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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 27 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.34% 5.02% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 5.34% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
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£368 £410 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% -21.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+68.10% +5.45%
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
397 206 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.19% 94.06% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 113 131
Average daily rate £313 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 10
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.25 £29.50 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -9 14 £425 -5.55% 6
Southport - 2 £363 -
Bootle - 1 £368 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 8 (19.51%) DB2
2 8 (19.51%) SAP Basis
3 7 (17.07%) IBM
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Windows
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco
4 5 (12.20%) SAN
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Finance
4 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 5 (12.20%) VLAN
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
5 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) Firewall
5 4 (9.76%) DNS
5 4 (9.76%) DHCP
6 3 (7.32%) VPN
6 3 (7.32%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) VoIP
6 3 (7.32%) WAN
6 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 3 (7.32%) IPsec
6 3 (7.32%) Symantec
6 3 (7.32%) OSPF
6 3 (7.32%) BGP
6 3 (7.32%) EIGRP

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (4.88%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) SAP EWM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) SAP QM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
1 5 (12.20%) VLAN
2 4 (9.76%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) VPN
3 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) VoIP
3 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 3 (7.32%) OSPF
3 3 (7.32%) BGP
3 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.32%) HSRP
3 3 (7.32%) GLBP
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
3 3 (7.32%) IPsec
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) OLAP
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) OLTP
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.44%) Essbase
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.44%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
General
1 5 (12.20%) Banking
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) SAP Basis
2 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) FMCG
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) CESG
3 1 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) RMADS
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) zOS
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
1 4 (9.76%) Information Security
2 3 (7.32%) Release Management
2 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
2 3 (7.32%) Business Process Improvement
2 3 (7.32%) Network Management
2 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.32%) Server Building
2 3 (7.32%) SDLC
3 2 (4.88%) Line Management
3 2 (4.88%) Cyber Security
3 2 (4.88%) Analytics
3 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
3 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
3 2 (4.88%) Security Architecture
3 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
3 2 (4.88%) Web Analytics
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) ABAP
3 1 (2.44%) REXX
3 1 (2.44%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) CISSP
2 1 (2.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (7.32%) Xen
1 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.32%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 7 (17.07%) IBM
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Brocade
7 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.44%) Teradata
7 1 (2.44%) Google
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