The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Merseyside region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 24 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.23% 6.90% 7.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 7.24% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 12
Median daily rate £400 £381 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £42.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +40.00%
Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
311 359 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.67% 95.23% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 171 94
Median daily rate £375 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 14
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £21.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Merseyside region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -7 21 £400 -11.11%
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (40.00%) Oracle
1 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) Migration
4 12 (26.67%) Data Migration
5 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 9 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (15.56%) Information Security
7 7 (15.56%) CISSP
7 7 (15.56%) Windows
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (13.33%) CRM
8 6 (13.33%) Unix
8 6 (13.33%) CISM
9 5 (11.11%) Change Management
9 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.11%) SOA
10 4 (8.89%) Linux
10 4 (8.89%) Finance
10 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
11 3 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
11 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
11 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (6.67%) IaaS
11 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) IaaS
1 3 (6.67%) PaaS
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SAN
1 3 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) IPsec
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.44%) PowerCenter
3 2 (4.44%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.44%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.44%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) SAP Basis
2 2 (4.44%) JAAS
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.44%) SAP XI
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) FMCG
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) AIX
4 3 (6.67%) Android
4 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Migration
2 12 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 6 (13.33%) CRM
5 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.11%) Change Management
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.44%) ETL
7 2 (4.44%) OOP
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) ABAP
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) CISSP
3 6 (13.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) SCSM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) Siebel
3 2 (4.44%) F5
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Progress