The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 86 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% - 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £434 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.78% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £13.99 £9.32
% change year-on-year
-28.49% +50.05%
IT 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
1314 1070 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.52% 92.64% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 554 580
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 86
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IT 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 IT Consultant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Altrincham - - - -
IT Consultant
North West

IT Consultant
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
1 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) COBIT
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) CRISC
6 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) CRAMM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Law
6 1 (9.09%) GIAC

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) CRAMM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
1 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CRISC
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) COBIT
2 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS