Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 13 25
Rank change year-on-year -23 +12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 147 247 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.63% 8.46% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.86% 8.94% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 127 115
Manchester median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £368 £325 £343
90th Percentile £673 £750 £588
North West median daily rate £478 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.95% +7.06% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - £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 3,022 2,763 3,468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 94.69% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,886 1,689 2,110
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £232 £225 £237
90th Percentile £568 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 107 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £9.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% +11.76% -8.68%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +9 7 £383 -4.38%
Wigan - 2 £400 - 1
Stockport +3 1 £525 +176.32% 2
Oldham -2 1 £700 +118.75%
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 27 (18.37%) SAP
3 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
4 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (12.24%) Windows
5 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.56%) Retail
6 17 (11.56%) Information Security
6 17 (11.56%) Linux
7 14 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (8.84%) DevOps
8 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
9 11 (7.48%) SQL
9 11 (7.48%) Migration
9 11 (7.48%) Banking
9 11 (7.48%) Puppet
9 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
10 10 (6.80%) Terraform
10 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.80%) Oracle
10 10 (6.80%) Python
10 10 (6.80%) CRM
10 10 (6.80%) Firewall
11 9 (6.12%) CISSP
11 9 (6.12%) Ruby
11 9 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (6.12%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (6.12%) GDPR

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 3 (2.04%) CMS
1 3 (2.04%) Drupal
1 3 (2.04%) SAS
1 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) MTS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.76%) SAP CO
2 7 (4.76%) SAP FI
2 7 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.72%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 3 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.04%) SAP APO
5 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.36%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.36%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.40%) Office 365
6 4 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.04%) Boomi
8 2 (1.36%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.68%) IaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Serverless
9 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) Firewall
2 6 (4.08%) Network Security
3 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.40%) VPN
4 4 (2.72%) HTTP
5 3 (2.04%) DNS
5 3 (2.04%) Skype
5 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.36%) SAN
6 2 (1.36%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.68%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.68%) IPsec
7 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.68%) RS-232
7 1 (0.68%) RS-485
7 1 (0.68%) SMS
7 1 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.04%) Base SAS
2 3 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.68%) Essbase
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.04%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.04%) Subversion
3 3 (2.04%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.36%) Ranorex
4 2 (1.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Retail
3 11 (7.48%) Banking
4 7 (4.76%) Legal
5 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.40%) Publishing
6 4 (2.72%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) .NET
1 7 (4.76%) JSON
2 6 (4.08%) SOAP
3 5 (3.40%) XML
4 4 (2.72%) Node.js
4 4 (2.72%) Web Services
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) RESTful
5 3 (2.04%) WSDL
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.36%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) CGI
7 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.68%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.68%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.68%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.68%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.36%) YubiKey
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Blog
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Windows
2 17 (11.56%) Linux
3 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.72%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.04%) Unix
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.36%) CentOS
7 2 (1.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.56%) Information Security
3 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (8.84%) DevOps
4 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
5 11 (7.48%) Migration
6 10 (6.80%) CRM
6 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.12%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (5.44%) Time Management
9 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.76%) ITIL
9 7 (4.76%) Open Source
9 7 (4.76%) Service Design
10 6 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.08%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.08%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.08%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.48%) SQL
2 10 (6.80%) Python
3 9 (6.12%) Ruby
4 8 (5.44%) Java
4 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.76%) C#
6 4 (2.72%) C
6 4 (2.72%) Groovy
6 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.72%) PHP
7 3 (2.04%) Perl
7 3 (2.04%) Scala
8 2 (1.36%) ABAP
8 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) Java 8
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) CISSP
2 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) CISM
4 4 (2.72%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.04%) CISA
6 2 (1.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) CEH
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) GDPR
2 8 (5.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.40%) COBIT
4 4 (2.72%) COSO
4 4 (2.72%) QA
5 3 (2.04%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.36%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.68%) IFRS
7 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.36%) Docker
4 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.68%) NFS
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Puppet
2 10 (6.80%) Terraform
3 6 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.72%) QRadar
5 3 (2.04%) Ansible
5 3 (2.04%) Consul
5 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) Packer
6 2 (1.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.68%) Kibana
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.68%) Salt
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) SAP
2 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.80%) Oracle
4 8 (5.44%) VMware
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) Splunk
7 4 (2.72%) Citrix
7 4 (2.72%) Google
8 3 (2.04%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.04%) Dell
8 3 (2.04%) Informatica
8 3 (2.04%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.04%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.04%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.04%) Sage
9 2 (1.36%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.36%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.36%) Meraki
9 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.36%) SaltStack