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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 52 39 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 75 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.96% 4.31% 6.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 4.58% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 16
Median daily rate £410 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £245 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
1350 874 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.29% 94.18% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 531 294
Median daily rate £325 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.65% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 65 35
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -18 54 £375 +25.00% 13
Durham +8 8 £450 +89.47% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 51 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 42 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 36 (25.35%) SAP
4 27 (19.01%) Oracle
4 27 (19.01%) Linux
4 27 (19.01%) Windows
5 23 (16.20%) ITIL
6 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 16 (11.27%) Banking
9 15 (10.56%) Office 365
9 15 (10.56%) Java
9 15 (10.56%) LDAP
9 15 (10.56%) Windows Server
10 14 (9.86%) OAuth2
10 14 (9.86%) OpenID
10 14 (9.86%) OAuth
11 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (9.15%) Migration
11 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
11 13 (9.15%) DNS
12 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
12 12 (8.45%) SQL Server
13 11 (7.75%) WebLogic
13 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
13 11 (7.75%) TIBCO
13 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (7.75%) Spring
14 10 (7.04%) Billing

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 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.75%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (6.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (5.63%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (3.52%) Apache
7 5 (3.52%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.52%) Drupal
7 5 (3.52%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.70%) Documentum
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (5.63%) SAP PP
3 7 (4.93%) SAP QM
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (4.23%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (1.41%) SAP CRM
7 2 (1.41%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.70%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.70%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) LDAP
2 13 (9.15%) DNS
3 7 (4.93%) DHCP
3 7 (4.93%) SAN
3 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.23%) Firewall
4 6 (4.23%) Skype
5 5 (3.52%) Intranet
6 4 (2.82%) WAN
7 3 (2.11%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.41%) HTTP
8 2 (1.41%) SSL
8 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.70%) 3G
9 1 (0.70%) LAN
9 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.41%) DB2
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) ERwin
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (11.27%) Banking
2 10 (7.04%) Billing
3 9 (6.34%) Finance
4 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.86%) OAuth
1 14 (9.86%) OAuth2
1 14 (9.86%) OpenID
2 11 (7.75%) Spring
3 4 (2.82%) jQuery
3 4 (2.82%) Web Services
3 4 (2.82%) XML
4 3 (2.11%) Middleware
5 2 (1.41%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.82%) User Experience
3 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.11%) AS400
4 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.11%) PKI
4 3 (2.11%) Tandem
5 2 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) SCADA
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Linux
1 27 (19.01%) Windows
2 15 (10.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.04%) Unix
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.52%) Android
6 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) HPUX
7 1 (0.70%) VMS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.20%) ITIL
2 13 (9.15%) Migration
3 9 (6.34%) Content Management
3 9 (6.34%) Integration Testing
3 9 (6.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 9 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (5.63%) ITSM
5 7 (4.93%) Open Source
6 6 (4.23%) Data Migration
6 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.23%) SAP Security
6 6 (4.23%) Validation
6 6 (4.23%) Workflow
7 5 (3.52%) CRM
7 5 (3.52%) Regression Testing
7 5 (3.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.82%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.82%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (2.82%) Project Management
8 4 (2.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.56%) Java
2 10 (7.04%) SQL
3 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.52%) Perl
6 4 (2.82%) ABAP
6 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.11%) C-shell
7 3 (2.11%) Korn
8 2 (1.41%) VB
8 2 (1.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 42 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.34%) MCSE
5 8 (5.63%) Degree
6 6 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.11%) CCNA
7 3 (2.11%) CCNP
7 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.11%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.11%) MCP
8 1 (0.70%) AAT
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.11%) Samba
4 2 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) Brightmail
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.70%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (2.11%) OpenView
2 3 (2.11%) SCCM
2 3 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.41%) MOM
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
3 2 (1.41%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.41%) WSUS
3 2 (1.41%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.70%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 36 (25.35%) SAP
2 27 (19.01%) Oracle
3 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.75%) TIBCO
5 9 (6.34%) HP
6 6 (4.23%) ArcSight
6 6 (4.23%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.82%) Citrix
7 4 (2.82%) Trend Micro
7 4 (2.82%) VMware
8 2 (1.41%) BMC
8 2 (1.41%) CA
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
9 1 (0.70%) Apple
9 1 (0.70%) AppSense
9 1 (0.70%) Informatica
9 1 (0.70%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.70%) Remedy
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Splunk