The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had IT Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.59% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £875 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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
1264 1709 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.75% 95.21% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 984 810
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
1 10 (66.67%) CISMP
1 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (60.00%) COBIT
2 9 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (60.00%) WebEx
2 9 (60.00%) ISO27002
2 9 (60.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Online Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) WebEx
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CISMP
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (60.00%) COBIT
2 9 (60.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) VMware