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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 24 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 94 97 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.14% 7.95% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 8.49% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 29
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£450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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
1424 1142 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 93.61% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 606 425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 80
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.32 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 60 (27.40%) Finance
2 55 (25.11%) SAP
3 28 (12.79%) Migration
4 25 (11.42%) SQL
5 20 (9.13%) Oracle
6 19 (8.68%) Retail
7 18 (8.22%) HP
7 18 (8.22%) Project Management
8 16 (7.31%) Veritas
8 16 (7.31%) Microsoft
9 14 (6.39%) ERP
10 13 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.94%) HPUX
11 10 (4.57%) Windows
11 10 (4.57%) CRM
11 10 (4.57%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.57%) Firewall
11 10 (4.57%) PLM
11 10 (4.57%) SAP PLM
11 10 (4.57%) FMCG
12 9 (4.11%) SharePoint
12 9 (4.11%) ABAP
13 8 (3.65%) ETL
13 8 (3.65%) LAN
13 8 (3.65%) SAP APO
13 8 (3.65%) Advertising
13 8 (3.65%) VMware
13 8 (3.65%) Document Management
13 8 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (3.65%) PCI DSS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.74%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.37%) IIS
3 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.37%) Lync
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) MS Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (4.57%) SAP PLM
2 8 (3.65%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (3.65%) SAP APO
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.74%) SAP CO
5 5 (2.28%) SAP ERP
5 5 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.83%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.83%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.83%) SAP BPC
7 3 (1.37%) Agresso
7 3 (1.37%) SAP HR
7 3 (1.37%) SAP MM
7 3 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (1.37%) SAP LE
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.91%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.57%) Firewall
2 8 (3.65%) LAN
3 7 (3.20%) WAN
4 3 (1.37%) DNS
4 3 (1.37%) SAN
4 3 (1.37%) NAS
4 3 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.91%) VPN
5 2 (0.91%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.91%) Wireless
5 2 (0.91%) Intranet
5 2 (0.91%) DHCP
5 2 (0.91%) VoIP
6 1 (0.46%) LDAP
6 1 (0.46%) PBX
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.46%) MPLS
6 1 (0.46%) OSPF
6 1 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
1 7 (3.20%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.37%) LSMW
3 2 (0.91%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 60 (27.40%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Retail
3 8 (3.65%) Advertising
4 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.28%) Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Local Government
6 3 (1.37%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Automotive
7 2 (0.91%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.28%) .NET
2 4 (1.83%) Web Dynpro
2 4 (1.83%) SAP Business Workflow
3 3 (1.37%) Web Services
3 3 (1.37%) Middleware
3 3 (1.37%) SAP ALE
3 3 (1.37%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (1.37%) BAPI
4 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.91%) HTML
4 2 (0.91%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
5 1 (0.46%) ADSI
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.57%) FMCG
2 5 (2.28%) User Experience
2 5 (2.28%) Data Extraction
3 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (1.83%) Replication
4 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.91%) NHS
5 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.91%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.46%) Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) IVR
6 1 (0.46%) Statistics
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.94%) HPUX
2 10 (4.57%) Windows
3 4 (1.83%) Linux
4 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.46%) UNIX
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.79%) Migration
2 18 (8.22%) Project Management
3 14 (6.39%) ERP
4 13 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (4.57%) CRM
5 10 (4.57%) PLM
5 10 (4.57%) Business Analysis
6 8 (3.65%) Document Management
6 8 (3.65%) ETL
6 8 (3.65%) Analytics
7 7 (3.20%) Information Security
7 7 (3.20%) Workflow
7 7 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.20%) Change Management
7 7 (3.20%) Data Migration
8 6 (2.74%) Security Architecture
8 6 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.74%) Quality Management
8 6 (2.74%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.42%) SQL
2 9 (4.11%) ABAP
3 5 (2.28%) C
3 5 (2.28%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.83%) C#
5 3 (1.37%) VBA
5 3 (1.37%) SAPscript
5 3 (1.37%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.91%) Java
6 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.91%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (3.65%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.20%) CISSP
2 7 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.28%) CCNP
4 4 (1.83%) CISA
4 4 (1.83%) CISM
5 3 (1.37%) VCP4
5 3 (1.37%) Degree
6 2 (0.91%) MCTS
6 2 (0.91%) MCITP
6 2 (0.91%) CCNA
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.65%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.37%) QA
3 2 (0.91%) WCAG
4 1 (0.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.46%) GAMP
4 1 (0.46%) GMP
4 1 (0.46%) GxP
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.91%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 55 (25.11%) SAP
2 20 (9.13%) Oracle
3 18 (8.22%) HP
4 16 (7.31%) Veritas
4 16 (7.31%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.65%) VMware
6 7 (3.20%) Cisco
7 5 (2.28%) Jaspersoft
8 4 (1.83%) Splunk
8 4 (1.83%) Adobe
8 4 (1.83%) Citrix
9 3 (1.37%) Juniper
9 3 (1.37%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.37%) Veeam
9 3 (1.37%) WatchGuard
10 2 (0.91%) Avaloq
10 2 (0.91%) hybris
10 2 (0.91%) Tableau
10 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.91%) IBM
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