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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 252 210 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.49% 6.76% 9.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.02% 7.38% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 107 137
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
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
3590 2847 2282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.45% 91.60% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1520 1068
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 183 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 +3 105 £450 +20.00% 59
Cheshire -6 57 £425 +7.05% 18
Lancashire -4 16 £500 +21.21% 2
Merseyside -10 15 £450 +5.88% 7
Cumbria +2 13 £415 -10.75% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 130 (25.44%) Finance
2 121 (23.68%) SAP
3 115 (22.50%) Oracle
4 82 (16.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 77 (15.07%) SQL
6 71 (13.89%) Security Cleared
7 67 (13.11%) Migration
8 66 (12.92%) SC Cleared
9 62 (12.13%) Oracle EBS
10 50 (9.78%) CRM
11 41 (8.02%) Microsoft
12 38 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (7.44%) Local Government
13 29 (5.68%) Data Migration
14 27 (5.28%) Information Security
15 26 (5.09%) ERP
16 24 (4.70%) Windows
17 23 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (4.50%) Project Management
18 22 (4.31%) HP
18 22 (4.31%) CISSP
19 21 (4.11%) PRINCE2
19 21 (4.11%) PL/SQL
19 21 (4.11%) Manufacturing
19 21 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
20 20 (3.91%) Workflow
20 20 (3.91%) ETL
20 20 (3.91%) Retail
21 19 (3.72%) Java
21 19 (3.72%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 15 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.57%) SAS
2 8 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.98%) NetWeaver
5 5 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.59%) CMS
7 3 (0.59%) IIS
8 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.20%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.98%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) MS Office
4 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Windchill
6 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 82 (16.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 62 (12.13%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (3.52%) SAP FI
4 17 (3.33%) SAP CO
5 16 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (2.94%) Oracle Payroll
6 15 (2.94%) Oracle HRMS
7 14 (2.74%) Teamcenter
8 13 (2.54%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (2.54%) Primavera
9 12 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
9 12 (2.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (2.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 11 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
10 11 (2.15%) SAP PLM
11 10 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (1.57%) SAP SD
12 8 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
13 7 (1.37%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) PaaS
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.39%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.20%) Veeva
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.52%) Firewall
2 14 (2.74%) DNS
3 13 (2.54%) DHCP
3 13 (2.54%) Wireless
4 10 (1.96%) SAN
5 9 (1.76%) LAN
6 8 (1.57%) WAN
6 8 (1.57%) EIGRP
6 8 (1.57%) OSPF
6 8 (1.57%) BGP
7 7 (1.37%) VoIP
7 7 (1.37%) VPN
8 6 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.17%) VLAN
9 5 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.98%) NAS
10 4 (0.78%) HSRP
10 4 (0.78%) GLBP
10 4 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 19 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.76%) SAP BW
5 9 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.17%) DB2
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.78%) Big Data
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.78%) SAP BI
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.59%) QlikView
10 3 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.17%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.78%) Calabash
3 4 (0.78%) Appium
3 4 (0.78%) PeopleTools
3 4 (0.78%) LSMW
4 3 (0.59%) Ant
4 3 (0.59%) JUnit
4 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.39%) MorphX
5 2 (0.39%) JIRA
5 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) HttpUnit
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 130 (25.44%) Finance
2 38 (7.44%) Local Government
3 21 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.91%) Retail
5 17 (3.33%) Banking
6 10 (1.96%) Marketing
6 10 (1.96%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.76%) Advertising
8 5 (0.98%) Military
8 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.78%) Billing
10 3 (0.59%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Front Office
11 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.33%) Web Services
1 17 (3.33%) XML
2 9 (1.76%) .NET
3 7 (1.37%) SAP Basis
3 7 (1.37%) Middleware
4 6 (1.17%) SOAP
5 5 (0.98%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (0.78%) HTML
6 4 (0.78%) CSS
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.59%) WCF
7 3 (0.59%) jQuery
7 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Business Workflow
8 2 (0.39%) RESTful
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.39%) WSDL
8 2 (0.39%) JSP
8 2 (0.39%) J2EE
8 2 (0.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.35%) Mobile App
1 12 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (1.96%) User Experience
3 9 (1.76%) FMCG
4 8 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.17%) NHS
6 5 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.98%) FlexPod
6 5 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.78%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.59%) SCORM
8 3 (0.59%) Replication
8 3 (0.59%) SCADA
8 3 (0.59%) CMDB
8 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.59%) Open Source
9 2 (0.39%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.70%) Windows
2 15 (2.94%) HPUX
2 15 (2.94%) Linux
3 14 (2.74%) UNIX
4 8 (1.57%) Android
4 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.78%) Solaris
7 3 (0.59%) AIX
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (13.11%) Migration
2 50 (9.78%) CRM
3 38 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (5.68%) Data Migration
5 27 (5.28%) Information Security
6 26 (5.09%) ERP
7 23 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (4.50%) Project Management
8 21 (4.11%) PRINCE2
9 20 (3.91%) Workflow
9 20 (3.91%) ETL
10 17 (3.33%) Business Analysis
10 17 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (2.74%) Change Management
12 13 (2.54%) ITIL
12 13 (2.54%) Quality Management
12 13 (2.54%) Test Scripting
12 13 (2.54%) Change Control
13 12 (2.35%) Risk Management
13 12 (2.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.07%) SQL
2 21 (4.11%) PL/SQL
3 19 (3.72%) Java
4 14 (2.74%) ABAP
5 13 (2.54%) C
6 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.98%) Perl
7 5 (0.98%) C#
8 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.78%) Ruby
9 3 (0.59%) XPath
9 3 (0.59%) X++
9 3 (0.59%) SAPscript
9 3 (0.59%) PeopleCode
10 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 2 (0.39%) Python
10 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.20%) Jython
11 1 (0.20%) JCL
11 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 66 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.31%) CISSP
4 10 (1.96%) CISM
5 8 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.37%) Degree
7 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.98%) MBA
8 5 (0.98%) CCNA
8 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.78%) NCIE
9 4 (0.78%) ISEB
10 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.59%) CISA
10 3 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) MCSE
12 1 (0.20%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (1.76%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.59%) SLA
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.39%) GAMP
4 2 (0.39%) GMP
4 2 (0.39%) GxP
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.39%) WCAG
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) Nessus
2 3 (0.59%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.20%) WSUS
4 1 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) StatsD
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 121 (23.68%) SAP
2 115 (22.50%) Oracle
3 41 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 22 (4.31%) HP
5 15 (2.94%) VMware
5 15 (2.94%) Cisco
6 13 (2.54%) Veritas
7 10 (1.96%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.76%) Siemens
8 9 (1.76%) IBM
9 7 (1.37%) Symantec
10 6 (1.17%) Citrix
11 5 (0.98%) NetApp
11 5 (0.98%) ArcSight
12 4 (0.78%) Syclo
12 4 (0.78%) Jaspersoft
12 4 (0.78%) Informatica
12 4 (0.78%) EMC
12 4 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (0.59%) Teradata
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Networking People
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheadle
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago