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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 136 121 129
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
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£438 £495 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +52.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £438 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £515 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2962 2582 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.31% 91.79% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1253 1448
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 204 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 +8 4 £438 - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (69.23%) Business Objects
2 7 (53.85%) ETL
2 7 (53.85%) BODI
2 7 (53.85%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (46.15%) SAP
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Tableau
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) QlikView
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) BODI
1 7 (53.85%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (46.15%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) QlikView
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ETL
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 2 (15.38%) BPR
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Cash Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Security
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Business Objects
2 6 (46.15%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 3 (23.08%) Tableau
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (7.69%) Birst
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