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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Consultant
Rank 95 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.77% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.81% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £425 £471 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% +10.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
1719 1608 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.66% 95.20% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 844 674
Average daily rate £390 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (23.53%) SAP
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) SAP CRM
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (11.76%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (5.88%) SaaS
7 1 (5.88%) PaaS
7 1 (5.88%) hybris
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) IaaS
7 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.88%) Data Structures

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (11.76%) SAP CRM
4 2 (11.76%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (5.88%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) B2B
4 1 (5.88%) B2C
4 1 (5.88%) BPR
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) EAM
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) hybris
4 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com