The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 46 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.23% 4.13% 5.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 4.86% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 3
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£450 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £293 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
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
456 350 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.12% 84.95% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 202 112
Average daily rate £442 £349 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +16.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £488 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% +51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £63.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lytham St Annes +13 3 £500 +17.64%
Blackpool -27 3 £350 - 1
Preston +4 2 £438 +2.94% 1
Chorley - 1 £375 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £525 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (25.00%) Symantec
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.67%) CMS
7 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) XenApp
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (8.33%) DHCP
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) DNS
8 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.33%) VBScript
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (8.33%) Information Security
8 2 (8.33%) XenServer
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.33%) Server Building
8 2 (8.33%) Data Centre

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JSP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XSD
1 1 (4.17%) XSLT
1 1 (4.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (8.33%) Information Security
2 2 (8.33%) CRM
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
2 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VBScript
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) COBOL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) VCP4
4 1 (4.17%) CCEE
4 1 (4.17%) CCIA
4 1 (4.17%) VCP5
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) Altiris
6 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.17%) Cognos
6 1 (4.17%) Micro Focus
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago