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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 19 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 99 109 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.13% 9.85% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.57% 10.50% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 50 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £248 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £526 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
1307 1038 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.77% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 558 491
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £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 61 48 66
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 5
Cheadle - 1 £470 -
Oldham - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 55 (26.19%) SAP
2 51 (24.29%) Finance
3 28 (13.33%) Migration
4 22 (10.48%) SQL
5 19 (9.05%) Oracle
5 19 (9.05%) Retail
6 18 (8.57%) HP
7 17 (8.10%) Project Management
8 16 (7.62%) Veritas
8 16 (7.62%) ERP
9 15 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 13 (6.19%) HPUX
11 12 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.71%) SharePoint
12 11 (5.24%) CRM
13 10 (4.76%) Windows
13 10 (4.76%) Information Security
13 10 (4.76%) Firewall
13 10 (4.76%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.76%) FMCG
14 9 (4.29%) SAP PLM
14 9 (4.29%) Oracle Retail
14 9 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (4.29%) PLM
14 9 (4.29%) CISSP
14 9 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (4.29%) SAP BW
14 9 (4.29%) ABAP
14 9 (4.29%) Cisco
15 8 (3.81%) LAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.81%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.43%) Lync
3 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.43%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.43%) MS Project
3 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) CATIA
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.29%) SAP PLM
1 9 (4.29%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (3.81%) SAP APO
3 7 (3.33%) SAP ERP
4 5 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (2.38%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.90%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.90%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.43%) SAP LE
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.43%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.43%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.95%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.95%) Agresso
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.95%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.76%) Firewall
2 8 (3.81%) LAN
3 7 (3.33%) WAN
4 3 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.43%) NAS
4 3 (1.43%) SAN
4 3 (1.43%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) VoIP
5 2 (0.95%) VPN
5 2 (0.95%) DHCP
5 2 (0.95%) Intranet
5 2 (0.95%) Wireless
5 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.48%) MPLS
6 1 (0.48%) OSPF
6 1 (0.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) SAP BW
2 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.43%) DB2
6 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.95%) MS Access
6 2 (0.95%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) LSMW
2 2 (0.95%) Toad
2 2 (0.95%) Ant
3 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
General
1 51 (24.29%) Finance
2 19 (9.05%) Retail
3 8 (3.81%) Advertising
4 5 (2.38%) Banking
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.43%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Automotive
7 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.95%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.86%) .NET
2 4 (1.90%) Web Dynpro
2 4 (1.90%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.90%) SAP Business Workflow
3 3 (1.43%) SAP ALE
3 3 (1.43%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (1.43%) BAPI
4 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.95%) Web Services
4 2 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.48%) COM
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.48%) EDI
5 1 (0.48%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.76%) FMCG
2 6 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 4 (1.90%) Replication
3 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (0.95%) NHS
4 2 (0.95%) Clustering
4 2 (0.95%) User Experience
4 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.48%) Open Source
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.48%) Statistics
5 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.48%) IVR
5 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.48%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.19%) HPUX
2 10 (4.76%) Windows
3 6 (2.86%) Linux
4 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.33%) Migration
2 17 (8.10%) Project Management
3 16 (7.62%) ERP
4 12 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (5.24%) CRM
6 10 (4.76%) Information Security
6 10 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.29%) PLM
8 8 (3.81%) Analytics
9 7 (3.33%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.33%) Document Management
9 7 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.33%) Workflow
9 7 (3.33%) Change Management
9 7 (3.33%) ETL
10 6 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.86%) Security Architecture
11 5 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.48%) SQL
2 9 (4.29%) ABAP
3 5 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.90%) VBA
4 4 (1.90%) C
4 4 (1.90%) C#
5 3 (1.43%) SAPscript
5 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.95%) Perl
6 2 (0.95%) Java
7 1 (0.48%) R
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.29%) CISSP
1 9 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (3.33%) CCNP
3 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.38%) CISM
5 4 (1.90%) CISA
6 3 (1.43%) Degree
6 3 (1.43%) CCNA
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.95%) MCTS
7 2 (0.95%) MCITP
8 1 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 2 (0.95%) WCAG
4 2 (0.95%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.48%) GAMP
5 1 (0.48%) GMP
5 1 (0.48%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.48%) XenApp
3 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 55 (26.19%) SAP
2 19 (9.05%) Oracle
3 18 (8.57%) HP
4 16 (7.62%) Veritas
5 15 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.29%) Cisco
7 6 (2.86%) VMware
8 5 (2.38%) Jaspersoft
9 4 (1.90%) Adobe
9 4 (1.90%) Splunk
10 3 (1.43%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.43%) WatchGuard
10 3 (1.43%) Veeam
10 3 (1.43%) Citrix
10 3 (1.43%) Juniper
10 3 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.95%) IBM
11 2 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.95%) Sage
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