Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 214 236 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.29% 6.74% 8.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.71% 7.14% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 137 141
Manchester median daily rate £463 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% -2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £750 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate - £52.16 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +24.18% +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 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +2 4 £463 +42.31% 1
Salford +5 3 £388 -34.87%
Altrincham - 1 £426 - 1
Oldham - 1 £320 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 81 (37.85%) SAP
2 33 (15.42%) Finance
3 31 (14.49%) Retail
4 20 (9.35%) Migration
5 19 (8.88%) Microsoft
6 17 (7.94%) SAP BW
6 17 (7.94%) Information Security
7 15 (7.01%) Banking
7 15 (7.01%) ITIL
8 14 (6.54%) Law
9 13 (6.07%) Active Directory
9 13 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (5.61%) ERP
10 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.14%) Workflow
11 11 (5.14%) CISSP
11 11 (5.14%) SQL
11 11 (5.14%) Data Mapping
12 10 (4.67%) System Testing
12 10 (4.67%) Sequence Diagram
12 10 (4.67%) Windows
12 10 (4.67%) CISM
12 10 (4.67%) Taleo
12 10 (4.67%) SAP Retail
13 9 (4.21%) Change Management
13 9 (4.21%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.21%) Unix
13 9 (4.21%) CRM
13 9 (4.21%) Cybersecurity

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 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.34%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.40%) JBoss
3 3 (1.40%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.47%) CICS
5 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.67%) SAP Retail
2 7 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.27%) SAP Payroll
3 6 (2.80%) SAP HR
4 5 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.34%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.87%) SAP PLM
5 4 (1.87%) SAP PP
5 4 (1.87%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.40%) HFM
6 3 (1.40%) SAP APO
6 3 (1.40%) SAP CAR
6 3 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.40%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.93%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.93%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.67%) Taleo
3 7 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.34%) Office 365
5 4 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.34%) LDAP
2 4 (1.87%) Firewall
2 4 (1.87%) FTP
2 4 (1.87%) HTTP
2 4 (1.87%) Network Security
2 4 (1.87%) SNMP
3 3 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.40%) WAAS
4 2 (0.93%) DHCP
4 2 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.47%) Skype
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.94%) SAP BW
2 8 (3.74%) QlikView
3 4 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.87%) GIS
3 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.40%) Power BI
4 3 (1.40%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.93%) Endeca
5 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.93%) MorphX
2 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) GitLab
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 33 (15.42%) Finance
2 31 (14.49%) Retail
3 15 (7.01%) Banking
4 14 (6.54%) Law
5 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.87%) Advertising
6 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) French Language
8 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.93%) Local Government
8 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.80%) .NET
1 6 (2.80%) Web Services
2 5 (2.34%) Middleware
2 5 (2.34%) REST
2 5 (2.34%) SOAP
3 4 (1.87%) JSON
4 3 (1.40%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.40%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.93%) Kafka
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.93%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) BAPI
6 1 (0.47%) CSS
6 1 (0.47%) EDI
6 1 (0.47%) HTML
6 1 (0.47%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.34%) FMCG
3 4 (1.87%) CMDB
3 4 (1.87%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.87%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.87%) PKI
4 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
4 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Exalytics
5 1 (0.47%) Clustering
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.47%) Replication
5 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.67%) Windows
2 9 (4.21%) Unix
3 7 (3.27%) Linux
4 5 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.35%) Migration
2 17 (7.94%) Information Security
3 15 (7.01%) ITIL
4 13 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.61%) ERP
5 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.14%) Data Mapping
6 11 (5.14%) Workflow
7 10 (4.67%) Sequence Diagram
7 10 (4.67%) System Testing
8 9 (4.21%) Change Management
8 9 (4.21%) CRM
8 9 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (4.21%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.74%) Security Architecture
9 8 (3.74%) Time Management
10 7 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.27%) Data Migration
11 6 (2.80%) ITSM
11 6 (2.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.14%) SQL
2 7 (3.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.80%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.34%) ABAP
5 4 (1.87%) C#
5 4 (1.87%) Java
5 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.93%) C
6 2 (0.93%) X++
7 1 (0.47%) COBOL
7 1 (0.47%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.14%) CISSP
2 10 (4.67%) CISM
3 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) Degree
6 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.34%) PMO
2 3 (1.40%) IFRS
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) COSO
4 1 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.47%) XenApp
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Ansible
1 2 (0.93%) Mesos
1 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
1 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.47%) Kibana
2 1 (0.47%) logstash
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.47%) Nessus
2 1 (0.47%) PowerBroker
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 81 (37.85%) SAP
2 19 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.74%) Oracle
4 5 (2.34%) Ariba
4 5 (2.34%) Citrix
4 5 (2.34%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.34%) Snow
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco
5 3 (1.40%) F5
5 3 (1.40%) Hyperion
5 3 (1.40%) IBM
5 3 (1.40%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.40%) Juniper
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (0.93%) Informatica
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.93%) Sage
7 1 (0.47%) Lotus
7 1 (0.47%) NetApp
7 1 (0.47%) VMware