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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 16 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 133 134 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.03% 6.87% 7.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.55% 7.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 74
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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
1555 1836 1372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.90% 94.11% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1042 841
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 70 69
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Bolton -2 1 £325 -7.14%
Salford -6 1 £595 +340.74%
Bury - 1 - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 63 (27.16%) Finance
2 45 (19.40%) SAP
3 28 (12.07%) Information Security
3 28 (12.07%) Oracle
3 28 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 27 (11.64%) CISSP
5 25 (10.78%) Migration
6 21 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (9.05%) Banking
7 20 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (8.62%) .NET
8 19 (8.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (8.19%) Data Centre
9 18 (7.76%) NoSQL
9 18 (7.76%) Firewall
10 17 (7.33%) SQL
10 17 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (6.47%) Unit Testing
12 15 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (6.47%) JavaScript
12 15 (6.47%) Unix
13 14 (6.03%) Windows
13 14 (6.03%) MS Excel
13 14 (6.03%) Active Directory
13 14 (6.03%) React
14 13 (5.60%) COBIT
14 13 (5.60%) Cisco
14 13 (5.60%) Java

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 5 (2.16%) JBoss
1 5 (2.16%) Umbraco
2 4 (1.72%) CMS
2 4 (1.72%) Drupal
2 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.86%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Liferay
5 1 (0.43%) Mule
5 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (6.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (3.02%) SAP HR
3 7 (3.02%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (2.59%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (2.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (2.16%) SAP MM
5 5 (2.16%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.72%) SAP HCM
6 4 (1.72%) SAP PP
7 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.29%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.02%) GitHub
4 4 (1.72%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.29%) Force.com
5 3 (1.29%) Office 365
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.76%) Firewall
2 9 (3.88%) Network Security
3 8 (3.45%) WebEx
4 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.29%) LAN
4 3 (1.29%) WAN
5 2 (0.86%) ATM
5 2 (0.86%) DNS
5 2 (0.86%) SAN
5 2 (0.86%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) DHCP
6 1 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.43%) FTP
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.43%) SSH
6 1 (0.43%) SSL
6 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.76%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.02%) SAP BW
2 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (1.72%) DB2
5 4 (1.72%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.29%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.29%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.86%) Big Data
7 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.86%) DTS
7 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.43%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (4.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
3 4 (1.72%) JMeter
3 4 (1.72%) Selenium
4 3 (1.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.29%) Hudson
4 3 (1.29%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Ant
5 1 (0.43%) JUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 63 (27.16%) Finance
2 21 (9.05%) Banking
3 11 (4.74%) Retail
4 8 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.02%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Billing
7 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) .NET
2 14 (6.03%) React
3 12 (5.17%) Web Services
4 10 (4.31%) CSS
5 5 (2.16%) ELK Stack
5 5 (2.16%) Middleware
6 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.29%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.29%) Spring
6 3 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.86%) React Native
7 2 (0.86%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.43%) JMS
8 1 (0.43%) Mason
8 1 (0.43%) RESTful
8 1 (0.43%) WF
8 1 (0.43%) XML
8 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.19%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.45%) Clustering
4 5 (2.16%) FMCG
4 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.16%) PKI
5 4 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.72%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.29%) EFT
6 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.86%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.43%) Life Science
8 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.47%) Unix
2 14 (6.03%) Windows
3 11 (4.74%) Linux
4 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.29%) HPUX
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.86%) AIX
6 2 (0.86%) SUSE
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) OS/2
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.07%) Information Security
2 25 (10.78%) Migration
3 21 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (6.47%) Unit Testing
7 13 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (5.17%) Data Management
8 12 (5.17%) ETL
9 10 (4.31%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.88%) ITIL
11 8 (3.45%) BDD
11 8 (3.45%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.45%) SDLC
11 8 (3.45%) Service Management
11 8 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 7 (3.02%) Analytics
12 7 (3.02%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.33%) SQL
2 15 (6.47%) JavaScript
3 13 (5.60%) Java
4 9 (3.88%) C#
5 4 (1.72%) Perl
5 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.29%) C
6 3 (1.29%) Python
6 3 (1.29%) Ruby
7 2 (0.86%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.86%) F#
8 1 (0.43%) Clojure
8 1 (0.43%) Groovy
8 1 (0.43%) Korn
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) Scala
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (11.64%) CISSP
2 11 (4.74%) CISM
3 9 (3.88%) CISMP
4 8 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.72%) Degree
7 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.86%) CCNA
7 2 (0.86%) CISA
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CCNP
8 1 (0.43%) MCSA
8 1 (0.43%) MCSE
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) SANS
8 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.60%) COBIT
3 8 (3.45%) ISO27002
3 8 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.02%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.59%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.72%) Docker
5 3 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.86%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.43%) KVM
7 1 (0.43%) NDS
7 1 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.17%) SCCM
2 9 (3.88%) Puppet
3 8 (3.45%) Ansible
4 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.59%) WSUS
6 4 (1.72%) Kibana
6 4 (1.72%) logstash
7 3 (1.29%) Mesos
7 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) Control-M
8 1 (0.43%) Nessus
8 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.43%) QRadar
8 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (19.40%) SAP
2 28 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.07%) Oracle
3 13 (5.60%) Cisco
4 9 (3.88%) Intel Security
5 8 (3.45%) Citrix
5 8 (3.45%) IBM
5 8 (3.45%) Splunk
6 7 (3.02%) hybris
6 7 (3.02%) Informatica
6 7 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.02%) Tableau
7 6 (2.59%) HP
8 5 (2.16%) F5
8 5 (2.16%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.72%) Google
9 4 (1.72%) VMware
10 3 (1.29%) IronPort
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