The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 89 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.072% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.078% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£513 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +25.71%
Technical 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
1548 1274 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.20% 92.32% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 668 418
Average daily rate £363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 61 90
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -9.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.49 £81.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) PeopleTools
5 3 (16.67%) PeopleCode
5 3 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (11.11%) X++
6 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (11.11%) EAI
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 2 (11.11%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (11.11%) Ant
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Java

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (5.56%) Agresso
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) PeopleTools
2 2 (11.11%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) MorphX
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) BDD
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) EAI
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow Management
5 1 (5.56%) Document Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PeopleCode
3 2 (11.11%) X++
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle