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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 238 337 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.42% 8.93% 8.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.77% 9.38% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 148 132
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £57.33 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.19 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.47 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.33 £55.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +106.54%
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
3515 3591 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 95.13% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2092 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 195 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -17 106 £413 -5.17% 36
Cheshire -5 56 £450 - 15
Merseyside -3 25 £400 +10.34% 3
Lancashire -1 19 £400 -11.11%
Cumbria -5 1 £663 +36.24%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 107 (20.74%) Finance
2 77 (14.92%) Migration
3 74 (14.34%) SAP
4 71 (13.76%) Microsoft
5 69 (13.37%) Oracle
6 66 (12.79%) Security Cleared
7 63 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (11.43%) SQL
9 57 (11.05%) Windows
9 57 (11.05%) SC Cleared
10 49 (9.50%) Java
11 45 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (8.53%) CRM
13 43 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (7.95%) MS Excel
14 41 (7.95%) Information Security
15 40 (7.75%) Data Centre
16 39 (7.56%) DevOps
17 36 (6.98%) Unix
18 35 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 33 (6.40%) .NET
20 32 (6.20%) Data Migration
21 30 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (5.43%) Linux
22 28 (5.43%) Active Directory
23 27 (5.23%) Oracle EBS
23 27 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
24 26 (5.04%) Test Automation
25 25 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.16%) IIS
4 6 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.97%) Moodle
6 4 (0.78%) CMS
6 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.58%) Drupal
7 3 (0.58%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (5.23%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.52%) SAP CO
3 13 (2.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.74%) SAP FI
6 9 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.97%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.78%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.58%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.58%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.39%) Maximo
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.10%) Office 365
2 12 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (0.97%) PaaS
5 4 (0.78%) IaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.58%) Veeva
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.39%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) SaaS
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.88%) Network Security
2 17 (3.29%) Firewall
3 9 (1.74%) DNS
3 9 (1.74%) WAN
4 8 (1.55%) SAN
5 7 (1.36%) DHCP
6 6 (1.16%) LAN
6 6 (1.16%) Skype
7 5 (0.97%) VPN
8 4 (0.78%) IPsec
8 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.58%) FTP
9 3 (0.58%) HTTP
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.39%) Internet
10 2 (0.39%) Intranet
10 2 (0.39%) LDAP
10 2 (0.39%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) VoIP
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
1 13 (2.52%) SAP BW
2 12 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.36%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.16%) SAP BI
6 5 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.97%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.97%) DataStage
6 5 (0.97%) Essbase
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.78%) Data Mart
7 4 (0.78%) GIS
7 4 (0.78%) MySQL
8 3 (0.58%) Power BI
8 3 (0.58%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.71%) SpecFlow
3 13 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 13 (2.52%) TestComplete
4 12 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.94%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.16%) JIRA
8 5 (0.97%) Ant
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.78%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.58%) ERwin
10 3 (0.58%) Gradle
10 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.39%) Selenium
11 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.39%) Subversion
11 2 (0.39%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
General
1 107 (20.74%) Finance
2 25 (4.84%) Banking
3 20 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.33%) Retail
5 11 (2.13%) Marketing
6 9 (1.74%) Electronics
7 7 (1.36%) Advertising
8 6 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.97%) Back Office
9 5 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.58%) Billing
10 3 (0.58%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.40%) .NET
2 16 (3.10%) Middleware
3 8 (1.55%) SAP Basis
3 8 (1.55%) Web Services
4 6 (1.16%) XML
5 4 (0.78%) HTML
5 4 (0.78%) J2EE
5 4 (0.78%) MDX
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.78%) Visualforce
6 3 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.58%) Backbone.js
6 3 (0.58%) CSS
6 3 (0.58%) CSS3
6 3 (0.58%) Ember.js
6 3 (0.58%) HTML5
6 3 (0.58%) Node.js
6 3 (0.58%) React
6 3 (0.58%) SOAP
6 3 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.75%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.07%) PKI
4 13 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.74%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) User Experience
7 5 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.78%) CESG
8 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.78%) FMCG
8 4 (0.78%) iPad
8 4 (0.78%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.39%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 57 (11.05%) Windows
2 36 (6.98%) Unix
3 28 (5.43%) Linux
4 13 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.33%) AIX
6 10 (1.94%) Solaris
7 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.97%) HPUX
8 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.92%) Migration
2 63 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (8.53%) CRM
5 43 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (7.95%) Information Security
7 39 (7.56%) DevOps
8 32 (6.20%) Data Migration
9 30 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (5.04%) Test Automation
11 25 (4.84%) Risk Management
12 24 (4.65%) ETL
12 24 (4.65%) Project Management
13 23 (4.46%) Change Management
14 22 (4.26%) TDD
15 21 (4.07%) Software Engineering
16 19 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (3.49%) Code Coverage
17 18 (3.49%) Configuration Management
18 17 (3.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.43%) SQL
2 49 (9.50%) Java
3 24 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 12 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.13%) C#
5 11 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.36%) Ruby
6 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.16%) Python
8 5 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.78%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.78%) PHP
10 3 (0.58%) ABAP
10 3 (0.58%) C
11 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.39%) Perl
11 2 (0.39%) VB
11 2 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) Korn
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.84%) CISSP
4 20 (3.88%) CISM
5 19 (3.68%) Degree
6 10 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.55%) BC Cleared
7 8 (1.55%) CLAS
7 8 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.58%) CISA
10 2 (0.39%) CCEA
10 2 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) GIAC
11 1 (0.19%) IBM AIX Certification
11 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.94%) COBIT
4 8 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.16%) QA
6 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.58%) RMADS
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.39%) P3O
8 2 (0.39%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.78%) XenApp
4 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.39%) Docker
5 2 (0.39%) Snort
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) GPFS
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.19%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.10%) Puppet
2 12 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.94%) SCCM
5 5 (0.97%) SCOM
6 4 (0.78%) Ansible
7 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.39%) Mesos
8 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.19%) QRadar
9 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.19%) Salt
9 1 (0.19%) SCSM
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 74 (14.34%) SAP
2 71 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 69 (13.37%) Oracle
4 24 (4.65%) Splunk
5 19 (3.68%) HP
6 17 (3.29%) IBM
7 16 (3.10%) Citrix
8 14 (2.71%) Intel Security
8 14 (2.71%) Symantec
9 13 (2.52%) Talend
10 11 (2.13%) Cisco
10 11 (2.13%) VMware
11 10 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (1.55%) hybris
13 7 (1.36%) Qualys
13 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.16%) Informatica
14 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.97%) IronPort
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago