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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.49% - 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% - 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
150 164 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 94.94% 94.25% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 139 115
Average daily rate £373 £425 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £478 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 28 August 2015, 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 11 (40.74%) Mainframe
2 9 (33.33%) SAS
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) Migration
4 7 (25.93%) ETL
4 7 (25.93%) AIX
4 7 (25.93%) IBM
4 7 (25.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (22.22%) OLAP Cube
5 6 (22.22%) Tivoli
5 6 (22.22%) ClearQuest
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
5 6 (22.22%) ClearCase
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 6 (22.22%) DB2
5 6 (22.22%) OLAP
5 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (18.52%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (18.52%) VSAM
6 5 (18.52%) ISPF
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) SSL
6 5 (18.52%) RACF
6 5 (18.52%) JCL
6 5 (18.52%) zOS
6 5 (18.52%) CICS
6 5 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (11.11%) UNIX
7 3 (11.11%) Banking

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) SAS
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 5 (18.52%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 6 (22.22%) OLAP Cube
2 6 (22.22%) DB2
2 6 (22.22%) OLAP
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) DataStage
3 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) ClearCase
1 6 (22.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (18.52%) ISPF
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) VSAM
3 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) AIX
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) zOS
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ETL
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Management
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Analytics
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JCL
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.70%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) RACF
1 5 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 5 (18.52%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Informatica
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) BMC