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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 104 157 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.62% 9.69% 9.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 10.18% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 72 70
Median daily rate £400 £436 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.30% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £288 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
1760 1542 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 95.19% 97.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1066 927 682
Median daily rate £388 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 61 67
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 8 £525 -
Bolton -2 1 - -
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 28 July 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 54 (22.41%) Finance
2 36 (14.94%) Migration
3 31 (12.86%) Windows
4 30 (12.45%) Oracle
4 30 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (11.62%) SAP
5 28 (11.62%) Data Centre
6 27 (11.20%) Unix
6 27 (11.20%) Information Security
7 26 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (9.54%) SQL
9 23 (9.54%) Active Directory
9 23 (9.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (8.71%) PCI DSS
11 19 (7.88%) Network Security
11 19 (7.88%) Linux
12 18 (7.47%) Microsoft
12 18 (7.47%) Splunk
13 17 (7.05%) CISSP
14 16 (6.64%) SIEM
14 16 (6.64%) PKI
15 15 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (5.81%) Data Migration
16 14 (5.81%) Symantec
16 14 (5.81%) Intel Security
16 14 (5.81%) Java
16 14 (5.81%) CISM
16 14 (5.81%) Risk Management

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 9 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.66%) CMS
3 4 (1.66%) IIS
3 4 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.24%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.24%) Drupal
4 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.24%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) JBoss
5 2 (0.83%) Jetty
5 2 (0.83%) Moodle
5 2 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.24%) MS Office
2 3 (1.24%) MS Project
3 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.24%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.24%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.83%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.83%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.49%) Office 365
3 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.83%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.88%) Network Security
2 10 (4.15%) Firewall
3 7 (2.90%) DNS
4 5 (2.07%) DHCP
5 4 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.66%) WAN
6 3 (1.24%) FTP
6 3 (1.24%) HTTP
6 3 (1.24%) LAN
6 3 (1.24%) SAN
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.83%) Intranet
7 2 (0.83%) IPsec
7 2 (0.83%) LDAP
7 2 (0.83%) VPN
8 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.41%) SMTP
8 1 (0.41%) SNMP
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) DataStage
3 4 (1.66%) GIS
3 4 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (1.66%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.24%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.83%) Big Data
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) DB2
5 2 (0.83%) MySQL
5 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.66%) Ant
4 3 (1.24%) JIRA
4 3 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.83%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.41%) Hudson
6 1 (0.41%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (22.41%) Finance
2 13 (5.39%) Banking
3 10 (4.15%) Retail
4 9 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Advertising
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.15%) .NET
2 6 (2.49%) Middleware
3 4 (1.66%) HTML
3 4 (1.66%) SAP Basis
3 4 (1.66%) Visualforce
3 4 (1.66%) Web Services
4 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.24%) Backbone.js
4 3 (1.24%) CSS
4 3 (1.24%) CSS3
4 3 (1.24%) Ember.js
4 3 (1.24%) HTML5
4 3 (1.24%) Node.js
4 3 (1.24%) React
4 3 (1.24%) XML
5 2 (0.83%) J2EE
5 2 (0.83%) Servlets
6 1 (0.41%) EDI
6 1 (0.41%) JMS
6 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.64%) PKI
4 9 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.32%) User Experience
6 6 (2.49%) Clustering
7 3 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.24%) FMCG
7 3 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.24%) iPad
7 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) EFT
8 2 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.41%) CESG
9 1 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.41%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.86%) Windows
2 27 (11.20%) Unix
3 19 (7.88%) Linux
4 8 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.66%) Solaris
6 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.24%) AIX
7 3 (1.24%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.83%) HPUX
8 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Debian
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) SUSE
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.94%) Migration
2 30 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (11.20%) Information Security
4 24 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.64%) SIEM
6 15 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (5.81%) Data Migration
7 14 (5.81%) Risk Management
7 14 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (5.39%) CRM
8 13 (5.39%) Threat Management
9 12 (4.98%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.98%) Security Management
10 11 (4.56%) Project Management
11 10 (4.15%) DevOps
11 10 (4.15%) ETL
12 9 (3.73%) Dashboard Development
12 9 (3.73%) ITIL
12 9 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (3.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.54%) SQL
2 14 (5.81%) Java
3 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.49%) C#
5 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.66%) Apex Code
6 4 (1.66%) PHP
7 3 (1.24%) Ruby
8 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.83%) Perl
8 2 (0.83%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) VBA
9 1 (0.41%) ABAP
9 1 (0.41%) Korn
9 1 (0.41%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.05%) CISSP
2 14 (5.81%) CISM
3 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.07%) Degree
5 4 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) CISA
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) CCNP
8 1 (0.41%) CEH
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CLAS
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (8.71%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.15%) COBIT
4 7 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.24%) QA
6 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.83%) P3O
7 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.83%) Snort
6 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.41%) RACF
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.41%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (4.15%) Puppet
3 7 (2.90%) SCCM
4 6 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.66%) Ansible
6 3 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.24%) SCOM
7 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.83%) Mesos
7 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.41%) QRadar
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (12.45%) Oracle
2 28 (11.62%) SAP
3 18 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.47%) Splunk
4 14 (5.81%) Intel Security
4 14 (5.81%) Symantec
5 13 (5.39%) IBM
6 10 (4.15%) HP
6 10 (4.15%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (3.32%) Cisco
7 8 (3.32%) Citrix
7 8 (3.32%) hybris
7 8 (3.32%) VMware
8 7 (2.90%) Qualys
9 6 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.07%) Dell
10 5 (2.07%) IronPort
10 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.66%) Veritas
12 3 (1.24%) CheckPoint
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