The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 55 75 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 14 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.92% 0.11% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 0.12% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £423
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +12.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
672 851 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.93% 91.21% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 423 361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £226 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 54
Average hourly rate £18.32 £23.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% -11.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Functional Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Oracle
2 24 (96.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (48.00%) CRM
6 12 (48.00%) Finance
7 11 (44.00%) XML
7 11 (44.00%) Oracle iProcurement
8 10 (40.00%) SQL
9 8 (32.00%) E-business
9 8 (32.00%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (24.00%) Local Government
10 6 (24.00%) Migration
11 5 (20.00%) EAM
11 5 (20.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (20.00%) Workflow
11 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (16.00%) SCORM
13 3 (12.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 3 (12.00%) Oracle Payroll
14 2 (8.00%) Project Management
14 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
14 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
14 2 (8.00%) Oracle HRMS
14 2 (8.00%) Oracle Applications
14 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
15 1 (4.00%) Cash Management

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 24 (96.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) CRM
2 8 (32.00%) E-business
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Workflow
4 5 (20.00%) EAM
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Cash Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle