The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 17 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.14% 9.90% 17.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.59% 11.03% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 27
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £318 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
303 281 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.10% 89.78% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 128 97
Average daily rate £363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £509 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £162.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 12 £425 - 4
Wirral +11 4 £450 +34.32%
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (41.89%) Oracle
2 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
3 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
4 17 (22.97%) Finance
5 15 (20.27%) XML
6 14 (18.92%) SQL
6 14 (18.92%) SOA
6 14 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (16.22%) Windows
7 12 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (16.22%) Migration
8 11 (14.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (13.51%) Web Services
10 9 (12.16%) Data Modelling
10 9 (12.16%) Information Security
10 9 (12.16%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (10.81%) CISSP
11 8 (10.81%) Informatica
11 8 (10.81%) Siebel
11 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (10.81%) Unix
11 8 (10.81%) Linux
11 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
12 7 (9.46%) SAP
12 7 (9.46%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (8.11%) FMCG
13 6 (8.11%) Data Migration
13 6 (8.11%) DB2
13 6 (8.11%) ETL
13 6 (8.11%) Shell Script

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (14.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) SAS
5 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.35%) Apache
6 1 (1.35%) Jetty
6 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.35%) nginx
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.70%) SAP APO
5 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.35%) Sage 1000
5 1 (1.35%) SAP MDM
5 1 (1.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) FTP
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) LDAP
3 2 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.35%) IPsec
4 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) DB2
2 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.76%) SAP BW
3 4 (5.41%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.41%) PowerCenter
3 4 (5.41%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (2.70%) Power BI
4 2 (2.70%) SAP BI
4 2 (2.70%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) Essbase
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Hudson
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) JProfiler
2 1 (1.35%) JUnit
2 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) XML
2 10 (13.51%) Web Services
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (8.11%) Middleware
5 3 (4.05%) SAP Basis
6 2 (2.70%) .NET
6 2 (2.70%) SAP XI
6 2 (2.70%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) HTML
7 1 (1.35%) J2EE
7 1 (1.35%) JMS
7 1 (1.35%) ODBC
7 1 (1.35%) Servlets
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) WSDL
7 1 (1.35%) XSD
7 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) FMCG
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.05%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.70%) iPad
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.35%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Unix
3 4 (5.41%) AIX
3 4 (5.41%) Android
3 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) SOA
2 12 (16.22%) Migration
3 9 (12.16%) Data Modelling
3 9 (12.16%) Information Security
4 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.11%) Data Migration
5 6 (8.11%) ETL
5 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.76%) BPEL
6 5 (6.76%) Change Management
6 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (5.41%) CRM
7 4 (5.41%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.41%) Workflow
8 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.05%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.70%) ABAP
5 2 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) CISSP
4 5 (6.76%) CISM
5 3 (4.05%) CCIE
5 3 (4.05%) CCNP
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.70%) CISA
7 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.35%) CIPD
7 1 (1.35%) CLAS
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) GSEC
7 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.35%) MCP
7 1 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Informatica
2 8 (10.81%) Siebel
3 7 (9.46%) SAP
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) Citrix
5 3 (4.05%) F5
5 3 (4.05%) Juniper
5 3 (4.05%) VMware
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe
7 1 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.35%) OpenText
7 1 (1.35%) Sage
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) Siemens