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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 17 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 103 91 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.79% 7.34% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 7.89% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 32
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
1427 1154 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.14% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 605 415
Average daily rate £360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 76
Average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Bolton - 1 £400 - 2
Cheadle - 1 £510 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 37 (19.37%) SAP
3 34 (17.80%) Migration
4 27 (14.14%) SQL
5 21 (10.99%) Oracle
6 17 (8.90%) CRM
6 17 (8.90%) Oracle EBS R12
7 16 (8.38%) HP
7 16 (8.38%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (7.33%) Veritas
8 14 (7.33%) HPUX
9 12 (6.28%) Firewall
10 11 (5.76%) Microsoft
10 11 (5.76%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
11 10 (5.24%) Local Government
11 10 (5.24%) Project Management
11 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.24%) DNS
11 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.71%) Wireless
12 9 (4.71%) Banking
12 9 (4.71%) DHCP
12 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
12 9 (4.71%) ERP
13 8 (4.19%) ETL
13 8 (4.19%) LAN
13 8 (4.19%) Retail
13 8 (4.19%) Information Security
14 7 (3.66%) Business Analysis

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.05%) SAS
4 2 (1.05%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (8.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (8.38%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (3.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (2.09%) SAP PLM
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.57%) SAP LE
6 3 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.57%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (1.57%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.57%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.57%) SAP APO
6 3 (1.57%) Agresso
6 3 (1.57%) SAP HR
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.05%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
1 1 (0.52%) Veeva
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.28%) Firewall
2 10 (5.24%) DNS
3 9 (4.71%) Wireless
3 9 (4.71%) DHCP
4 8 (4.19%) LAN
5 7 (3.66%) WAN
6 6 (3.14%) EIGRP
6 6 (3.14%) OSPF
6 6 (3.14%) BGP
7 5 (2.62%) Network Security
7 5 (2.62%) VoIP
7 5 (2.62%) VPN
8 4 (2.09%) SSL
8 4 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.57%) Skype
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.52%) NAS
10 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.52%) IGRP
10 1 (0.52%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.05%) OLAP
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Axure RP
2 4 (2.09%) PeopleTools
3 2 (1.05%) Ant
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) WiX
4 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.52%) RSpec
4 1 (0.52%) MorphX
4 1 (0.52%) JMeter
4 1 (0.52%) LSMW
4 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.52%) Toad
4 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 10 (5.24%) Local Government
3 9 (4.71%) Banking
4 8 (4.19%) Retail
5 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.62%) Advertising
7 4 (2.09%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) SAP Basis
2 3 (1.57%) CSS
2 3 (1.57%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) Middleware
3 2 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.52%) WCF
4 1 (0.52%) LINQ
4 1 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.52%) MDX
4 1 (0.52%) EDI
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.14%) User Experience
2 3 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.05%) FMCG
3 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.52%) IVR
4 1 (0.52%) Replication
4 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.52%) DTV
4 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.33%) HPUX
2 3 (1.57%) UNIX
2 3 (1.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.05%) AIX
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.80%) Migration
2 17 (8.90%) CRM
3 10 (5.24%) Project Management
3 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2
3 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (4.71%) ERP
5 8 (4.19%) ETL
5 8 (4.19%) Information Security
6 7 (3.66%) Business Analysis
6 7 (3.66%) Data Migration
6 7 (3.66%) Change Management
6 7 (3.66%) Document Management
7 6 (3.14%) Logistics
8 5 (2.62%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (2.62%) Quality Management
9 4 (2.09%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.09%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (2.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.14%) SQL
2 4 (2.09%) C
3 3 (1.57%) Ruby
3 3 (1.57%) PeopleCode
3 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.05%) Perl
4 2 (1.05%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.05%) X++
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) ABAP
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
5 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (5.76%) SC Cleared
1 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.09%) CISSP
3 3 (1.57%) Degree
4 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.05%) CISA
4 2 (1.05%) CISM
5 1 (0.52%) GIAC
5 1 (0.52%) MBA
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) CCA
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) WCAG
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.52%) GAMP
5 1 (0.52%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.05%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.52%) SCOM
2 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (19.37%) SAP
2 21 (10.99%) Oracle
3 16 (8.38%) HP
4 14 (7.33%) Veritas
5 11 (5.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.09%) VMware
6 4 (2.09%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (1.57%) Cisco
7 3 (1.57%) Citrix
7 3 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.05%) Symantec
8 2 (1.05%) Websense
9 1 (0.52%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.52%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.52%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.52%) Kaspersky
Manchester
Stealth IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago