Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bolton during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 5.41% 1.64% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 1.69% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Bolton median daily rate £463 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.31% - -
Manchester median daily rate £475 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bolton median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate - - £15.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bolton
Contract vacancies in Bolton with a recognized job title 74 59 29
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 96.72% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 18
Bolton median daily rate £325 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £122 £126 £213
90th Percentile £506 £425 £520
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bolton median hourly rate - - £18.48
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bolton

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Bolton

Consultant Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Bolton region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) General Ledger
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (50.00%) X++
1 2 (50.00%) MorphX
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) ERP

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MorphX
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards