13 (6.81%) Firewall
12 13 (6.81%) Data Migration
13 12 (6.28%) SAP Implementation
13 12 (6.28%) Juniper
13 12 (6.28%) Active Directory
13 12 (6.28%) SQL Server
13 12 (6.28%) Asset Management
14 11 (5.76%) Linux
14 11 (5.76%) ERP
14 11 (5.76%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (5.76%) Procure-to-pay
15 10 (5.24%) Security Cleared
15 10 (5.24%) Test Scripting
15 10 (5.24%) SAP APO
15 10 (5.24%) Middleware
15 10 (5.24%) LDAP
15 10 (5.24%) DHCP
15 10 (5.24%) SNMP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (5.24%) SAP APO
3 9 (4.71%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (4.71%) SAP CRM
4 8 (4.19%) Exstream
5 7 (3.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (2.62%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (2.62%) Maximo
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle SCM
6 5 (2.62%) SAP SD
7 4 (2.09%) SAP MM
7 4 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (2.09%) SAP BPC
8 3 (1.57%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (1.05%) SAP FI
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.42%) DNS
2 13 (6.81%) Firewall
3 10 (5.24%) LDAP
3 10 (5.24%) DHCP
3 10 (5.24%) SNMP
4 8 (4.19%) SMTP
5 7 (3.66%) MPLS
5 7 (3.66%) NetScreen
6 5 (2.62%) SAN
7 2 (1.05%) SSH
7 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.52%) FTP
8 1 (0.52%) HTTP
8 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.52%) SSL
8 1 (0.52%) LAN
8 1 (0.52%) WAN
8 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) SAP BI
2 8 (4.19%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.57%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (3.14%) LSMW
2 2 (1.05%) ProC
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CE
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Toad
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (16.75%) Finance
2 8 (4.19%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.62%) Retail
4 3 (1.57%) Billing
4 3 (1.57%) Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.52%) French Language
5 1 (0.52%) German Language
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.24%) Middleware
2 3 (1.57%) XSLT
2 3 (1.57%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (0.52%) ISPF
4 1 (0.52%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.52%) EDI
4 1 (0.52%) DOM
4 1 (0.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.14%) FMCG
2 3 (1.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.52%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.99%) Windows
2 11 (5.76%) Linux
3 8 (4.19%) UNIX
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.52%) AIX
7 1 (0.52%) HPUX
7 1 (0.52%) Solaris
7 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.95%) CRM
2 17 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (8.38%) Migration
4 15 (7.85%) Project Management
5 13 (6.81%) Data Migration
6 12 (6.28%) SAP Implementation
6 12 (6.28%) Asset Management
7 11 (5.76%) ERP
7 11 (5.76%) Procure-to-pay
8 10 (5.24%) Test Scripting
8 10 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.71%) ITIL
10 8 (4.19%) Network Management
11 7 (3.66%) Network Architecture
11 7 (3.66%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (3.66%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.14%) Service Management
12 6 (3.14%) Data Modelling
13 5 (2.62%) Performance Management
13 5 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.57%) SQL
2 9 (4.71%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.66%) ABAP
4 3 (1.57%) Java
5 2 (1.05%) XPath
6 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.66%) JNCIE
3 7 (3.66%) CCIE
3 7 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.62%) Degree
5 3 (1.57%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) MCTS
7 1 (0.52%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.62%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.57%) XenApp
5 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Samba
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (3.14%) WMI
1 6 (3.14%) SCOM
2 5 (2.62%) SCSM
2 5 (2.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.62%) MOM
3 4 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.09%) SCCM
4 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Control-M
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (34.03%) SAP
2 36 (18.85%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.57%) Oracle
4 14 (7.33%) HP
5 12 (6.28%) Juniper
6 7 (3.66%) Cisco
7 6 (3.14%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.14%) VMware
8 5 (2.62%) JBoss
8 5 (2.62%) Symantec
9 4 (2.09%) Citrix
9 4 (2.09%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (1.57%) Cognos
10 3 (1.57%) Informatica
11 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.05%) Epicor
11 2 (1.05%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.05%) Siebel
11 2 (1.05%) IBM
11 2 (1.05%) Teradata
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