The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 246 202 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.16% 7.45% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.73% 8.07% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 80 116
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £424 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.00%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Manchester +3 114 £425 -5.55% 57
Cheshire +4 68 £425 +4.75% 21
Lancashire -5 15 £475 +32.40% 1
Merseyside +9 10 £410 -21.90% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 115 (25.22%) SAP
2 90 (19.74%) Finance
3 67 (14.69%) Oracle
4 61 (13.38%) SQL
4 61 (13.38%) Microsoft
5 46 (10.09%) Security Cleared
6 45 (9.87%) Windows
7 44 (9.65%) Information Security
7 44 (9.65%) SC Cleared
8 43 (9.43%) Migration
9 33 (7.24%) CRM
9 33 (7.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 28 (6.14%) SQL Server
10 28 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (5.70%) Oracle EBS
11 26 (5.70%) Cisco
12 25 (5.48%) Data Migration
12 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.04%) Active Directory
14 22 (4.82%) Firewall
14 22 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
15 21 (4.61%) Oracle BI EE
15 21 (4.61%) Banking
15 21 (4.61%) Security Management
16 20 (4.39%) Java
16 20 (4.39%) SharePoint
17 19 (4.17%) ETL
18 18 (3.95%) MS Excel
18 18 (3.95%) UNIX
18 18 (3.95%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 20 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.75%) IIS
4 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.88%) Lync
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 18 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.10%) MS Project
3 3 (0.66%) MS Office
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (7.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 26 (5.70%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (3.51%) SAP SD
5 15 (3.29%) SAP PP
5 15 (3.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 14 (3.07%) Oracle Payroll
7 13 (2.85%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 12 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (2.41%) SAP MM
9 11 (2.41%) SAP WM
10 9 (1.97%) SAP PLM
11 8 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (1.54%) Oracle SCM
13 6 (1.32%) SAP APO
13 6 (1.32%) Maximo
14 5 (1.10%) SAP ERP
14 5 (1.10%) SAP CRM
15 4 (0.88%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.66%) Office 365
2 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.82%) Firewall
2 14 (3.07%) SAN
3 10 (2.19%) Internet
4 7 (1.54%) MPLS
4 7 (1.54%) OSPF
4 7 (1.54%) BGP
5 5 (1.10%) DNS
6 4 (0.88%) SSL
6 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.88%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.66%) SSH
7 3 (0.66%) SNMP
7 3 (0.66%) WAN
7 3 (0.66%) LAN
8 2 (0.44%) IKE
8 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.44%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) DMZ
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 15 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.19%) SAP BW
5 10 (2.19%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.75%) BODI
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.32%) Big Data
8 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.88%) MySQL
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.88%) QlikView
9 4 (0.88%) MS Access
10 3 (0.66%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Selenium
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.88%) WebDriver
2 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.66%) HttpUnit
3 3 (0.66%) XMLUnit
3 3 (0.66%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.66%) Ant
3 3 (0.66%) JUnit
3 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.66%) LSMW
4 2 (0.44%) ERwin
4 2 (0.44%) ProC
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CE
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 90 (19.74%) Finance
2 21 (4.61%) Banking
3 12 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.19%) Marketing
5 8 (1.75%) Advertising
6 6 (1.32%) Retail
6 6 (1.32%) Local Government
7 4 (0.88%) Back Office
7 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.66%) Automotive
8 3 (0.66%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.51%) Web Services
2 11 (2.41%) .NET
3 5 (1.10%) CSS
3 5 (1.10%) HTML
3 5 (1.10%) RESTful
4 4 (0.88%) Spring
4 4 (0.88%) SOAP
4 4 (0.88%) J2EE
4 4 (0.88%) Hibernate
4 4 (0.88%) BAPI
5 3 (0.66%) LAMP
5 3 (0.66%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.66%) DOM
5 3 (0.66%) JSP
5 3 (0.66%) HTML5
5 3 (0.66%) CSS3
6 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.44%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.44%) XML
6 2 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.85%) Management Information System
2 11 (2.41%) GIS
3 8 (1.75%) FMCG
4 7 (1.54%) CESG
4 7 (1.54%) RMADS
5 6 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (1.32%) NHS
6 5 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.10%) Open Source
7 4 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) PKI
9 2 (0.44%) SecurID
9 2 (0.44%) Replication
9 2 (0.44%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.22%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.22%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.87%) Windows
2 18 (3.95%) UNIX
3 16 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.97%) Linux
6 6 (1.32%) Solaris
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.66%) AIX
8 3 (0.66%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) NetWare
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (9.65%) Information Security
2 43 (9.43%) Migration
3 33 (7.24%) CRM
4 28 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (5.48%) Data Migration
6 21 (4.61%) Security Management
7 19 (4.17%) ETL
8 17 (3.73%) ERP
9 15 (3.29%) Security Architecture
10 14 (3.07%) Risk Management
11 12 (2.63%) Asset Management
11 12 (2.63%) Data Analysis
11 12 (2.63%) Procure-to-pay
12 11 (2.41%) Logistics
12 11 (2.41%) Validation
13 10 (2.19%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (2.19%) Change Management
13 10 (2.19%) ITIL
13 10 (2.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.38%) SQL
2 20 (4.39%) Java
3 11 (2.41%) PL/SQL
3 11 (2.41%) ABAP
4 7 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.54%) C
5 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.10%) Scala
7 4 (0.88%) Perl
7 4 (0.88%) Ruby
8 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.66%) VB
8 3 (0.66%) C#
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
9 2 (0.44%) VBA
9 2 (0.44%) Python
9 2 (0.44%) XPath
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.07%) CISSP
4 13 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.63%) Degree
6 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.32%) MCSE
7 6 (1.32%) MCITP
8 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.10%) CCNP
8 5 (1.10%) CISM
9 4 (0.88%) CCIE
9 4 (0.88%) VCP5
10 3 (0.66%) MCP
10 3 (0.66%) MCSA
10 3 (0.66%) MCTS
11 2 (0.44%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PMP
12 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.41%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.66%) COBIT
6 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.54%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.32%) XenApp
5 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.44%) RACF
8 1 (0.22%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.22%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) GPFS
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Tivoli
1 9 (1.97%) SCCM
2 7 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.66%) WMI
4 3 (0.66%) SCOM
4 3 (0.66%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (0.66%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.44%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.44%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 115 (25.22%) SAP
2 67 (14.69%) Oracle
3 61 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.70%) Cisco
5 18 (3.95%) VMware
6 16 (3.51%) Juniper
7 14 (3.07%) Symantec
8 12 (2.63%) Business Objects
9 10 (2.19%) Citrix
9 10 (2.19%) F5
10 9 (1.97%) IBM
11 8 (1.75%) HP
11 8 (1.75%) NetApp
12 7 (1.54%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.32%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (1.32%) EMC
14 5 (1.10%) Tableau
14 5 (1.10%) Jaspersoft
14 5 (1.10%) Sophos
15 4 (0.88%) Ab Initio
Chester, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 - £595 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Networx Recruitment
Rate: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 27 days ago