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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.00% 11.42% 5.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 12.25% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £344 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
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
238 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 89.14% 93.15% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 112 80
Average daily rate £313 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.25 £22.88 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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 -15 5 £500 +29.03% 4
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) Essbase
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) Essbase
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ERwin
1 1 (5.00%) LSMW
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) BAPI
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (15.00%) Information Security
1 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.00%) Coaching
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) ETL
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) E-business
3 1 (5.00%) Security Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.00%) ABAP
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSD
2 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (5.00%) CISM
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.00%) Trillium
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase
4 1 (5.00%) ATG
4 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.00%) Datanomic
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