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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 114 85 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.13% 7.46% 9.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.60% 7.97% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 30 66
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £560 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1188 1066 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 93.51% 90.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 532 625
Average daily rate £325 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 87 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Altrincham -3 2 - - 2
Bolton - 1 £410 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 63 (32.81%) SAP
2 32 (16.67%) Finance
3 29 (15.10%) Microsoft
4 27 (14.06%) Oracle
5 23 (11.98%) SQL
6 18 (9.38%) Windows
7 16 (8.33%) Migration
7 16 (8.33%) Information Security
8 15 (7.81%) ERP
9 13 (6.77%) CRM
9 13 (6.77%) VMware
10 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.25%) Data Migration
11 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (5.73%) Procure-to-pay
11 11 (5.73%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
12 10 (5.21%) SAN
12 10 (5.21%) Symantec
12 10 (5.21%) Hyper-V
12 10 (5.21%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
13 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
13 9 (4.69%) Degree
13 9 (4.69%) Test Scripting
13 9 (4.69%) SAP PP
13 9 (4.69%) SAP WM
13 9 (4.69%) Cisco
14 8 (4.17%) Oracle Applications

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.04%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.52%) Lync
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.56%) MS Project
2 3 (1.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (5.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (4.69%) SAP PP
2 9 (4.69%) SAP WM
3 8 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (4.17%) SAP SD
4 7 (3.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (3.65%) SAP ERP
4 7 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (3.13%) SAP MM
5 6 (3.13%) SAP APO
6 5 (2.60%) SAP PLM
6 5 (2.60%) SAP CRM
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle SCM
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (2.08%) Maximo
7 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (2.08%) SAP SRM
8 3 (1.56%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (1.04%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.21%) SAN
2 8 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (1.56%) LAN
3 3 (1.56%) WAN
3 3 (1.56%) SNMP
3 3 (1.56%) Internet
3 3 (1.56%) SSH
4 2 (1.04%) IPsec
4 2 (1.04%) IKE
4 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.08%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.04%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.04%) DB2
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.04%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.04%) LSMW
2 2 (1.04%) ProC
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.52%) Selenium
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CE
3 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (2.60%) Banking
2 5 (2.60%) Retail
2 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.08%) Advertising
4 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.56%) Front Office
4 3 (1.56%) Back Office
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) Web Services
2 4 (2.08%) .NET
3 3 (1.56%) DOM
3 3 (1.56%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.04%) XSLT
4 2 (1.04%) XML
4 2 (1.04%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.60%) FMCG
1 5 (2.60%) Mainframe
1 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.08%) Open Source
3 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.04%) GIS
4 2 (1.04%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.04%) PKI
5 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.52%) NHS
5 1 (0.52%) Tandem
5 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.38%) Windows
2 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (3.13%) UNIX
4 4 (2.08%) Linux
5 3 (1.56%) Solaris
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.33%) Migration
1 16 (8.33%) Information Security
2 15 (7.81%) ERP
3 13 (6.77%) CRM
4 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 11 (5.73%) Procure-to-pay
5 11 (5.73%) Asset Management
5 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.69%) Test Scripting
7 6 (3.13%) Business Transformation
7 6 (3.13%) Analytics
8 5 (2.60%) ETL
8 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.60%) ITIL
8 5 (2.60%) BPR
8 5 (2.60%) Project Management
8 5 (2.60%) Logistics
8 5 (2.60%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.98%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.08%) C
3 4 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.04%) C#
4 2 (1.04%) VBScript
4 2 (1.04%) ABAP
4 2 (1.04%) Python
4 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.04%) XPath
5 1 (0.52%) Ruby
5 1 (0.52%) Scala
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) Perl
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
1 9 (4.69%) Degree
2 8 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.65%) CISSP
4 6 (3.13%) MCSE
4 6 (3.13%) MCITP
5 4 (2.08%) CISM
5 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.08%) VCP5
6 3 (1.56%) MCTS
6 3 (1.56%) MCSA
6 3 (1.56%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) CRISC
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) COBIT
2 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.21%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.65%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.04%) RACF
4 2 (1.04%) XenApp
4 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.65%) SCCM
1 7 (3.65%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.56%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.56%) WMI
2 3 (1.56%) SCOM
3 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.52%) SCSM
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 63 (32.81%) SAP
2 29 (15.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.06%) Oracle
4 13 (6.77%) VMware
5 10 (5.21%) Symantec
6 9 (4.69%) Cisco
7 7 (3.65%) Juniper
8 6 (3.13%) Citrix
9 5 (2.60%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (2.60%) Sophos
10 4 (2.08%) NetApp
10 4 (2.08%) HP
11 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.04%) Retek
11 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.04%) IBM
11 2 (1.04%) McAfee
11 2 (1.04%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.04%) Ceridian
11 2 (1.04%) F5
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