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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.91% 13.55% 7.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 14.69% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
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
154 143 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 89.53% 92.26% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 84 57
Average daily rate £347 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.35% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £21.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014, 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 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) Essbase
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) Essbase
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ERwin
1 1 (5.88%) LSMW
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) Coaching
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) E-business
3 1 (5.88%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSD
1 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica
3 1 (5.88%) ATG
3 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.88%) Datanomic
3 1 (5.88%) Trillium
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase