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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 40 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.33% 2.62% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.82% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
Median daily rate £475 £434 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.57% +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £333 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £513 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £446
% change year-on-year
- +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.01 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +10.52%
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
285 390 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.00% 92.86% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 265 280
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £162 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £740 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 23
Median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.02 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Blackpool -8 3 £475 +5.55%
Preston +1 1 £500 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 7 (35.00%) Java
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) SAP
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) IFS
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Advertising
6 2 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Business One
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) V-Model
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) IFS
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Nintex
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat