The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Consultant
Rank 153 139 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.061% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.065% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £463 £365 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.71% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £365 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year
- -19.27%
Applications 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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Applications Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Applications Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - 3 £563 -
Manchester -16 1 £500 +36.98% 1
Applications Consultant
England

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Jython
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) ESRI
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.69%) SQL

Applications Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Application Rationalisation
2 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
2 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Jython
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) ESRI
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Veracode