Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 140 212 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.54% 7.21% 6.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 7.62% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 111 138
Manchester median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £319 £350 £325
90th Percentile £625 £750 £575
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £57.33

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 2,920 2,781 3,368
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.59% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,849 1,752 2,148
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £226 £238
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 120 83
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.24% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.34 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.10 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £19.03 £18.50 £16.11
% change year-on-year +2.86% +14.85% -21.43%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Bolton +7 9 £369 -20.27% 2
Bury - 2 - - 2
Wigan - 2 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £525 - 1
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (17.86%) SAP
3 24 (17.14%) Finance
4 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
5 20 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.86%) .NET
7 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
8 15 (10.71%) CRM
8 15 (10.71%) Information Security
9 14 (10.00%) Retail
9 14 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (10.00%) Windows
9 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (8.57%) Oracle
11 12 (8.57%) C#
11 12 (8.57%) DevOps
12 11 (7.86%) Java
12 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (7.14%) Linux
13 10 (7.14%) Banking
13 10 (7.14%) Migration
13 10 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
14 9 (6.43%) Time Management
14 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (6.43%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (6.43%) Windows Server
14 9 (6.43%) SQL
14 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence

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 (3.57%) CMS
1 5 (3.57%) Drupal
1 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) JBoss
2 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) MTS
3 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.71%) SAP FI
3 7 (5.00%) SAP CO
3 7 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.86%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.14%) SAP HR
5 3 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (1.43%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.43%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (5.00%) Office 365
5 5 (3.57%) Boomi
6 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.14%) Serverless
8 2 (1.43%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.43%) IaaS
9 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.71%) PaaS
9 1 (0.71%) SaaS
9 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) Firewall
2 7 (5.00%) Network Security
3 6 (4.29%) VPN
4 4 (2.86%) HTTP
5 3 (2.14%) DNS
5 3 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.43%) Skype
6 2 (1.43%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.43%) WLAN
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) FTP
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) RS-232
7 1 (0.71%) RS-485
7 1 (0.71%) SAN
7 1 (0.71%) SMS
7 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) Power BI
2 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.43%) Big Data
3 2 (1.43%) Essbase
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.71%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) QGIS
4 1 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.71%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.86%) Selenium
4 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.14%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.14%) Subversion
4 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) GitLab
6 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.71%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.71%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Retail
3 10 (7.14%) Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Publishing
6 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) SOAP
3 7 (5.00%) JSON
3 7 (5.00%) XML
4 5 (3.57%) REST
4 5 (3.57%) WSDL
5 4 (2.86%) RESTful
6 3 (2.14%) CSS
6 3 (2.14%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.14%) HTML
6 3 (2.14%) Middleware
6 3 (2.14%) Node.js
6 3 (2.14%) Web Services
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.43%) SAP CO-PA
8 1 (0.71%) CGI
8 1 (0.71%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.71%) React
8 1 (0.71%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
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%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) PKI
4 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) RIA
4 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.00%) Windows
2 10 (7.14%) Linux
3 9 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.43%) Unix
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (10.71%) CRM
2 15 (10.71%) Information Security
3 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (8.57%) DevOps
6 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.14%) Migration
8 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.43%) Time Management
9 7 (5.00%) Scrum
9 7 (5.00%) TDD
10 6 (4.29%) BDD
10 6 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (4.29%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.29%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.29%) Microservices
10 6 (4.29%) SIEM
10 6 (4.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.57%) C#
2 11 (7.86%) Java
3 9 (6.43%) SQL
4 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.86%) Groovy
6 3 (2.14%) ABAP
6 3 (2.14%) C
6 3 (2.14%) Python
6 3 (2.14%) Scala
7 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.43%) Perl
7 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Java 8
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.57%) CISSP
4 4 (2.86%) CISM
4 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) Degree
6 2 (1.43%) CCNA
6 2 (1.43%) CISA
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) CEH
7 1 (0.71%) CIMA
7 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MBA
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.29%) QA
3 4 (2.86%) COBIT
4 3 (2.14%) COSO
4 3 (2.14%) GDPR
4 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.71%) IFRS
6 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) Docker
2 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) NFS
3 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.86%) Ansible
2 4 (2.86%) Puppet
2 4 (2.86%) QRadar
2 4 (2.86%) Terraform
3 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.43%) Salt
5 1 (0.71%) Consul
5 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.71%) Kibana
5 1 (0.71%) Netcool
5 1 (0.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.71%) Packer
5 1 (0.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) SAP
2 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle
4 7 (5.00%) Cisco
5 5 (3.57%) Dell
5 5 (3.57%) Informatica
5 5 (3.57%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.57%) Splunk
6 4 (2.86%) Citrix
6 4 (2.86%) hybris
6 4 (2.86%) Meraki
6 4 (2.86%) VMware
7 3 (2.14%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.14%) Ariba
7 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.14%) Google
7 3 (2.14%) IronPort
7 3 (2.14%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.14%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.14%) McAfee