The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £550 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
Senior Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 102 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £550 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +18.91% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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%  

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in Manchester

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in Manchester

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in Manchester

Senior Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Consultant in Manchester

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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

1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) GIS
4 3 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) React
5 2 (13.33%) Xamarin

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Couchbase
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) React
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) Internal Audit
4 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) Clojure
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
1 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) IBM