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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 11 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.49% 6.10% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 6.70% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
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£410 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
220 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 89.80% 91.06% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 131 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.60 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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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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 -4 10 £393 -12.77% 4
St Helens - 1 £410 -
Southport - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (15.38%) Marketing
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) Scala
3 4 (15.38%) BDD
3 4 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (15.38%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (7.69%) Security Management
5 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.85%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) OLAP
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Essbase
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) ERwin
1 1 (3.85%) LSMW
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) J2EE
1 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
1 4 (15.38%) Spring
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) BAPI
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (15.38%) Scrum
1 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (15.38%) TDD
1 4 (15.38%) BDD
2 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Information Security
2 2 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) ETL
3 1 (3.85%) E-business
3 1 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
1 4 (15.38%) Scala
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) ABAP
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CISSP
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Trillium
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica
4 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.85%) Datanomic