The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

Business Consultant
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 100 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £288 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -17.64% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1246 1697 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 95.04% 94.54% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 982 821
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in Manchester

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in Manchester

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Business 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 Business Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware