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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 37 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.05% 5.19% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 5.81% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate
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£379 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £418 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
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
334 258 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.99% 89.27% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 109 220
Average daily rate £333 £300 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (25.64%) Oracle
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) RMADS
4 6 (15.38%) CESG
4 6 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
4 6 (15.38%) TDD
4 6 (15.38%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Finance
6 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (10.26%) Data Security
6 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Spring
6 4 (10.26%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (10.26%) J2EE
6 4 (10.26%) MySQL
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 4 (10.26%) HP
6 4 (10.26%) Scala
6 4 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
7 3 (7.69%) CSS3

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Manufacturing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DMZ
2 1 (2.56%) Multicast
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WLAN
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.56%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.56%) ERwin
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
1 4 (10.26%) Spring
1 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 3 (7.69%) CSS3
2 3 (7.69%) HTML5
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) RMADS
1 6 (15.38%) CESG
1 6 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
2 3 (7.69%) HPUX
2 3 (7.69%) Solaris
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) TDD
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Data Security
3 4 (10.26%) Scrum
3 4 (10.26%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
3 4 (10.26%) BDD
4 3 (7.69%) Change Control
4 3 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
5 2 (5.13%) ETL
5 2 (5.13%) CRM
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) Scala
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.69%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) XenApp
1 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Unicenter
1 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) CA
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Facebook
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter
6 1 (2.56%) Compaq
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) Pegasus
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee
6 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
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