The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 27 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 18 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.06% 3.76% 4.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 4.13% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 15
Median daily rate £450 £519 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £408 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
423 412 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.49% 91.15% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 246 267
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 47
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.62% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.25 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.71 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +3 7 £375 -11.76% 1
Blackpool -3 3 £418 -22.32% 1
Burnley - 1 £450 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (17.39%) Migration
1 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
2 3 (13.04%) Moodle
2 3 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Base SAS
3 2 (8.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.35%) Gemalto
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.35%) CLAS

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Moodle
1 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) GSM
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) RFID
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Base SAS
2 2 (8.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Contactless
2 1 (4.35%) EMV
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Business Development
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Security Management
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.35%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Actuate
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Gemalto
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
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