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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 34 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.88% 5.82% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 6.50% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
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£425 £388 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £418 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.61%
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
347 246 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.22% 89.45% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 112 226
Average daily rate £345 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £408 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -53.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £37.50 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -2 4 £425 -
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
5 6 (14.63%) Java
5 6 (14.63%) Data Security
5 6 (14.63%) CESG
5 6 (14.63%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (14.63%) TDD
5 6 (14.63%) RMADS
5 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.76%) Finance
7 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
7 4 (9.76%) Scrum
7 4 (9.76%) Spring
7 4 (9.76%) J2EE
7 4 (9.76%) MySQL
7 4 (9.76%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
7 4 (9.76%) ETL
7 4 (9.76%) HP
7 4 (9.76%) Scala
7 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
7 4 (9.76%) BDD
7 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS R12

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DMZ
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) Multicast
2 1 (2.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WLAN
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.44%) MS Access
6 1 (2.44%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
1 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) ERwin
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) J2EE
1 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
1 4 (9.76%) Spring
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) HTML5
2 1 (2.44%) CSS3
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) CESG
1 6 (14.63%) CESG CLAS
1 6 (14.63%) RMADS
2 3 (7.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) AIX
3 3 (7.32%) HPUX
3 3 (7.32%) Solaris
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Data Security
1 6 (14.63%) TDD
2 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
2 4 (9.76%) BDD
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Scrum
2 4 (9.76%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (9.76%) ETL
3 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.88%) CRM
4 2 (4.88%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.88%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) Scala
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.32%) Perl
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) XenApp
1 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Unicenter
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) CA
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.44%) Compaq
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) Facebook
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) Pegasus