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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.91% 5.08% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 5.66% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£430 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £358 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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
185 159 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 91.13% 89.83% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 97 81
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £20.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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
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 21 August 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 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) J2EE
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
1 4 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 4 (18.18%) Scrum
1 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (18.18%) TDD
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
1 4 (18.18%) Scala
1 4 (18.18%) BDD
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Security Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.55%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Essbase
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ERwin
1 1 (4.55%) LSMW
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) J2EE
1 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (18.18%) Scrum
1 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (18.18%) TDD
1 4 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) Network Design
2 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Information Security
2 2 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) E-business
3 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) Scala
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CISSP
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.55%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) Datanomic
3 1 (4.55%) Trillium
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase