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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 24 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 78 72 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.91% 6.03% 9.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 6.40% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 59
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £528 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
1254 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.07% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 90 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 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 29 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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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
Altrincham 0 2 - - 4
Stockport -6 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £410 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Salford - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 58 (31.18%) SAP
2 37 (19.89%) Finance
3 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.90%) Oracle
5 19 (10.22%) Information Security
6 18 (9.68%) SQL
6 18 (9.68%) Windows
7 17 (9.14%) Migration
8 15 (8.06%) ERP
9 13 (6.99%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.45%) CRM
10 12 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.45%) VMware
11 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
12 10 (5.38%) SAN
12 10 (5.38%) Symantec
12 10 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (5.38%) Hyper-V
13 9 (4.84%) Degree
13 9 (4.84%) Relational Database
13 9 (4.84%) SAP PP
13 9 (4.84%) SAP WM
13 9 (4.84%) CISSP
13 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
13 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
13 9 (4.84%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.84%) Cisco
14 8 (4.30%) Firewall
14 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.30%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.08%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.54%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle UPK
6 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) MS Project
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
2 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (4.84%) SAP PP
1 9 (4.84%) SAP WM
2 8 (4.30%) SAP SD
3 7 (3.76%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (3.76%) SAP ERP
4 6 (3.23%) SAP MM
4 6 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (2.69%) SAP PLM
5 5 (2.69%) SAP APO
5 5 (2.69%) SAP CRM
6 4 (2.15%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (1.61%) SAP SRM
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (1.08%) SAP SCM
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) SAN
2 8 (4.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.61%) LAN
3 3 (1.61%) WAN
3 3 (1.61%) SNMP
3 3 (1.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.61%) SSH
4 2 (1.08%) IPsec
4 2 (1.08%) IKE
4 2 (1.08%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) Relational Database
1 9 (4.84%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.61%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.08%) DB2
5 2 (1.08%) MS Access
5 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.54%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.08%) LSMW
2 2 (1.08%) Toad
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CE
3 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 37 (19.89%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Retail
3 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.69%) Advertising
5 3 (1.61%) Marketing
5 3 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.61%) Front Office
5 3 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) .NET
1 5 (2.69%) Web Services
2 3 (1.61%) DOM
2 3 (1.61%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.08%) XSLT
3 2 (1.08%) XML
3 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (1.08%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.54%) RESTful
4 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) SOAP
4 1 (0.54%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.69%) Open Source
1 5 (2.69%) Mainframe
1 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.15%) FMCG
3 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.61%) GIS
4 2 (1.08%) PKI
4 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.08%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.54%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) Clustering
5 1 (0.54%) Replication
5 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.68%) Windows
2 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.23%) UNIX
5 4 (2.15%) Linux
6 3 (1.61%) Solaris
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.22%) Information Security
2 17 (9.14%) Migration
3 15 (8.06%) ERP
4 13 (6.99%) Data Migration
5 12 (6.45%) CRM
5 12 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.23%) Change Management
7 6 (3.23%) Business Transformation
7 6 (3.23%) Analytics
8 5 (2.69%) Procure-to-pay
8 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.69%) ITIL
8 5 (2.69%) BPR
8 5 (2.69%) Project Management
8 5 (2.69%) Security Management
8 5 (2.69%) PLM
8 5 (2.69%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (2.69%) Logistics
9 4 (2.15%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.68%) SQL
2 4 (2.15%) C
2 4 (2.15%) Java
3 3 (1.61%) Python
3 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.08%) VBA
4 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.08%) C#
4 2 (1.08%) VBScript
4 2 (1.08%) XPath
4 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.54%) Scala
5 1 (0.54%) ABAP
5 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (4.84%) Degree
1 9 (4.84%) CISSP
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.23%) MCSE
3 6 (3.23%) MCITP
4 5 (2.69%) CISM
5 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.15%) VCP5
6 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.61%) MCSA
6 3 (1.61%) MCP
6 3 (1.61%) MCTS
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CCNP
7 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) CRISC
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.15%) COBIT
3 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.08%) RACF
5 1 (0.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) SCCM
1 7 (3.76%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.61%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.61%) WMI
2 3 (1.61%) SCOM
3 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.08%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.54%) SCSM
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 58 (31.18%) SAP
2 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.90%) Oracle
4 12 (6.45%) VMware
5 10 (5.38%) Symantec
6 9 (4.84%) Cisco
7 7 (3.76%) Juniper
8 6 (3.23%) Sophos
8 6 (3.23%) Citrix
9 5 (2.69%) Jaspersoft
10 3 (1.61%) McAfee
10 3 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.61%) HP
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
11 2 (1.08%) Retek
11 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.08%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.08%) Sage
11 2 (1.08%) ESRI
11 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
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