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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 134 125 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 17 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.29% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.31% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
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£433 £406 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3369 2874 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.25% 92.53% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1552 1049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 190 177
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester -3 7 £500 +14.28% 1
Cheshire - 6 £481 -
Merseyside - 2 £250 -
Cumbria - 1 £415 -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 10 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (35.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (28.57%) Local Government
4 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) CRM
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
8 4 (14.29%) Analytics
8 4 (14.29%) Workflow
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) Data Management
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.71%) Marketing
9 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.71%) MBA
9 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.71%) ERP
9 3 (10.71%) ETL
9 3 (10.71%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (3.57%) SAP SRM
4 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Local Government
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (21.43%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) Data Governance
3 4 (14.29%) Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Workflow
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.71%) ERP
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Coaching
4 3 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) MBA
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Avaloq