The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.65% 3.45% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 3.72% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£410 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
203 215 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.42% 92.67% 91.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 124 86
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £13.10 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Liverpool +2 9 £450 +12.50% 2
St Helens - 1 £410 -
Southport - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (22.22%) Web Services
1 6 (22.22%) UNIX
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (14.81%) Scala
2 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
2 4 (14.81%) BDD
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 4 (14.81%) Network Design
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
2 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
2 4 (14.81%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) Security Management
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
2 4 (14.81%) Scrum
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) OLAP
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ERwin
1 1 (3.70%) LSMW
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) BAPI
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (14.81%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
2 4 (14.81%) Network Design
2 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
2 4 (14.81%) BDD
2 4 (14.81%) Security Management
2 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) Scala
2 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
1 2 (7.41%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Cloudera
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Datanomic
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.70%) Trillium
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
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