The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 65 38 25
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.20% 4.64% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 4.87% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 22
Median daily rate £425 £489 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.08% +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +54.12%
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
1270 1047 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.43% 95.36% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 662 406
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 47
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -21 31 £406 -9.72% 12
Durham +1 5 £425 -17.55% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 52 (39.69%) Security Cleared
2 42 (32.06%) SC Cleared
3 36 (27.48%) SAP
4 30 (22.90%) Windows
5 27 (20.61%) Linux
6 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
7 20 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (14.50%) Active Directory
8 19 (14.50%) ITIL
9 18 (13.74%) DNS
9 18 (13.74%) Windows Server
10 17 (12.98%) Oracle
11 16 (12.21%) LDAP
12 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (10.69%) Banking
12 14 (10.69%) OAuth
12 14 (10.69%) OpenID
12 14 (10.69%) OAuth2
13 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (9.16%) SQL
14 12 (9.16%) MS Exchange
14 12 (9.16%) Office 365
15 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
15 11 (8.40%) Java
15 11 (8.40%) WebLogic
15 11 (8.40%) TIBCO

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.40%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (6.87%) Skype for Business
4 8 (6.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (5.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (4.58%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (3.82%) Apache
7 5 (3.82%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.82%) Drupal
8 3 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.76%) Documentum
9 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.76%) IIS
9 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (7.63%) SAP PP
2 9 (6.87%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.87%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (5.34%) SAP QM
4 5 (3.82%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (1.53%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.53%) SAP PP-PI
5 2 (1.53%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.76%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.76%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.74%) DNS
2 16 (12.21%) LDAP
3 8 (6.11%) DHCP
3 8 (6.11%) Firewall
3 8 (6.11%) SAN
4 7 (5.34%) Skype
5 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.82%) Intranet
7 4 (3.05%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.05%) WAN
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.53%) NAS
8 2 (1.53%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.76%) Avaya Modular Messaging
9 1 (0.76%) HTTP
9 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.76%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.53%) DataStage
3 2 (1.53%) DB2
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) Maven
1 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.69%) Banking
2 9 (6.87%) Finance
3 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.53%) Billing
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) OAuth
1 14 (10.69%) OAuth2
1 14 (10.69%) OpenID
2 11 (8.40%) Spring
3 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.82%) PKI
4 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.05%) User Experience
4 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.53%) AS400
5 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) SCADA
5 2 (1.53%) Tandem
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.90%) Windows
2 27 (20.61%) Linux
3 18 (13.74%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.87%) Unix
7 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.34%) Android
8 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.53%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.53%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.76%) VMS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.50%) ITIL
2 10 (7.63%) Content Management
3 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
3 9 (6.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (5.34%) Migration
4 7 (5.34%) Regression Testing
4 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.34%) Workflow
5 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.58%) Open Source
5 6 (4.58%) Validation
6 5 (3.82%) SAP Security
6 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.05%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.05%) Business Process Mapping
7 4 (3.05%) Conflict Management
7 4 (3.05%) ITSM
7 4 (3.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.05%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) SQL
2 11 (8.40%) Java
3 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.82%) Perl
4 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.05%) ABAP
6 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.29%) C-shell
6 3 (2.29%) Korn
7 2 (1.53%) VB
7 2 (1.53%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.76%) Jython
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) Python
8 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (39.69%) Security Cleared
2 42 (32.06%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.87%) MCSE
5 8 (6.11%) Degree
6 7 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.29%) MCP
8 2 (1.53%) CCNA
8 2 (1.53%) CCNP
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.53%) CISM
8 2 (1.53%) CISSP
8 2 (1.53%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.76%) AAT
9 1 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.29%) Samba
4 1 (0.76%) Brightmail
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
4 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (2.29%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.29%) SAP Afaria
2 3 (2.29%) WSUS
2 3 (2.29%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.53%) MOM
3 2 (1.53%) OpenView
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
3 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (27.48%) SAP
2 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.98%) Oracle
4 11 (8.40%) TIBCO
5 9 (6.87%) HP
6 5 (3.82%) ArcSight
6 5 (3.82%) Trend Micro
7 4 (3.05%) Citrix
8 3 (2.29%) BMC
8 3 (2.29%) CA
8 3 (2.29%) VMware
9 2 (1.53%) Allen-Bradley
9 2 (1.53%) Apple
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco
9 2 (1.53%) Dell
9 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.76%) Avaya
10 1 (0.76%) IronPort
10 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.76%) Veritas
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