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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 32 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.88% 5.98% 8.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 6.39% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 13
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £410 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
360 219 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.72% 93.59% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 91 226
Average daily rate £350 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.80 £25.34 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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
Preston -5 6 £333 - 2
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (29.55%) Oracle
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.64%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) Data Security
4 6 (13.64%) Finance
4 6 (13.64%) CESG
4 6 (13.64%) CESG CLAS
4 6 (13.64%) RMADS
5 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.36%) TDD
5 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Informatica
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 4 (9.09%) ERwin
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Spring
6 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.82%) XenApp
7 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.27%) Quickr
2 1 (2.27%) Lync
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Manufacturing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DHCP
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
1 2 (4.55%) DMZ
2 1 (2.27%) Multicast
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) PowerCenter
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) QlikView
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) MS Access
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) ERwin
2 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
1 4 (9.09%) Spring
2 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.82%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) JSR 286
3 1 (2.27%) Dojo
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) CESG
1 6 (13.64%) CESG CLAS
1 6 (13.64%) RMADS
2 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.82%) Open Source
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) AIX
4 3 (6.82%) HPUX
4 3 (6.82%) Solaris
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Data Security
2 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
2 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.36%) TDD
2 5 (11.36%) ETL
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) BDD
4 3 (6.82%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Scrum
4 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) ERP
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL
5 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.55%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) Scala
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) VB
2 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.55%) C
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) CISSP
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) XenApp
1 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) XenServer
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Unicenter
1 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Informatica
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.82%) CA
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Splunk
6 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.27%) Facebook
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter
6 1 (2.27%) AppSense
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee
6 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Pegasus
6 1 (2.27%) Lotus
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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