Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 14 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 167 243 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.18% 8.63% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.47% 9.18% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 126 112
Manchester median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £365 £325 £306
90th Percentile £715 £750 £611
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £48.75 - £62.50

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 3,055 2,648 3,468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.03% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,597 2,036
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 99 77
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.68 £10.48 £10.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.03% +6.75% +8.34%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +3 2 £335 -4.29% 1
Wigan -3 2 £400 -11.11% 1
Stockport +2 1 - - 4
Oldham 0 1 £700 +118.75%
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 49 (29.34%) SAP
2 27 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (13.17%) Windows
4 22 (13.17%) Linux
4 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
4 22 (13.17%) Finance
5 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (10.78%) SQL
7 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (10.18%) Puppet
8 15 (8.98%) DevOps
8 15 (8.98%) Terraform
8 15 (8.98%) Windows Server
8 15 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
8 15 (8.98%) PowerShell
8 15 (8.98%) Python
8 15 (8.98%) Retail
8 15 (8.98%) VMware
9 13 (7.78%) Information Security
9 13 (7.78%) Data Analysis
9 13 (7.78%) Migration
9 13 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (7.19%) Manufacturing
10 12 (7.19%) Ruby
11 11 (6.59%) Java
11 11 (6.59%) .NET
11 11 (6.59%) Deployment Automation

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 2 (1.20%) IIS
1 2 (1.20%) SAS
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) MTS
2 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) SAP CO
1 6 (3.59%) SAP FI
1 6 (3.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (2.40%) SAP PLM
2 4 (2.40%) SAP SCM
2 4 (2.40%) SAP Travel Management
3 3 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.80%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.80%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.20%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.20%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (1.20%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.20%) SAP Retail
4 2 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.20%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.60%) Maximo
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.60%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.40%) Serverless
5 3 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.80%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.60%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) Office 365
7 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) Firewall
2 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.40%) SAN
3 4 (2.40%) VPN
4 3 (1.80%) Network Security
5 2 (1.20%) HTTP
5 2 (1.20%) IPsec
5 2 (1.20%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.60%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) DMZ
6 1 (0.60%) DNS
6 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.60%) FTP
6 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) NAS
6 1 (0.60%) Skype
6 1 (0.60%) WAN
6 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.80%) Power BI
2 3 (1.80%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.20%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) DTS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.40%) Mercurial
2 4 (2.40%) Subversion
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.80%) Ranorex
3 3 (1.80%) Selenium
4 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 22 (13.17%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Retail
3 12 (7.19%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.99%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Advertising
5 4 (2.40%) Publishing
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.60%) International Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) .NET
2 7 (4.19%) Node.js
3 6 (3.59%) JSON
3 6 (3.59%) SAP TM
4 4 (2.40%) RESTful
5 3 (1.80%) SOAP
5 3 (1.80%) Web Services
6 2 (1.20%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.20%) EDI
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.20%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.60%) Ajax
7 1 (0.60%) CGI
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.60%) HTML
7 1 (0.60%) J2EE
7 1 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) Clustering
5 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.20%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Blog
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) SCADA
6 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.17%) Linux
1 22 (13.17%) Windows
2 15 (8.98%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.59%) CentOS
4 6 (3.59%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.40%) Unix
7 3 (1.80%) Debian
7 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (8.98%) DevOps
3 15 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (7.78%) Data Analysis
4 13 (7.78%) Information Security
4 13 (7.78%) Migration
5 11 (6.59%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (5.99%) Test Automation
7 8 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.79%) TDD
8 6 (3.59%) BDD
8 6 (3.59%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.59%) CRM
8 6 (3.59%) ERP
8 6 (3.59%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.59%) Scrum
8 6 (3.59%) Software Delivery
9 5 (2.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.78%) SQL
2 15 (8.98%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.98%) Python
3 12 (7.19%) Ruby
4 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.59%) Java
5 8 (4.79%) C#
6 7 (4.19%) PHP
7 4 (2.40%) ABAP
7 4 (2.40%) Groovy
7 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.40%) Perl
7 4 (2.40%) Scala
8 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.20%) C
9 2 (1.20%) Go
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) R
10 1 (0.60%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.19%) CISSP
4 5 (2.99%) CISM
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.20%) CISA
6 2 (1.20%) ISEB
6 2 (1.20%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.60%) CIMA
7 1 (0.60%) Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) MBA
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) GDPR
2 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) COBIT
3 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.80%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) COSO
4 2 (1.20%) IFRS
4 2 (1.20%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.20%) Docker
6 2 (1.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) NFS
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (10.18%) Puppet
2 15 (8.98%) Terraform
3 6 (3.59%) Ansible
4 5 (2.99%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.80%) Packer
6 3 (1.80%) WSUS
7 2 (1.20%) Consul
7 2 (1.20%) SCCM
8 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.60%) Netcool
8 1 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) QRadar
8 1 (0.60%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) SCOM
8 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (29.34%) SAP
2 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.98%) VMware
4 5 (2.99%) Google
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco
5 4 (2.40%) HP
5 4 (2.40%) hybris
5 4 (2.40%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.80%) Sage
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.80%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.20%) Ariba
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix
7 2 (1.20%) F5
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
7 2 (1.20%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.20%) Juniper
7 2 (1.20%) Splunk
7 2 (1.20%) Symantec