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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 38 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.60% 4.72% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 5.13% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
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£450 £413 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £324 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £723 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +11.62%
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
355 448 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.21% 91.99% 89.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 262 95
Average daily rate £380 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 39
Average hourly rate £21.91 £21.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.06 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £46.09 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 July 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 July 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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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 +1 3 £450 +9.09% 1
Lytham St Annes +8 2 £451 +6.23%
Blackpool -5 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £375 -
Blackburn - 1 £400 - 2
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) ERP
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) SAP
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) HOOD
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 4 (13.33%) ETL
5 4 (13.33%) SAS
5 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (13.33%) Retail
5 4 (13.33%) SAP Retail
5 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (10.00%) Open Source
6 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) PaaS
6 3 (10.00%) Local Government
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.00%) Solaris

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (13.33%) SAS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (13.33%) SAP Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Local Government
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XSD
2 1 (3.33%) XSLT
2 1 (3.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) DataPower
4 1 (3.33%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ERP
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) ETL
3 4 (13.33%) HOOD
4 3 (10.00%) Data Security
4 3 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Server Building
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VCP4
4 1 (3.33%) VCP5
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) XenApp
1 2 (6.67%) XenServer
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) SAP
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (10.00%) Informatica
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) AppSense
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
7 1 (3.33%) Altiris
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) HP