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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 113 162 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.31% 8.68% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.65% 9.14% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 76 59
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £319 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
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 - - £7.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
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
1699 1772 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.81% 94.91% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1029 808
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 57
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.75 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -3 6 £388 -24.39%
Salford -10 1 £595 +7.20%
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 49 (22.69%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Migration
2 32 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (14.35%) Data Centre
4 29 (13.43%) SAP
5 28 (12.96%) Windows
6 26 (12.04%) Unix
6 26 (12.04%) Oracle
6 26 (12.04%) Information Security
7 25 (11.57%) CISSP
8 24 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 22 (10.19%) Splunk
10 20 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (8.80%) Network Security
12 18 (8.33%) PCI DSS
12 18 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (8.33%) CISM
12 18 (8.33%) Banking
13 17 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (6.94%) Microsoft
14 15 (6.94%) SIEM
14 15 (6.94%) PKI
14 15 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (6.48%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (6.48%) Threat Management
15 14 (6.48%) Intel Security
15 14 (6.48%) SQL
15 14 (6.48%) Linux
16 13 (6.02%) Firewall
16 13 (6.02%) Jenkins

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 8 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.78%) Drupal
3 5 (2.31%) CMS
3 5 (2.31%) JBoss
3 5 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.39%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.39%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.93%) Moodle
6 1 (0.46%) Captiva
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Liferay
6 1 (0.46%) Mule
6 1 (0.46%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) SAP HCM
2 4 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.85%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.85%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.39%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.93%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.93%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.46%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.46%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.78%) GitHub
4 5 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.85%) Office 365
6 3 (1.39%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.93%) Force.com
8 1 (0.46%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.80%) Network Security
2 13 (6.02%) Firewall
3 4 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.85%) WAN
4 3 (1.39%) DNS
4 3 (1.39%) LAN
4 3 (1.39%) VPN
5 2 (0.93%) DHCP
5 2 (0.93%) FTP
5 2 (0.93%) HTTP
5 2 (0.93%) Intranet
5 2 (0.93%) LDAP
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.46%) Extranet
6 1 (0.46%) MPLS
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.31%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.31%) Oracle ODI
1 5 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.85%) GIS
2 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.85%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.39%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.93%) DataStage
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Smart View
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.31%) JIRA
4 3 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.39%) Hudson
4 3 (1.39%) JMeter
5 2 (0.93%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.46%) Ant
6 1 (0.46%) JUnit
6 1 (0.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 49 (22.69%) Finance
2 18 (8.33%) Banking
3 11 (5.09%) Retail
4 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.70%) Middleware
2 7 (3.24%) .NET
3 6 (2.78%) React
4 5 (2.31%) CSS
4 5 (2.31%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.85%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.85%) HTML
5 4 (1.85%) Web Services
6 3 (1.39%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.39%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.39%) CSS3
6 3 (1.39%) Ember.js
6 3 (1.39%) HTML5
6 3 (1.39%) Node.js
6 3 (1.39%) Spring
6 3 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.94%) PKI
4 7 (3.24%) Clustering
5 6 (2.78%) User Experience
6 4 (1.85%) EFT
7 3 (1.39%) FMCG
7 3 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) CESG
9 1 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.96%) Windows
2 26 (12.04%) Unix
3 14 (6.48%) Linux
4 7 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.39%) HPUX
6 3 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.46%) SUSE
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.81%) Migration
1 32 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (12.04%) Information Security
3 17 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (6.94%) SIEM
5 14 (6.48%) Threat Management
5 14 (6.48%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 11 (5.09%) E-Commerce
8 11 (5.09%) Unit Testing
8 11 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.17%) Analytics
9 9 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
9 9 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.70%) BDD
10 8 (3.70%) CRM
10 8 (3.70%) Data Transformation
10 8 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.48%) SQL
2 9 (4.17%) Java
3 8 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.85%) C#
5 4 (1.85%) PHP
5 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.39%) Perl
6 3 (1.39%) Python
6 3 (1.39%) Ruby
6 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.93%) VBA
8 1 (0.46%) ABAP
8 1 (0.46%) Clojure
8 1 (0.46%) Groovy
8 1 (0.46%) Scala
8 1 (0.46%) VB
8 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (11.57%) CISSP
2 18 (8.33%) CISM
3 5 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.39%) Degree
5 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) CISA
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CLAS
6 1 (0.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.46%) SANS
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.56%) COBIT
4 3 (1.39%) QA
5 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.39%) Docker
4 2 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Firmware
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) RACF
5 1 (0.46%) Snort
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (4.17%) Puppet
3 8 (3.70%) SCCM
4 7 (3.24%) Ansible
5 6 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.39%) Kibana
6 3 (1.39%) logstash
6 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.93%) Mesos
7 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.46%) Nessus
8 1 (0.46%) QRadar
8 1 (0.46%) SCOM
8 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (13.43%) SAP
2 26 (12.04%) Oracle
3 22 (10.19%) Splunk
4 15 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 14 (6.48%) Intel Security
6 11 (5.09%) IBM
6 11 (5.09%) Symantec
7 10 (4.63%) hybris
8 8 (3.70%) Citrix
8 8 (3.70%) Qualys
8 8 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.24%) HP
10 5 (2.31%) Cisco
11 4 (1.85%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.85%) F5
11 4 (1.85%) IronPort
11 4 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.39%) Google
12 3 (1.39%) Informatica
12 3 (1.39%) Veritas
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