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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 31 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 99 65 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.26% 5.48% 9.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 5.83% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 67
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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 £296 £268 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £7.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
1283 1115 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.93% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 569 658
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Altrincham 0 2 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £410 -
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 69 (34.50%) SAP
2 44 (22.00%) Finance
3 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.00%) Oracle
5 20 (10.00%) Information Security
6 18 (9.00%) Windows
6 18 (9.00%) ERP
7 15 (7.50%) SQL
8 14 (7.00%) Migration
9 13 (6.50%) Retail
10 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.00%) VMware
11 11 (5.50%) SAP SD
12 10 (5.00%) CISSP
12 10 (5.00%) SAN
12 10 (5.00%) Symantec
12 10 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
12 10 (5.00%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (5.00%) Hyper-V
13 9 (4.50%) QA
13 9 (4.50%) Relational Database
13 9 (4.50%) CRM
13 9 (4.50%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.50%) Cisco
13 9 (4.50%) SAP PP
13 9 (4.50%) SAP WM
13 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
14 8 (4.00%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.50%) NetWeaver
3 4 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.00%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) MS Project
3 2 (1.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.50%) SAP SD
2 9 (4.50%) SAP PP
2 9 (4.50%) SAP WM
3 7 (3.50%) SAP APO
3 7 (3.50%) SAP MM
3 7 (3.50%) SAP ERP
4 6 (3.00%) SAP PLM
4 6 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (2.00%) SAP BPC
7 3 (1.50%) SAP SRM
7 3 (1.50%) SAP CRM
7 3 (1.50%) SAP CS
8 2 (1.00%) SAP QM
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (1.00%) SAP FI
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (1.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.00%) SAN
2 8 (4.00%) Firewall
3 3 (1.50%) LAN
3 3 (1.50%) WAN
3 3 (1.50%) SSH
3 3 (1.50%) SNMP
4 2 (1.00%) IKE
4 2 (1.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.00%) IPsec
4 2 (1.00%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) SMS
5 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) RDBMS
1 9 (4.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.50%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.00%) MS Access
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) LSMW
1 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.00%) Toad
3 1 (0.50%) Selenium
3 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (22.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.50%) Retail
3 6 (3.00%) Advertising
3 6 (3.00%) Banking
4 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Front Office
5 3 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Law
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) .NET
2 5 (2.50%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (2.00%) SAP Business Workflow
4 3 (1.50%) Web Services
4 3 (1.50%) DOM
4 3 (1.50%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (1.50%) BAPI
4 3 (1.50%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.50%) SAP ALE
5 2 (1.00%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) JSON
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
6 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.00%) Data Extraction
2 5 (2.50%) FMCG
2 5 (2.50%) Open Source
2 5 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.50%) GIS
3 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.00%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.00%) PKI
5 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.50%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.50%) NHS
5 1 (0.50%) Replication
5 1 (0.50%) Clustering
5 1 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.00%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.50%) UNIX
5 4 (2.00%) Linux
6 3 (1.50%) Solaris
7 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.00%) Information Security
2 18 (9.00%) ERP
3 14 (7.00%) Migration
4 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 9 (4.50%) CRM
7 8 (4.00%) Project Management
7 8 (4.00%) Workflow
8 7 (3.50%) Analytics
9 6 (3.00%) Business Transformation
9 6 (3.00%) PLM
9 6 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.50%) Change Management
10 5 (2.50%) Security Management
10 5 (2.50%) BPR
10 5 (2.50%) ITIL
10 5 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (2.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 4 (2.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.50%) SQL
2 8 (4.00%) ABAP
3 4 (2.00%) C
3 4 (2.00%) Java
4 3 (1.50%) C#
4 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.50%) Python
4 3 (1.50%) SAPscript
5 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.00%) VBScript
5 2 (1.00%) VBA
5 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.50%) Scala
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.00%) CISSP
2 8 (4.00%) Degree
3 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.00%) MCSE
4 6 (3.00%) MCITP
4 6 (3.00%) CISM
5 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.00%) VCP5
6 3 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.50%) MCTS
6 3 (1.50%) MCP
6 3 (1.50%) MCSA
7 2 (1.00%) CCNP
7 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) CISA
8 1 (0.50%) CCNA
8 1 (0.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) QA
2 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.00%) COBIT
4 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.00%) RACF
5 1 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) SCCM
1 7 (3.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.50%) WMI
2 3 (1.50%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.50%) SCOM
3 2 (1.00%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
4 1 (0.50%) SCSM
4 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (34.50%) SAP
2 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.00%) Oracle
4 12 (6.00%) VMware
5 10 (5.00%) Symantec
6 9 (4.50%) Cisco
7 7 (3.50%) Juniper
8 6 (3.00%) Citrix
8 6 (3.00%) Sophos
9 4 (2.00%) Jaspersoft
9 4 (2.00%) Adobe
10 3 (1.50%) HP
10 3 (1.50%) NetApp
10 3 (1.50%) McAfee
10 3 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.00%) Sage
11 2 (1.00%) ESRI
11 2 (1.00%) F5
11 2 (1.00%) Retek
11 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
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