Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 37 14
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 187 159 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.66% 4.90% 8.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.07% 5.16% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 91 125
Manchester median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £313 £370 £325
90th Percentile £600 £650 £750
North West median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year -28.21% - -

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 2,644 3,079 2,726
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.86% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,732 1,942 1,647
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £214
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 129 103
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £19.09 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +19.31% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.08 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.70 £40.40 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.15 £19.25
% change year-on-year -3.55% -5.74% +11.59%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Salford - 7 £400 - 4
Bolton -7 4 £500 +28.21% 5
Wigan +1 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Altrincham - 2 £400 - 2
Stockport +11 1 - - 2
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (28.34%) SAP
2 40 (21.39%) Finance
3 37 (19.79%) Migration
4 35 (18.72%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.11%) Azure
6 25 (13.37%) DevOps
7 23 (12.30%) Windows
8 22 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (10.70%) Public Sector
11 17 (9.09%) AWS
11 17 (9.09%) Active Directory
12 16 (8.56%) Office 365
12 16 (8.56%) Ansible
12 16 (8.56%) SAP S/4HANA
12 16 (8.56%) Power Platform
13 15 (8.02%) SQL
14 13 (6.95%) Terraform
14 13 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (6.42%) Jenkins
15 12 (6.42%) Microservices
16 11 (5.88%) Oracle
16 11 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (5.88%) Kubernetes
16 11 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (5.88%) Power BI
16 11 (5.88%) Project Delivery
17 10 (5.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 10 (5.35%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (5.35%) Windows Server

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 10 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) CMS
2 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.07%) Apache
3 2 (1.07%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (8.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (3.74%) SAP HCM
3 6 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.67%) SAP MM
4 5 (2.67%) SAP Retail
5 4 (2.14%) SAP WM
6 3 (1.60%) SAP HR
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.53%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.53%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.53%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.11%) Azure
2 17 (9.09%) AWS
3 16 (8.56%) Office 365
3 16 (8.56%) Power Platform
4 11 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.35%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.14%) GCP
6 4 (2.14%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.60%) SaaS
8 2 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.07%) Boomi
8 2 (1.07%) IaaS
8 2 (1.07%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.07%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.07%) PaaS
8 2 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (1.07%) Yammer
9 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) Firewall
1 5 (2.67%) Skype
2 4 (2.14%) IPsec
2 4 (2.14%) LAN
2 4 (2.14%) VPN
2 4 (2.14%) WAN
2 4 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.60%) DNS
3 3 (1.60%) VSAN
4 2 (1.07%) Intranet
4 2 (1.07%) Network Security
4 2 (1.07%) PABX
5 1 (0.53%) BGP
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) HSRP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) MPLS
5 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.88%) Power BI
2 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.60%) QlikView
7 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.53%) HBase
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.07%) Hudson
2 2 (1.07%) LSMW
2 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 40 (21.39%) Finance
2 20 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.81%) Retail
4 6 (3.21%) Legal
4 6 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.14%) Banking
5 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.07%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) .NET
2 6 (3.21%) Web Services
3 5 (2.67%) JSON
4 3 (1.60%) MDX
4 3 (1.60%) REST
4 3 (1.60%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.60%) SOAP
4 3 (1.60%) XML
5 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.07%) HTML
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.07%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.07%) WSDL
6 1 (0.53%) ADO
6 1 (0.53%) BAPI
6 1 (0.53%) COM
6 1 (0.53%) EDI
6 1 (0.53%) Kafka
6 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.81%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.74%) User Experience
3 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.14%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.07%) CMDB
5 2 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.07%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.53%) BYOD
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) LPAR
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.30%) Windows
2 10 (5.35%) Linux
2 10 (5.35%) Windows 10
2 10 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.14%) CentOS
3 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.14%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.60%) AIX
5 2 (1.07%) Android
5 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.79%) Migration
2 25 (13.37%) DevOps
3 22 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (6.42%) Microservices
7 11 (5.88%) Project Delivery
8 10 (5.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (4.81%) Project Management
9 9 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.28%) Data Migration
11 7 (3.74%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.74%) CRM
11 7 (3.74%) Logistics
12 6 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.21%) Workflow
12 6 (3.21%) Workshop Facilitation
13 5 (2.67%) Collaborative Working
13 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure as Code
13 5 (2.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.02%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) Java
3 6 (3.21%) Python
4 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.14%) ABAP
5 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.14%) C#
5 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.53%) COBOL
7 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.53%) Scala
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.67%) Degree
3 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.07%) CISA
5 2 (1.07%) CISM
5 2 (1.07%) CISSP
5 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) CCDA
6 1 (0.53%) CCIE
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) GDPR
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) COSO
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.35%) Docker
3 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.14%) vSphere
5 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.07%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.53%) Firmware
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.56%) Ansible
2 13 (6.95%) Terraform
3 11 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 11 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.81%) Prometheus
5 9 (4.81%) SCCM
6 8 (4.28%) Puppet
7 4 (2.14%) Nagios
7 4 (2.14%) Salt
8 3 (1.60%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.60%) Packer
9 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.07%) vRealize
10 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 53 (28.34%) SAP
2 35 (18.72%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.88%) Oracle
4 9 (4.81%) VMware
5 6 (3.21%) Cisco
5 6 (3.21%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.60%) Juniper
6 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.07%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.07%) BMC
7 2 (1.07%) Citrix
7 2 (1.07%) Dell
7 2 (1.07%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.07%) HP
7 2 (1.07%) IBM
7 2 (1.07%) Informatica
7 2 (1.07%) Monetate
7 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.07%) Samsung
7 2 (1.07%) Symantec