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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 22 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.48% 6.00% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 6.38% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £445 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £605 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
107 94 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 93.04% 94.00% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 46 62
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) ZAP BI
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) ZAP BI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy