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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 5 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 11.57% 14.88% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.02% 16.07% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -12.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £333 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £443 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -33.33%
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
192 112 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 88.89% 92.56% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 70 73
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £175.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.57% +1333.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £79.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £175.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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 (32.26%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (25.81%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) NHS
5 5 (16.13%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) XML
6 4 (12.90%) UNIX
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (9.68%) HP
7 3 (9.68%) ISEB
7 3 (9.68%) CRM
7 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
7 3 (9.68%) Windows
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (9.68%) Local Government
7 3 (9.68%) ISTQB

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (6.45%) IIS
1 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (3.23%) SAP FI-FM
4 1 (3.23%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.23%) DAB
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) IPsec
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.23%) HSRP
2 1 (3.23%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.23%) Essbase
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Local Government
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) WCF
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) VMS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) CRM
2 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
2 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.45%) Coaching
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
3 2 (6.45%) SOA
3 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.23%) System Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) OOP
4 1 (3.23%) OO
4 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) XQuery
5 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSD
4 1 (3.23%) MCDBA
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Siebel
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) CODA
4 1 (3.23%) ATG
4 1 (3.23%) Genesys
4 1 (3.23%) Hyperion