The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 138 113 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.10% 6.27% 8.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.78% 6.60% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 49 61
Median daily rate £450 £430 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

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 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Oldham 0 2 £320 - 1
Stockport -1 1 £190 -59.46% 4
Salford - 1 £388 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 80 (34.78%) SAP
2 54 (23.48%) Finance
3 29 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 25 (10.87%) SQL
5 21 (9.13%) Windows
6 20 (8.70%) Migration
7 18 (7.83%) Information Security
7 18 (7.83%) Retail
8 16 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (6.96%) Banking
8 16 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.52%) SQL Server
9 15 (6.52%) Analytics
10 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (5.65%) Oracle
12 12 (5.22%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.22%) CISSP
12 12 (5.22%) Office 365
12 12 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (4.78%) SAP BW
13 11 (4.78%) Law
14 10 (4.35%) ITIL
14 10 (4.35%) Java
14 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (4.35%) Degree
15 9 (3.91%) Time Management

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 7 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.61%) JBoss
2 6 (2.61%) SAP Portal
2 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.87%) Drupal
6 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.87%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) CICS
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.43%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.48%) SAP FI
1 8 (3.48%) SAP Retail
2 7 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.04%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.17%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (1.74%) SAP HR
5 3 (1.30%) HFM
5 3 (1.30%) SAP APO
5 3 (1.30%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.30%) SAP PP
5 3 (1.30%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.87%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.87%) SAP PP-PI
6 2 (0.87%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (5.22%) Office 365
2 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.30%) GitHub
3 3 (1.30%) IaaS
3 3 (1.30%) PaaS
3 3 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.04%) Firewall
2 5 (2.17%) DNS
3 3 (1.30%) LDAP
3 3 (1.30%) Network Security
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.87%) DHCP
4 2 (0.87%) Skype
4 2 (0.87%) VPN
4 2 (0.87%) WAAS
5 1 (0.43%) BGP
5 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.43%) FTP
5 1 (0.43%) HSRP
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) VLAN
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.78%) SAP BW
3 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.91%) DTS
5 9 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (3.04%) QlikView
7 6 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.74%) GIS
8 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.30%) Endeca
9 3 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.30%) Hudson
4 3 (1.30%) Selenium
5 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.87%) ERwin
5 2 (0.87%) Gradle
5 2 (0.87%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) JMeter
5 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.43%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.43%) ProC
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 54 (23.48%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Retail
3 16 (6.96%) Banking
4 11 (4.78%) Law
5 7 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.74%) Marketing
8 3 (1.30%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.30%) Legal
8 3 (1.30%) Local Government
9 2 (0.87%) Advertising
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.04%) Middleware
2 5 (2.17%) .NET
2 5 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.17%) HTML
3 4 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.30%) CSS
4 3 (1.30%) HTML5
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (1.30%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (1.30%) Web Services
5 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.87%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.87%) Node.js
5 2 (0.87%) React
5 2 (0.87%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.43%) Dojo
6 1 (0.43%) jQuery
6 1 (0.43%) JSON
6 1 (0.43%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.04%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.61%) FMCG
4 3 (1.30%) Clustering
4 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.30%) Fintech
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Exalytics
5 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.87%) PMI
5 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Life Science
6 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.43%) Social Media
6 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.13%) Windows
2 7 (3.04%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.30%) Linux
4 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.70%) Migration
2 18 (7.83%) Information Security
3 16 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (6.52%) Analytics
5 12 (5.22%) Risk Management
6 10 (4.35%) ITIL
7 9 (3.91%) CRM
7 9 (3.91%) Database Mirroring
7 9 (3.91%) ERP
7 9 (3.91%) Mentoring
7 9 (3.91%) Project Management
7 9 (3.91%) Time Management
8 8 (3.48%) Change Control
9 7 (3.04%) Business Analytics
9 7 (3.04%) Change Management
9 7 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.04%) Security Architecture
10 6 (2.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.87%) SQL
2 10 (4.35%) Java
3 7 (3.04%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.74%) ABAP
4 4 (1.74%) C#
4 4 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.87%) C
5 2 (0.87%) PHP
5 2 (0.87%) Python
5 2 (0.87%) Scala
5 2 (0.87%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.43%) Clojure
6 1 (0.43%) COBOL
6 1 (0.43%) Groovy
6 1 (0.43%) JCL
6 1 (0.43%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.22%) CISSP
2 10 (4.35%) Degree
3 9 (3.91%) CISM
4 6 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ACCA
7 1 (0.43%) CCNA
7 1 (0.43%) CCSP
7 1 (0.43%) CIMA
7 1 (0.43%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.43%) MCPD
7 1 (0.43%) MCSD
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.30%) PMO
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.87%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) GCP
5 1 (0.43%) HL7
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.17%) Docker
3 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.91%) Failover Clustering
1 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (2.17%) Puppet
3 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.74%) SCCM
4 3 (1.30%) Ansible
4 3 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.87%) Kibana
5 2 (0.87%) logstash
6 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.43%) Mesos
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.43%) Nessus
6 1 (0.43%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 80 (34.78%) SAP
2 29 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.65%) Oracle
4 6 (2.61%) Ariba
4 6 (2.61%) Cisco
4 6 (2.61%) Splunk
5 5 (2.17%) Citrix
5 5 (2.17%) Juniper
6 4 (1.74%) F5
6 4 (1.74%) Tableau
6 4 (1.74%) VMware
7 3 (1.30%) Google
7 3 (1.30%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.30%) Informatica
7 3 (1.30%) Lotus
7 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.87%) HP
8 2 (0.87%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) Polycom
8 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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