The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 73 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 23 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£423 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional 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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Consultant across the Manchester region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 32 (88.89%) Oracle
2 30 (83.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (77.78%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (50.00%) Finance
5 16 (44.44%) Local Government
6 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 11 (30.56%) CRM
8 6 (16.67%) General Ledger
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (16.67%) Migration
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (11.11%) E-business
10 4 (11.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 3 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (8.33%) Cash Management
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (5.56%) SAP
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle Self-Service HR

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (83.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 28 (77.78%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (2.78%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) PeopleTools
1 1 (2.78%) MorphX
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (44.44%) Local Government
3 6 (16.67%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) Data Conversion
1 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) CRM
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.11%) E-business
5 3 (8.33%) Cash Management
6 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.78%) ERP
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) EAM
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) X++
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft