Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 23 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 183 225 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.53% 7.04% 7.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 7.46% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 132 147
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £326 £253
90th Percentile £629 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate - £60.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +42.86% +320.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,692 3,016 3,636
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 94.37% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 1,927 2,067
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.53%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £225
90th Percentile £575 £548 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 62 138
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.17% -13.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.28 £11.09
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Manchester

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Manchester

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Manchester

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Manchester

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 4 £254 -40.29%
Bolton 0 4 £463 +19.35% 1
Wigan - 1 £900 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 64 (34.97%) SAP
2 25 (13.66%) Migration
3 24 (13.11%) Retail
4 23 (12.57%) Finance
5 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
6 16 (8.74%) ERP
6 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (8.20%) Windows
8 13 (7.10%) Workflow
8 13 (7.10%) System Testing
9 12 (6.56%) Data Mapping
9 12 (6.56%) Sequence Diagram
9 12 (6.56%) SQL
9 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
9 12 (6.56%) SAP BW
9 12 (6.56%) Taleo
10 11 (6.01%) ITIL
10 11 (6.01%) Unix
10 11 (6.01%) Manufacturing
11 10 (5.46%) Change Management
11 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.92%) SOAP
12 9 (4.92%) Web Services
12 9 (4.92%) JavaScript
12 9 (4.92%) .NET
12 9 (4.92%) ITSM
12 9 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.92%) DevOps
12 9 (4.92%) REST

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 5 (2.73%) NetWeaver
2 3 (1.64%) JBoss
2 3 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.09%) CMS
3 2 (1.09%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) CICS
4 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) SAP Retail
2 6 (3.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.73%) SAP CO
3 5 (2.73%) SAP FI
3 5 (2.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.19%) BPCS
4 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.19%) SAP ERP
4 4 (2.19%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (2.19%) SAP PLM
4 4 (2.19%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.64%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.64%) SAP SRM
6 2 (1.09%) SAP APO
6 2 (1.09%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (1.09%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.09%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.56%) Taleo
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.09%) Office 365
4 2 (1.09%) Serverless
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) SNMP
2 3 (1.64%) FTP
2 3 (1.64%) HTTP
3 2 (1.09%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) SMS
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) SAP BW
2 6 (3.28%) DB2
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.73%) Power BI
4 4 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.19%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.09%) Big Data
6 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.09%) LSMW
2 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.09%) MorphX
2 2 (1.09%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) GitLab
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (13.11%) Retail
2 23 (12.57%) Finance
3 11 (6.01%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.83%) Banking
5 6 (3.28%) Law
6 5 (2.73%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.19%) Advertising
8 2 (1.09%) French Language
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) .NET
1 9 (4.92%) REST
1 9 (4.92%) SOAP
1 9 (4.92%) Web Services
2 7 (3.83%) JSON
3 5 (2.73%) EDI
3 5 (2.73%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.19%) Middleware
4 4 (2.19%) XML
5 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.09%) Kafka
6 2 (1.09%) Node.js
6 2 (1.09%) RESTful
7 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.55%) LINQ
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.55%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.55%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.83%) CMDB
2 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.09%) FMCG
3 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.55%) Clustering
4 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.55%) Replication
4 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.20%) Windows
2 11 (6.01%) Unix
3 7 (3.83%) Linux
3 7 (3.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.66%) Migration
2 16 (8.74%) ERP
3 13 (7.10%) System Testing
3 13 (7.10%) Workflow
4 12 (6.56%) Data Mapping
4 12 (6.56%) Sequence Diagram
5 11 (6.01%) ITIL
6 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.46%) Change Management
7 9 (4.92%) DevOps
7 9 (4.92%) ITSM
7 9 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.37%) CRM
8 8 (4.37%) Data Integration
8 8 (4.37%) Data Modelling
9 7 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.83%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.83%) Information Security
9 7 (3.83%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.83%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.56%) SQL
2 9 (4.92%) JavaScript
2 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
3 8 (4.37%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.28%) ABAP
4 6 (3.28%) C#
5 5 (2.73%) Java
6 4 (2.19%) RPG
6 4 (2.19%) RPG IV
6 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.09%) Go
7 2 (1.09%) Python
7 2 (1.09%) X++
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) COBOL
8 1 (0.55%) Scala
8 1 (0.55%) VB
8 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (4.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) CISSP
4 3 (1.64%) CISM
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.55%) MCSE
5 1 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) PMO
2 3 (1.64%) IFRS
3 2 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) GPG13
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.09%) XenApp
3 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.09%) Mesos
2 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.09%) Puppet
2 2 (1.09%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Kibana
3 1 (0.55%) logstash
3 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) PowerBroker
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
3 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (34.97%) SAP
2 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.37%) ServiceNow
3 8 (4.37%) Snow
4 5 (2.73%) Infor
4 5 (2.73%) VMware
5 4 (2.19%) Sophos
6 3 (1.64%) Ariba
6 3 (1.64%) IBM
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle
6 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.64%) Sage
7 2 (1.09%) Citrix
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.55%) McAfee
8 1 (0.55%) NetApp
8 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft