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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 113 79 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.95% 6.72% 9.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.50% 7.29% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 57
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£450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £7.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
1330 1084 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.53% 92.26% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 546 578
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 92
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.67 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.63 £33.00 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Stockport - 3 - - 3
Bolton +2 2 - - 1
Altrincham - 2 £450 - 3
Cheadle -2 1 £470 -14.54% 2
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 73 (31.74%) SAP
2 45 (19.57%) Finance
3 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.43%) Oracle
4 24 (10.43%) Windows
5 22 (9.57%) ERP
6 21 (9.13%) Information Security
7 19 (8.26%) Migration
8 17 (7.39%) SQL
9 16 (6.96%) Retail
10 15 (6.52%) VMware
10 15 (6.52%) Firewall
10 15 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (5.65%) SharePoint
11 13 (5.65%) Cisco
11 13 (5.65%) SAN
12 12 (5.22%) CISSP
12 12 (5.22%) Project Management
12 12 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.22%) SCCM
12 12 (5.22%) SAP ERP
13 11 (4.78%) Data Migration
13 11 (4.78%) FMCG
13 11 (4.78%) Hyper-V
14 10 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (4.35%) SAP PLM
14 10 (4.35%) Degree
14 10 (4.35%) QA
14 10 (4.35%) Relational Database
14 10 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.61%) NetWeaver
3 5 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.74%) Lync
4 4 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.87%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) CATIA
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (5.22%) SAP ERP
2 10 (4.35%) SAP PLM
2 10 (4.35%) SAP SD
3 9 (3.91%) SAP PP
3 9 (3.91%) SAP WM
3 9 (3.91%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (3.04%) SAP APO
5 6 (2.61%) SAP MM
6 5 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (1.74%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.74%) SAP BPC
8 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (1.30%) SAP SRM
8 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (1.30%) SAP CS
9 2 (0.87%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.87%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.87%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.52%) Firewall
2 13 (5.65%) SAN
3 9 (3.91%) LAN
3 9 (3.91%) WAN
4 3 (1.30%) NAS
5 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.87%) IKE
5 2 (0.87%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.87%) Internet
5 2 (0.87%) IPsec
6 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.43%) SSH
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) MPLS
6 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.43%) SNMP
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 10 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.04%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.30%) DB2
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.87%) MS Access
6 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.87%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) LSMW
1 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.87%) Toad
3 1 (0.43%) Selenium
3 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (19.57%) Finance
2 16 (6.96%) Retail
3 7 (3.04%) Advertising
3 7 (3.04%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Law
4 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.30%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Front Office
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.48%) .NET
2 4 (1.74%) Web Dynpro
2 4 (1.74%) SAP Business Workflow
2 4 (1.74%) SAP Basis
3 3 (1.30%) SAP ALE
3 3 (1.30%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (1.30%) BAPI
3 3 (1.30%) Web Services
4 2 (0.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.43%) RESTful
5 1 (0.43%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.43%) DOM
5 1 (0.43%) EDI
5 1 (0.43%) ADSI
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.78%) FMCG
2 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.61%) Data Extraction
3 5 (2.17%) Replication
3 5 (2.17%) Open Source
4 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.74%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.87%) GIS
5 2 (0.87%) NHS
5 2 (0.87%) Clustering
5 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.43%) Statistics
6 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.43%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.43%) Windows
2 10 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.61%) UNIX
4 6 (2.61%) Linux
5 3 (1.30%) Solaris
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (9.57%) ERP
2 21 (9.13%) Information Security
3 19 (8.26%) Migration
4 12 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (5.22%) Project Management
5 11 (4.78%) Data Migration
6 10 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.35%) PLM
7 9 (3.91%) Workflow
7 9 (3.91%) Analytics
8 8 (3.48%) CRM
9 7 (3.04%) Business Transformation
10 6 (2.61%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (2.61%) ETL
10 6 (2.61%) Change Management
10 6 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.61%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.17%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (2.17%) BPR
11 5 (2.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.39%) SQL
2 8 (3.48%) ABAP
3 7 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.17%) C
5 4 (1.74%) C#
5 4 (1.74%) Java
6 3 (1.30%) Python
6 3 (1.30%) SAPscript
7 2 (0.87%) VBA
7 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.87%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) Scala
8 1 (0.43%) R
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (5.22%) CISSP
2 10 (4.35%) Degree
3 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.48%) MCITP
5 6 (2.61%) CISM
5 6 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.61%) MCSE
5 6 (2.61%) CCNP
6 5 (2.17%) MCTS
6 5 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.74%) VCP5
7 4 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.30%) MCP
8 3 (1.30%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) CCIE
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) CISA
9 1 (0.43%) GIAC
9 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) QA
2 8 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.74%) COBIT
3 4 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.78%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) RACF
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (5.22%) SCCM
2 7 (3.04%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.30%) SCOM
4 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.43%) Puppet
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.43%) SCSM
5 1 (0.43%) WMI
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 73 (31.74%) SAP
2 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.43%) Oracle
4 15 (6.52%) VMware
5 13 (5.65%) Cisco
6 10 (4.35%) Symantec
7 9 (3.91%) Juniper
8 6 (2.61%) Citrix
8 6 (2.61%) Sophos
9 5 (2.17%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (2.17%) HP
10 4 (1.74%) Adobe
10 4 (1.74%) Splunk
11 3 (1.30%) Veeam
11 3 (1.30%) McAfee
11 3 (1.30%) NetApp
11 3 (1.30%) Veritas
11 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.87%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.87%) Sage
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