The table below looks at the statistics for the Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 129 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 10 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.46% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.50% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £365 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £510 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £386 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year
- -67.79%
Business 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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business 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 Business Consultant across the North West region.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business 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 Business Consultant across the North West region.

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business 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 Business Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +10 4 - -
Manchester -15 2 £450 +18.03% 2
Merseyside - - - -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) SAP
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 7 (38.89%) BODI
3 7 (38.89%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Data Governance
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
6 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (16.67%) QlikView
6 3 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (16.67%) Analytics
6 3 (16.67%) Tableau
6 3 (16.67%) Data Mapping
6 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Exchequer
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Business One
3 1 (5.56%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) BODI
1 7 (38.89%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (16.67%) QlikView
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (5.56%) DB2
5 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ETL
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Data Governance
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (16.67%) Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 2 (11.11%) Business Development
4 2 (11.11%) Cash Management
5 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MBA
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 7 (38.89%) SAP
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Tableau
4 3 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Sage
5 1 (5.56%) webMethods
5 1 (5.56%) Avaloq