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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 10 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 26 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.49% 15.71% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.36% 17.14% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 4
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£423 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £328 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
251 175 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 91.61% 91.62% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 97 82
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +30.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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 -5 22 £425 +7.93% 17
Southport - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) XML
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) Java
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (13.51%) NHS
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (10.81%) SQL
7 4 (10.81%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) Retail
8 3 (8.11%) Local Government
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security
8 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
8 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Windows
8 3 (8.11%) Solaris
8 3 (8.11%) Web Services
8 3 (8.11%) .NET
8 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle HRMS

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (5.41%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) Essbase
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Local Government
4 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) VMS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Information Security
2 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
2 3 (8.11%) CRM
2 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
2 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.41%) Coaching
3 2 (5.41%) Information Governance
3 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (5.41%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.70%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (2.70%) Release Management
4 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) XPath
5 1 (2.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSD
4 1 (2.70%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.41%) Hyperion
4 2 (5.41%) Siebel
5 1 (2.70%) Splunk
5 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.70%) Cognos
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) ATG
5 1 (2.70%) CODA
5 1 (2.70%) Genesys
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
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