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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 16 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 137 102 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.46% 6.71% 8.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 7.02% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 58
Median daily rate £430 £448 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% +23.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £278 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £549 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £40.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -7.51%
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
1735 1453 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 95.59% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 802 631
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 70
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £38.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -2 7 £383 - 1
Bolton +13 3 £400 -
Bury - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 59 (21.07%) Finance
2 44 (15.71%) SAP
3 38 (13.57%) Oracle
4 37 (13.21%) Information Security
5 35 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (11.43%) Migration
8 31 (11.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 30 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (10.36%) Microsoft
11 27 (9.64%) SQL
12 24 (8.57%) PCI DSS
13 23 (8.21%) Windows
14 21 (7.50%) MS Excel
14 21 (7.50%) Risk Management
14 21 (7.50%) Project Management
15 19 (6.79%) Unix
15 19 (6.79%) Linux
16 18 (6.43%) Management Information System
17 17 (6.07%) Network Security
18 16 (5.71%) Security Management
18 16 (5.71%) CRM
18 16 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (5.71%) Data Centre
19 15 (5.36%) SDLC
19 15 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
20 14 (5.00%) Information Security Management
20 14 (5.00%) IBM
20 14 (5.00%) CISSP
20 14 (5.00%) Data Migration

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 11 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 7 (2.50%) Confluence
3 7 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.43%) CMS
5 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.43%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.07%) IIS
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.71%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.71%) Jetty
7 2 (0.71%) Node.js
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.07%) MS Office
4 3 (1.07%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (3.57%) SAP BPC
4 9 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (1.43%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.43%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.43%) SAP HR
6 4 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (1.07%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.71%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.36%) Maximo
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.36%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.36%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.79%) Office 365
4 4 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.43%) SaaS
5 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.71%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.07%) Network Security
2 13 (4.64%) Firewall
3 8 (2.86%) DNS
4 5 (1.79%) DHCP
5 4 (1.43%) HTTP
5 4 (1.43%) LDAP
5 4 (1.43%) SAN
5 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.07%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.71%) Intranet
7 2 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.71%) IPsec
7 2 (0.71%) SSL
7 2 (0.71%) VPN
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
8 1 (0.36%) Extranet
8 1 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.93%) SAP BW
2 8 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.79%) DataStage
4 5 (1.79%) OLAP
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.43%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.07%) GIS
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.07%) SAP BI
6 3 (1.07%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.71%) DB2
7 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Power BI
8 1 (0.36%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (3.57%) JIRA
2 6 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.43%) Ant
3 4 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.36%) Hudson
6 1 (0.36%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.36%) Subversion
6 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 59 (21.07%) Finance
2 10 (3.57%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.86%) Retail
5 4 (1.43%) Law
6 3 (1.07%) Advertising
6 3 (1.07%) Legal
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.29%) .NET
2 8 (2.86%) Middleware
3 7 (2.50%) Web Services
4 5 (1.79%) HTML
4 5 (1.79%) Visualforce
5 4 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.43%) CSS
5 4 (1.43%) CSS3
5 4 (1.43%) HTML5
5 4 (1.43%) SAML
6 3 (1.07%) OAuth
7 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.71%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.71%) Ember.js
7 2 (0.71%) J2EE
7 2 (0.71%) React
7 2 (0.71%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.71%) Servlets
7 2 (0.71%) XML
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.93%) PKI
5 8 (2.86%) User Experience
6 6 (2.14%) Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.07%) FMCG
8 3 (1.07%) iPad
8 3 (1.07%) Social Media
9 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.21%) Windows
2 19 (6.79%) Linux
2 19 (6.79%) Unix
3 6 (2.14%) Solaris
4 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.07%) AIX
6 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Debian
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.21%) Information Security
2 35 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (11.43%) Migration
5 21 (7.50%) Project Management
5 21 (7.50%) Risk Management
6 16 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (5.71%) CRM
6 16 (5.71%) Security Management
7 15 (5.36%) SDLC
8 14 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 14 (5.00%) Information Security Management
9 13 (4.64%) SIEM
10 12 (4.29%) ETL
11 11 (3.93%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (3.57%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.21%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (3.21%) OWASP
13 9 (3.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.64%) SQL
2 12 (4.29%) Java
3 8 (2.86%) C#
3 8 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.86%) PHP
4 7 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.14%) C
5 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.79%) ABAP
6 5 (1.79%) Apex Code
6 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.71%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) Korn
8 1 (0.36%) Python
8 1 (0.36%) R
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (5.00%) CISSP
2 12 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.50%) CISM
4 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.07%) CCNP
5 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.07%) Degree
6 2 (0.71%) CCIE
6 2 (0.71%) CCSA
6 2 (0.71%) ISEB
6 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.71%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.36%) CEH
7 1 (0.36%) CISA
7 1 (0.36%) CLAS
7 1 (0.36%) GIAC
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (8.57%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.14%) COBIT
5 3 (1.07%) QA
6 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.71%) P3O
6 2 (0.71%) WCAG
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (1.07%) Snort
4 3 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.36%) Docker
5 1 (0.36%) Firmware
5 1 (0.36%) RACF
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.36%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) Puppet
2 7 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.71%) SCCM
6 2 (0.71%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.36%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.36%) QRadar
7 1 (0.36%) Salt
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (15.71%) SAP
2 38 (13.57%) Oracle
3 29 (10.36%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.00%) IBM
5 13 (4.64%) Cisco
6 12 (4.29%) Splunk
6 12 (4.29%) Symantec
7 10 (3.57%) Intel Security
7 10 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (2.86%) HP
9 7 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.50%) Veritas
9 7 (2.50%) VMware
10 5 (1.79%) Dell
10 5 (1.79%) hybris
10 5 (1.79%) IronPort
11 4 (1.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.43%) Qualys
12 3 (1.07%) Juniper
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