The median contractor rate for a IT Consultant was £875 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 97 96
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.077% 0.50% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.53% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £875 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -4.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -5.55% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in Manchester

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in Manchester

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in Manchester

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
1 10 (71.43%) CISMP
1 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (64.29%) COBIT
2 9 (64.29%) WebEx
2 9 (64.29%) ISO27002
2 9 (64.29%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Online Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Service Design
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) WebEx
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Service Design
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISMP
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (64.29%) COBIT
2 9 (64.29%) ISO27002
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft