The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 11 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.85% 7.28% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.58% 7.69% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
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£450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £412 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +11.62%
Consultant
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
240 143 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 92.31% 94.70% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 68 67
Average daily rate £325 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £18.00 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Liverpool region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Liverpool region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (23.81%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (19.05%) SAP
3 8 (19.05%) Windows
4 7 (16.67%) DB2
5 6 (14.29%) SAP Basis
5 6 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Firewall
6 5 (11.90%) VLAN
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) DHCP
6 5 (11.90%) DNS
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) Network Management
7 4 (9.52%) HSRP
7 4 (9.52%) GLBP
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco
7 4 (9.52%) IBM
7 4 (9.52%) SAN
7 4 (9.52%) NHS
7 4 (9.52%) VPN
7 4 (9.52%) OSPF

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (4.76%) SAS
1 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.38%) SAP FI-FM
4 1 (2.38%) SAP EWM
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.38%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DHCP
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
1 5 (11.90%) VLAN
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (9.52%) HSRP
2 4 (9.52%) GLBP
2 4 (9.52%) Wireless
2 4 (9.52%) IPsec
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) VoIP
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) OSPF
2 4 (9.52%) BGP
2 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) DAB
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) OLTP
4 1 (2.38%) Essbase
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) OLAP
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.38%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) SAP Basis
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) WCF
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) CESG
3 1 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) RMADS
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) Release Management
3 4 (9.52%) Network Management
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Server Building
5 2 (4.76%) SDLC
5 2 (4.76%) Information Governance
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) ERP
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.38%) Logistics
6 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) XQuery
3 1 (2.38%) REXX
3 1 (2.38%) JCL
3 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.76%) Xen
1 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Siebel
7 1 (2.38%) Teradata
7 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow