The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 31 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 18 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.97% 2.59% 7.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 2.90% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.40% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £327 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £778 £414 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
401 241 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.52% 89.26% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 109 242
Average daily rate £375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 27
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.15 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 3 £425 -
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (27.78%) Oracle
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) RMADS
3 6 (16.67%) TDD
3 6 (16.67%) CESG
3 6 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Spring
5 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Scala
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 4 (11.11%) BDD
5 4 (11.11%) Data Security
5 4 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) MySQL
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) AIX
6 3 (8.33%) HPUX
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (2.78%) MS Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) ERwin
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 4 (11.11%) Spring
1 4 (11.11%) J2EE
2 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) HTML5
2 3 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) CESG
1 6 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
1 6 (16.67%) RMADS
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) AIX
2 3 (8.33%) HPUX
2 3 (8.33%) Solaris
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) TDD
2 5 (13.89%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Data Security
3 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 4 (11.11%) BDD
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Change Control
4 3 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
5 2 (5.56%) ETL
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.78%) ERP
6 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) E-business
6 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) Scala
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) XenApp
1 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Unicenter
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) CA
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Informatica
5 1 (2.78%) Pegasus