The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.94% 4.46% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 4.76% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate £425 £413 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £460 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £24.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+93.93% -5.71%
Consultant
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 99.02% 93.63% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 134 108
Average daily rate £350 £396 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (50.00%) SAP
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (30.00%) Banking
4 6 (30.00%) SAP HCM
4 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (20.00%) ClearQuest
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) DB2
5 4 (20.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (15.00%) ABAP
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) CICS
6 3 (15.00%) zOS
6 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
6 3 (15.00%) RACF
6 3 (15.00%) JCL
6 3 (15.00%) ISPF
6 3 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (15.00%) SSL
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) VSAM
6 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
6 3 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) CICS
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Portal
4 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
4 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) SAP HCM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (5.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (15.00%) ISPF
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) VSAM
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) AIX
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Migration
1 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (5.00%) Release Management
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Security
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) ABAP
1 3 (15.00%) JCL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (5.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) RACF
1 3 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft