The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £62.65
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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
234 208 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.97% 92.86% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 115 74
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £490 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £11.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £22.89 £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Consultant across the Merseyside region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside