The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 22 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 245 221 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.68% 7.31% 8.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.17% 7.93% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 122 113
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Consultant across the North West region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Consultant across the North West region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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 +3 103 £450 +28.57% 65
Cheshire -7 61 £450 +12.50% 25
Merseyside -10 16 £458 +7.64% 5
Cumbria +1 12 £415 -10.75% 2
Lancashire -9 8 £425 -5.55% 11
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 123 (24.02%) SAP
1 123 (24.02%) Finance
2 101 (19.73%) Oracle
3 74 (14.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 73 (14.26%) SQL
5 69 (13.48%) Security Cleared
6 65 (12.70%) SC Cleared
6 65 (12.70%) Migration
7 57 (11.13%) Oracle EBS
8 51 (9.96%) CRM
9 45 (8.79%) Microsoft
10 37 (7.23%) Local Government
11 34 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (6.45%) Information Security
13 27 (5.27%) Data Migration
14 26 (5.08%) Windows
14 26 (5.08%) Firewall
15 25 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (4.69%) HP
17 23 (4.49%) CISSP
18 22 (4.30%) PRINCE2
19 21 (4.10%) ERP
19 21 (4.10%) ETL
19 21 (4.10%) Manufacturing
19 21 (4.10%) Project Management
20 20 (3.91%) Banking
21 19 (3.71%) Retail
21 19 (3.71%) MS Excel
22 18 (3.52%) Java
22 18 (3.52%) PL/SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.95%) SAS
3 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.98%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 5 (0.98%) NetWeaver
6 4 (0.78%) CMS
6 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.78%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.59%) MS Office
5 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Windchill
6 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 74 (14.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 57 (11.13%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (2.93%) Oracle Payroll
3 15 (2.93%) Oracle HRMS
4 14 (2.73%) SAP FI
4 14 (2.73%) Teamcenter
5 13 (2.54%) SAP CO
5 13 (2.54%) Primavera
6 12 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (2.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 9 (1.76%) SAP HR
8 9 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (1.56%) SAP SD
9 8 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (1.56%) SAP PLM
9 8 (1.56%) SAP IS-U
10 7 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) PaaS
1 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.20%) Route 53
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Veeva
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.08%) Firewall
2 18 (3.52%) DNS
3 16 (3.13%) DHCP
4 15 (2.93%) Wireless
5 14 (2.73%) LAN
6 13 (2.54%) WAN
7 11 (2.15%) SAN
8 10 (1.95%) EIGRP
8 10 (1.95%) OSPF
8 10 (1.95%) BGP
9 9 (1.76%) VoIP
9 9 (1.76%) VPN
10 8 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.37%) NAS
11 7 (1.37%) VLAN
12 6 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.98%) Network Security
14 4 (0.78%) SSL
14 4 (0.78%) IPsec
14 4 (0.78%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.52%) SQL Server
1 18 (3.52%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (2.73%) SAP BW
3 13 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.56%) DB2
6 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.17%) SAP BI
9 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (0.78%) Big Data
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.59%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.17%) Axure RP
3 5 (0.98%) Calabash
3 5 (0.98%) Appium
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.78%) PeopleTools
5 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.59%) LSMW
5 3 (0.59%) Ant
6 2 (0.39%) JIRA
6 2 (0.39%) MorphX
6 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) Maven
6 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) WiX
7 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.20%) Gradle
General
1 123 (24.02%) Finance
2 37 (7.23%) Local Government
3 21 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.91%) Banking
5 19 (3.71%) Retail
6 9 (1.76%) General Ledger
6 9 (1.76%) Marketing
7 7 (1.37%) Law
8 6 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.98%) Military
9 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.98%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.13%) Web Services
2 13 (2.54%) XML
3 11 (2.15%) SAP Basis
3 11 (2.15%) Middleware
4 8 (1.56%) .NET
5 5 (0.98%) Web Dynpro
5 5 (0.98%) HTML
5 5 (0.98%) SOAP
6 4 (0.78%) CSS
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.59%) WCF
7 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.59%) XSD
7 3 (0.59%) WSDL
8 2 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.39%) MDX
8 2 (0.39%) RESTful
9 1 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (2.93%) Mobile App
2 12 (2.34%) User Experience
3 10 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.76%) FMCG
4 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.98%) FlexPod
5 5 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 5 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 5 (0.98%) Replication
5 5 (0.98%) NHS
6 4 (0.78%) Open Source
6 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.59%) CMDB
7 3 (0.59%) SCADA
8 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.39%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.39%) PKI
8 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.08%) Windows
2 17 (3.32%) Linux
3 15 (2.93%) HPUX
4 13 (2.54%) UNIX
5 10 (1.95%) Android
5 10 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.78%) AIX
6 4 (0.78%) Solaris
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) zOS
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.70%) Migration
2 51 (9.96%) CRM
3 34 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (6.45%) Information Security
5 27 (5.27%) Data Migration
6 25 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (4.30%) PRINCE2
8 21 (4.10%) ERP
8 21 (4.10%) ETL
8 21 (4.10%) Project Management
9 17 (3.32%) Business Analysis
9 17 (3.32%) Workflow
10 15 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (2.93%) Risk Management
11 14 (2.73%) Change Control
11 14 (2.73%) BDD
11 14 (2.73%) E-Commerce
12 13 (2.54%) ITIL
13 12 (2.34%) Quality Management
13 12 (2.34%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.26%) SQL
2 18 (3.52%) Java
2 18 (3.52%) PL/SQL
3 16 (3.13%) C
4 14 (2.73%) ABAP
5 6 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.17%) Perl
6 4 (0.78%) C#
6 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.78%) Ruby
7 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.59%) X++
7 3 (0.59%) PeopleCode
7 3 (0.59%) SAPscript
7 3 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.39%) C++
9 1 (0.20%) R
9 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.20%) Jython
9 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 69 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.49%) CISSP
4 10 (1.95%) CISM
5 8 (1.56%) Degree
6 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.98%) MBA
9 4 (0.78%) CCNP
9 4 (0.78%) ISEB
9 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.78%) NCIE
10 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.59%) CCNA
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) MCSE
11 2 (0.39%) CISA
11 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.37%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.98%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.39%) GAMP
5 2 (0.39%) GMP
5 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 10 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) SCCM
2 3 (0.59%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.39%) OpenView
3 2 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.39%) Nessus
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) SCOM
3 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.20%) StatsD
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (24.02%) SAP
2 101 (19.73%) Oracle
3 45 (8.79%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.69%) HP
5 18 (3.52%) VMware
6 16 (3.13%) Cisco
7 15 (2.93%) Veritas
8 11 (2.15%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.76%) Siemens
10 8 (1.56%) Symantec
11 7 (1.37%) IBM
12 6 (1.17%) Citrix
13 5 (0.98%) NetApp
14 4 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (0.78%) Websense
14 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.78%) Jaspersoft
14 4 (0.78%) Syclo
15 3 (0.59%) ArcSight
15 3 (0.59%) ServiceNow
Preston, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £700 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Stealth IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Square One Resources
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago