The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 96 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.39% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £499 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% +47.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
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
1735 1453 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 95.59% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 802 631
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 70
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £38.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Dell
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) WCAG
2 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (25.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (25.00%) OWASP
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) CMS

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) OWASP
1 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) hybris
3 1 (12.50%) IronPort
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Talend