The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 20 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.81% 3.53% 7.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 3.66% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Consultant
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103 82 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 98.10% 96.47% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 93
Average daily rate £215 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £17.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Local Government
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Certification
3 1 (20.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SAS Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau