The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 94 143 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.10% 7.96% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 8.43% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 68 48
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1255 1697 1541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.79% 94.44% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 980 810
Median daily rate £375 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -3 4 £350 -
Salford -6 2 £425 -19.04%
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (29.35%) SAP
2 58 (28.86%) Finance
3 41 (20.40%) Microsoft
4 24 (11.94%) SQL
5 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
6 21 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.96%) Java
7 18 (8.96%) Oracle
7 18 (8.96%) .NET
8 17 (8.46%) Information Security
9 16 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (7.96%) Windows
9 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (7.46%) Banking
11 14 (6.97%) Migration
11 14 (6.97%) Cisco
11 14 (6.97%) SQL Server
12 13 (6.47%) Firewall
13 12 (5.97%) Retail
13 12 (5.97%) JavaScript
14 11 (5.47%) CISSP
14 11 (5.47%) C#
14 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 10 (4.98%) Degree
15 10 (4.98%) Unit Testing
15 10 (4.98%) Oracle EBS R12
15 10 (4.98%) BDD
15 10 (4.98%) Web Services

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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.49%) Drupal
4 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.49%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.00%) JBoss
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) Jetty
6 1 (0.50%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (3.98%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (3.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (3.48%) SAP Retail
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (2.99%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (2.49%) SAP SD
7 4 (1.99%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.99%) SAP FI
7 4 (1.99%) SAP HR
7 4 (1.99%) SAP MM
7 4 (1.99%) SAP Payroll
7 4 (1.99%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.98%) Office 365
4 4 (1.99%) GitHub
5 3 (1.49%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.47%) Firewall
2 9 (4.48%) WebEx
3 4 (1.99%) DNS
4 2 (1.00%) ATM
4 2 (1.00%) Network Security
4 2 (1.00%) SAN
4 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) DHCP
5 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.50%) HSRP
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) LAN
5 1 (0.50%) LDAP
5 1 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.50%) VLAN
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) DB2
2 7 (3.48%) DTS
2 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.99%) SAP BW
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.49%) GIS
4 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.00%) Big Data
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.00%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Selenium
2 5 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.49%) JMeter
4 2 (1.00%) Gradle
4 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.50%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.50%) Hudson
5 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.50%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.50%) ProC
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (28.86%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Banking
3 12 (5.97%) Retail
4 10 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.48%) General Ledger
5 9 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.98%) Marketing
7 7 (3.48%) Electronics
8 5 (2.49%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.99%) Billing
9 4 (1.99%) Legal
10 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Advertising
11 2 (1.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.96%) .NET
2 10 (4.98%) Web Services
3 8 (3.98%) React
4 7 (3.48%) CSS
5 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.99%) HTML
7 3 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.49%) HTML5
7 3 (1.49%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (1.00%) Node.js
8 2 (1.00%) Visualforce
8 2 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.50%) EDI
9 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.50%) J2EE
9 1 (0.50%) Middleware
9 1 (0.50%) Servlets
9 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.49%) FMCG
4 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.99%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.49%) Clustering
5 3 (1.49%) Fintech
5 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.49%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.00%) iPad
6 2 (1.00%) PMI
6 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.96%) Windows
2 7 (3.48%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.99%) Linux
3 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.00%) AIX
4 2 (1.00%) Android
4 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.00%) Unix
5 1 (0.50%) SUSE
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (8.46%) Information Security
3 16 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.97%) Migration
5 10 (4.98%) BDD
5 10 (4.98%) ETL
5 10 (4.98%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (4.98%) Unit Testing
6 9 (4.48%) CRM
6 9 (4.48%) Programme Management
6 9 (4.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 8 (3.98%) Scrum
8 7 (3.48%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.48%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.99%) Cash Management
9 6 (2.99%) Data Migration
9 6 (2.99%) Security Architecture
9 6 (2.99%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.94%) SQL
2 18 (8.96%) Java
3 12 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.47%) C#
5 5 (2.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.49%) ABAP
6 3 (1.49%) C
6 3 (1.49%) PHP
7 2 (1.00%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.00%) F#
7 2 (1.00%) Scala
8 1 (0.50%) Clojure
8 1 (0.50%) COBOL
8 1 (0.50%) Groovy
8 1 (0.50%) Korn
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.47%) CISSP
2 10 (4.98%) CISMP
2 10 (4.98%) Degree
3 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.00%) CCNA
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ACCA
6 1 (0.50%) CCNP
6 1 (0.50%) CCSP
6 1 (0.50%) CIMA
6 1 (0.50%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.50%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.48%) COBIT
2 9 (4.48%) ISO27002
3 8 (3.98%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.99%) QA
5 2 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.00%) GDPR
5 2 (1.00%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.48%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.99%) Docker
5 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) KVM
5 1 (0.50%) NDS
5 1 (0.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.50%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) SCCM
2 6 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.99%) Puppet
2 6 (2.99%) WSUS
3 5 (2.49%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.99%) Ansible
5 3 (1.49%) Kibana
5 3 (1.49%) logstash
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
6 1 (0.50%) Mesos
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (29.35%) SAP
2 41 (20.40%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.96%) Oracle
4 14 (6.97%) Cisco
5 8 (3.98%) Citrix
5 8 (3.98%) Tableau
6 6 (2.99%) Intel Security
6 6 (2.99%) VMware
7 5 (2.49%) IBM
8 4 (1.99%) F5
8 4 (1.99%) Google
8 4 (1.99%) Informatica
8 4 (1.99%) Juniper
8 4 (1.99%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.49%) Splunk
10 2 (1.00%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.00%) Lotus
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.00%) Veritas
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