The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 285 252 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.06% 6.48% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.47% 6.86% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 107 107
Median daily rate £428 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £330 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £85.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
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
3815 3671 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.52% 94.44% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 1966 1547
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 227 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 135 £450 - 38
Cheshire +2 73 £425 - 15
Merseyside +4 22 £450 - 4
Lancashire +8 20 £438 -12.50% 7
Cumbria -2 10 £355 -14.45%
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 125 (20.42%) SAP
2 98 (16.01%) Security Cleared
3 97 (15.85%) Finance
4 87 (14.22%) SC Cleared
5 81 (13.24%) Oracle
6 75 (12.25%) Microsoft
7 65 (10.62%) SQL
8 63 (10.29%) Migration
8 63 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (9.15%) Information Security
10 49 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 46 (7.52%) Windows
12 45 (7.35%) MS Excel
12 45 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (6.86%) Oracle EBS
13 42 (6.86%) Java
14 41 (6.70%) CRM
15 36 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
16 34 (5.56%) Risk Management
17 32 (5.23%) DevOps
18 31 (5.07%) DV Cleared
19 30 (4.90%) User Experience
20 29 (4.74%) Project Management
21 28 (4.58%) Linux
22 27 (4.41%) .NET
23 26 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
23 26 (4.25%) Data Migration
24 25 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.12%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (1.80%) Confluence
4 11 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.63%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 8 (1.31%) IIS
7 7 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.98%) Apache
8 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.82%) Moodle
9 5 (0.82%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.82%) SAS
9 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.31%) MS Office
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (6.86%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (3.59%) SAP PM
5 13 (2.12%) SAP HR
6 10 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (1.63%) SAP BPC
6 10 (1.63%) SAP MM
6 10 (1.63%) SAP SD
7 9 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (1.31%) SAP QM
9 7 (1.14%) Oracle Payroll
9 7 (1.14%) SAP CS
10 6 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.98%) SAP SM
10 6 (0.98%) SAP WM
11 5 (0.82%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.82%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.94%) Office 365
2 13 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.82%) PaaS
5 4 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.65%) IaaS
5 4 (0.65%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) Veeva
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.61%) Firewall
1 16 (2.61%) Network Security
2 13 (2.12%) Internet
3 12 (1.96%) DNS
4 8 (1.31%) SAN
5 7 (1.14%) SSL
6 6 (0.98%) DHCP
6 6 (0.98%) LAN
6 6 (0.98%) Skype
6 6 (0.98%) VPN
7 5 (0.82%) HTTP
7 5 (0.82%) WAN
8 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.49%) FTP
9 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.49%) IPsec
9 3 (0.49%) Wireless
10 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.33%) VLAN
10 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.94%) SAP BW
2 16 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.29%) Oracle ODI
4 11 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.98%) SAP BI
8 5 (0.82%) Big Data
8 5 (0.82%) DataStage
8 5 (0.82%) DB2
8 5 (0.82%) OLAP
8 5 (0.82%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.49%) GIS
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.61%) JIRA
3 14 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.12%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (1.14%) TestComplete
9 5 (0.82%) Ant
10 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.49%) Hudson
11 3 (0.49%) Selenium
12 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.33%) Gradle
12 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.33%) Subversion
12 2 (0.33%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (15.85%) Finance
2 24 (3.92%) Banking
3 22 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.96%) Billing
4 12 (1.96%) Retail
5 7 (1.14%) Advertising
5 7 (1.14%) Law
5 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.82%) Marketing
8 4 (0.65%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Electronics
9 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.41%) .NET
2 20 (3.27%) Middleware
3 15 (2.45%) XML
4 14 (2.29%) Web Services
5 8 (1.31%) SAP Basis
6 7 (1.14%) HTML
7 5 (0.82%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.82%) Visualforce
7 5 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.65%) CSS
8 4 (0.65%) HTML5
8 4 (0.65%) RESTful
8 4 (0.65%) SAML
8 4 (0.65%) SOAP
8 4 (0.65%) WSDL
8 4 (0.65%) XSD
9 3 (0.49%) CSS3
9 3 (0.49%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.90%) User Experience
3 24 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.96%) Clustering
4 12 (1.96%) PKI
5 7 (1.14%) FMCG
6 5 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.65%) iPad
7 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.65%) Social Media
7 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.33%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.33%) Handset
9 2 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.52%) Windows
2 28 (4.58%) Linux
3 24 (3.92%) Unix
4 12 (1.96%) Solaris
5 11 (1.80%) AIX
6 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.31%) Android
7 8 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
1 63 (10.29%) Migration
2 56 (9.15%) Information Security
3 45 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (6.70%) CRM
5 34 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 32 (5.23%) DevOps
7 29 (4.74%) Project Management
8 26 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (4.25%) Data Migration
9 23 (3.76%) Requirements Management
9 23 (3.76%) SDLC
10 21 (3.43%) Security Management
11 20 (3.27%) Change Management
11 20 (3.27%) Test Automation
12 19 (3.10%) ETL
12 19 (3.10%) Information Security Management
13 17 (2.78%) Scrum
14 16 (2.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.62%) SQL
2 42 (6.86%) Java
3 25 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 14 (2.29%) C#
5 11 (1.80%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.31%) ABAP
8 7 (1.14%) C
8 7 (1.14%) PHP
9 6 (0.98%) Python
10 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.82%) Ruby
10 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.49%) Jython
11 3 (0.49%) Perl
12 2 (0.33%) Korn
13 1 (0.16%) Delphi
13 1 (0.16%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 98 (16.01%) Security Cleared
2 87 (14.22%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.07%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.08%) CISSP
5 14 (2.29%) CISM
6 10 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.63%) Degree
7 8 (1.31%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (0.98%) CLAS
9 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CCNP
11 2 (0.33%) CCIE
11 2 (0.33%) CCSA
11 2 (0.33%) CISA
11 2 (0.33%) ISEB
11 2 (0.33%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.33%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.76%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (1.96%) QA
5 9 (1.47%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.82%) GAMP
6 5 (0.82%) GMP
7 4 (0.65%) COBIT
7 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.49%) RMADS
9 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.33%) P3O
9 2 (0.33%) WCAG
10 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.16%) Val IT
System Software
1 15 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.49%) Docker
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.49%) Snort
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
6 2 (0.33%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.16%) GPFS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (2.61%) Puppet
2 11 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.82%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.82%) QRadar
3 5 (0.82%) SCOM
4 4 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.65%) SCCM
5 3 (0.49%) Proventia
5 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.33%) Ansible
6 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.16%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 125 (20.42%) SAP
2 81 (13.24%) Oracle
3 75 (12.25%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.10%) IBM
5 16 (2.61%) Cisco
6 14 (2.29%) HP
7 11 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.63%) Informatica
8 10 (1.63%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (1.63%) Symantec
8 10 (1.63%) VMware
9 8 (1.31%) Splunk
9 8 (1.31%) Veritas
10 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.14%) Talend
11 6 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.82%) Citrix
12 5 (0.82%) Dell
12 5 (0.82%) IronPort
12 5 (0.82%) Sun
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