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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 52 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 15 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 0.13% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 0.13% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
722 745 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.40% 93.95% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 369 336
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 32 (100.00%) Oracle
2 31 (96.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (59.38%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
6 15 (46.88%) SQL
6 15 (46.88%) CRM
6 15 (46.88%) Finance
7 11 (34.38%) XML
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle iProcurement
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (31.25%) Local Government
9 9 (28.13%) E-business
10 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
10 8 (25.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 8 (25.00%) Migration
11 5 (15.63%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (15.63%) Workflow
11 5 (15.63%) EAM
12 4 (12.50%) Project Management
12 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
12 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (12.50%) SCORM
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll
12 4 (12.50%) Change Control
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (15.63%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 31 (96.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (59.38%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (34.38%) Oracle iProcurement
4 8 (25.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) CRM
2 9 (28.13%) E-business
3 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Workflow
4 5 (15.63%) EAM
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.13%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Oracle