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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 94 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.21% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.22% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.91%
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
1703 1353 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.25% 95.48% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 781 612
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 55
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) Information Security
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OAuth
5 1 (7.69%) OWASP
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) SAML
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth
1 1 (7.69%) SAML
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Security Management
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) OWASP
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft