The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 49 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.14% 6.17% 6.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.65% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 12
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£415 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £522 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
706 346 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.47% 92.76% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 170 162
Average daily rate £390 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% +11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £25.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the North East region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Tyne and Wear -10 35 £445 +18.66% 10
Northumberland 0 1 - -
Durham -16 1 - - 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 33 (35.11%) SAP
2 23 (24.47%) Oracle
3 18 (19.15%) Finance
4 17 (18.09%) SQL
5 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
6 12 (12.77%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (11.70%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (10.64%) ITIL
9 8 (8.51%) HP
9 8 (8.51%) Windows
9 8 (8.51%) ABAP
9 8 (8.51%) Java
9 8 (8.51%) Linux
9 8 (8.51%) Manufacturing
9 8 (8.51%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database
9 8 (8.51%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (8.51%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (7.45%) UNIX
10 7 (7.45%) XML
10 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.45%) SAN
10 7 (7.45%) SAP SD
11 6 (6.38%) SAP APO
11 6 (6.38%) EMC
11 6 (6.38%) SAP R/3
11 6 (6.38%) SAP PP
11 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (6.38%) QA

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.19%) AquaLogic
3 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.19%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.13%) Documentum
4 2 (2.13%) SAS
4 2 (2.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (7.45%) SAP SD
5 6 (6.38%) SAP APO
5 6 (6.38%) SAP R/3
5 6 (6.38%) SAP PP
5 6 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (5.32%) SAP CO
7 4 (4.26%) SAP FI
7 4 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (2.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Taleo
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) SAN
2 4 (4.26%) LDAP
3 3 (3.19%) LAN
3 3 (3.19%) WAN
4 2 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.13%) Junos
4 2 (2.13%) SSL
4 2 (2.13%) DNS
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.13%) Network Security
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.06%) Intranet
5 1 (1.06%) SMS
5 1 (1.06%) VoIP
5 1 (1.06%) WLAN
5 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.26%) RSpec
1 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
1 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
1 4 (4.26%) JUnit
1 4 (4.26%) Selenium
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.13%) PVCS
3 1 (1.06%) Ant
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.38%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) XML
2 4 (4.26%) Middleware
2 4 (4.26%) JRules
3 3 (3.19%) Web Services
3 3 (3.19%) SailPoint
4 2 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (2.13%) SOAP
4 2 (2.13%) J2EE
4 2 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (1.06%) JNDI
5 1 (1.06%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.06%) RESTful
5 1 (1.06%) CAML
5 1 (1.06%) WCF
5 1 (1.06%) SAP CO-PA
5 1 (1.06%) .NET
5 1 (1.06%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) JDBC
5 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (2.13%) Open Source
3 2 (2.13%) Statistics
3 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.06%) Handset
4 1 (1.06%) DTV
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
1 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) UNIX
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Solaris
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.13%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.64%) ITIL
2 6 (6.38%) Workflow
2 6 (6.38%) Network Planning
3 5 (5.32%) SAP Implementation
3 5 (5.32%) Service Management
3 5 (5.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (5.32%) ETL
3 5 (5.32%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (5.32%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (4.26%) Automation Testing
4 4 (4.26%) Network Management
4 4 (4.26%) SOA
4 4 (4.26%) CRM
4 4 (4.26%) Regression Testing
4 4 (4.26%) Web Testing
4 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
4 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (4.26%) Automated Testing
5 3 (3.19%) Network Design
5 3 (3.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 8 (8.51%) ABAP
2 8 (8.51%) Java
3 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.13%) Ruby
5 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) PMP
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.06%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.13%) vSphere
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) OpenView
2 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.06%) MIIS
4 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.06%) Netcool
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (35.11%) SAP
2 23 (24.47%) Oracle
3 8 (8.51%) HP
4 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.38%) EMC
6 5 (5.32%) Cisco
7 4 (4.26%) Informatica
8 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.13%) F5
9 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.13%) Splunk
9 2 (2.13%) IBM
9 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.13%) Juniper
9 2 (2.13%) McAfee
9 2 (2.13%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.13%) RedDot
9 2 (2.13%) VMware
10 1 (1.06%) Open Text
10 1 (1.06%) Polycom
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