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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 99 88 88
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.54% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.57% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £425 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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
1714 1576 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.64% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 824 680
Average daily rate £395 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
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 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016, 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 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (25.00%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) Informatica
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) CMS
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Mocha
3 1 (6.25%) NuGet
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) BDD
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) OWASP
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) WCAG
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Informatica
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) EPiServer
4 2 (12.50%) Sitecore
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) hybris
5 1 (6.25%) IronPort
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Talend