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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 42 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.50% 5.48% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 5.91% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Average daily rate £438 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -8.33%
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
379 389 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.99% 92.62% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 251 110
Average daily rate £400 £378 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +34.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 22 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.45 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.34% +64.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £37.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Burnley - 2 £438 -
Preston -6 1 £500 +29.03%
Blackpool -14 1 £400 -25.58% 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) SAS
1 4 (22.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Software License Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
2 3 (16.67%) Base SAS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Validation
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (11.11%) SAS Macro
3 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (22.22%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Base SAS
3 2 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) CESG
1 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Software License Management
1 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
1 3 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (11.11%) Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) CRM
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
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