Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 140 183 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.76% 6.59% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 6.87% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 97 122
Manchester median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £354 £325 £332
90th Percentile £613 £609 £586
North West median daily rate £478 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +4.66% +1.39% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £24.00 - £60.00

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 2,784 2,662 2,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 95.79% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,772 1,720 1,888
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £233 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.28% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 120 60
Manchester median hourly rate £18.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +16.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.23 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.60%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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
Bolton 0 4 £369 -20.27%
Wigan +2 2 - - 1
Bury - 2 - - 4
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.43%) DevOps
5 20 (14.29%) .NET
6 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (12.14%) SAP
7 17 (12.14%) Finance
8 15 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (10.71%) C#
8 15 (10.71%) CRM
9 14 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 14 (10.00%) Jenkins
10 13 (9.29%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (9.29%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.29%) Oracle
11 12 (8.57%) Cisco
11 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.86%) Project Management
12 11 (7.86%) Information Security
13 10 (7.14%) Firewall
13 10 (7.14%) Java
13 10 (7.14%) SQL
14 9 (6.43%) Migration
14 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.43%) Time Management
14 9 (6.43%) Retail
14 9 (6.43%) Terraform
14 9 (6.43%) Microservices
14 9 (6.43%) Docker

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 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.57%) CMS
2 5 (3.57%) Drupal
3 3 (2.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.43%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (4.29%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.57%) SAP CO
3 5 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (1.43%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.71%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (9.29%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.00%) Office 365
6 5 (3.57%) Boomi
7 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.14%) Serverless
9 2 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.43%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.43%) IaaS
10 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.71%) GitHub
10 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.71%) PaaS
10 1 (0.71%) SaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) Firewall
2 7 (5.00%) Skype
3 5 (3.57%) Network Security
4 4 (2.86%) VPN
5 3 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.14%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (1.43%) DHCP
6 2 (1.43%) DNS
6 2 (1.43%) Internet
6 2 (1.43%) Wireless
6 2 (1.43%) WLAN
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.71%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.71%) RS-232
7 1 (0.71%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) Power BI
2 4 (2.86%) Informix
3 2 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.43%) Essbase
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.29%) Selenium
3 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.43%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.71%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (12.14%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Retail
3 8 (5.71%) Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Legal
5 5 (3.57%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (3.57%) Gherkin
2 5 (3.57%) JSON
2 5 (3.57%) REST
2 5 (3.57%) SOAP
2 5 (3.57%) WSDL
2 5 (3.57%) XML
3 4 (2.86%) Middleware
4 3 (2.14%) CSS
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) Web Services
5 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.43%) J2EE
5 2 (1.43%) Node.js
5 2 (1.43%) RESTful
5 2 (1.43%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.43%) SAP CO-PA
6 1 (0.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.43%) YubiKey
4 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.71%) FMCG
4 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) PKI
4 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Windows
2 7 (5.00%) Linux
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.43%) DevOps
3 15 (10.71%) CRM
4 13 (9.29%) Test Automation
5 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.86%) Information Security
6 11 (7.86%) Project Management
7 9 (6.43%) Microservices
7 9 (6.43%) Migration
7 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.43%) Time Management
8 8 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (4.29%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (3.57%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (3.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (3.57%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.71%) C#
2 10 (7.14%) Java
2 10 (7.14%) SQL
3 6 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.14%) ABAP
4 3 (2.14%) Python
5 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.43%) C
5 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.29%) CISSP
4 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) CCNA
5 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.14%) CISM
5 3 (2.14%) Degree
6 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.43%) CCNP
6 2 (1.43%) CEH
6 2 (1.43%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CISA
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.14%) COBIT
3 3 (2.14%) COSO
3 3 (2.14%) PMO
4 2 (1.43%) GDPR
4 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) Docker
3 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) Terraform
2 8 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.00%) Ansible
3 7 (5.00%) Puppet
4 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.29%) Salt
5 5 (3.57%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.14%) Packer
6 3 (2.14%) QRadar
7 2 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.71%) Consul
8 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.14%) SAP
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle
4 12 (8.57%) Cisco
5 7 (5.00%) Juniper
6 5 (3.57%) Dell
6 5 (3.57%) Informatica
6 5 (3.57%) IronPort
6 5 (3.57%) MuleSoft
6 5 (3.57%) PagerDuty
7 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.86%) Citrix
7 4 (2.86%) McAfee
7 4 (2.86%) Meraki
8 3 (2.14%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.43%) Ariba
9 2 (1.43%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.43%) Google
9 2 (1.43%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.43%) Sophos