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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 24 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 206 214 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.68% 7.40% 8.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 8.02% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 82 113
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.15
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.76%
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
2838 2667 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.02% 92.25% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1318 1565
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 223
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 0 76 £450 +12.50% 62
Cheshire +3 61 £425 +6.25% 18
Lancashire -12 14 £425 +9.67% 2
Merseyside -2 11 £410 -8.88% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 102 (22.67%) SAP
2 98 (21.78%) Finance
3 63 (14.00%) Oracle
4 62 (13.78%) Microsoft
5 55 (12.22%) SQL
6 50 (11.11%) Information Security
7 44 (9.78%) Windows
8 40 (8.89%) Migration
9 38 (8.44%) Security Cleared
10 36 (8.00%) SC Cleared
11 34 (7.56%) CRM
12 29 (6.44%) SQL Server
13 28 (6.22%) Cisco
13 28 (6.22%) Oracle EBS R12
14 27 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
15 25 (5.56%) Data Migration
16 23 (5.11%) SharePoint
16 23 (5.11%) Dynamics AX
16 23 (5.11%) Banking
17 22 (4.89%) Firewall
17 22 (4.89%) Security Management
18 21 (4.67%) Java
18 21 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
19 20 (4.44%) MS Excel
19 20 (4.44%) ERP
19 20 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (4.44%) ETL
20 19 (4.22%) Active Directory
20 19 (4.22%) Security Architecture

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 23 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.56%) IIS
3 7 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.89%) Lync
4 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.67%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.67%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 20 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.33%) MS Project
3 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.89%) MS Office
5 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (6.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (5.11%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 14 (3.11%) SAP PP
6 13 (2.89%) Oracle Payroll
6 13 (2.89%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 12 (2.67%) SAP SD
8 10 (2.22%) SAP WM
9 9 (2.00%) SAP MM
9 9 (2.00%) SAP PLM
10 7 (1.56%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (1.11%) SAP CRM
12 5 (1.11%) SAP APO
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
13 4 (0.89%) SAP PM
13 4 (0.89%) SAP SCM
13 4 (0.89%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Taleo
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.89%) Firewall
2 14 (3.11%) SAN
3 8 (1.78%) Internet
4 7 (1.56%) MPLS
4 7 (1.56%) OSPF
4 7 (1.56%) BGP
5 6 (1.33%) DNS
6 5 (1.11%) LAN
6 5 (1.11%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.89%) SNMP
7 4 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.67%) WAN
8 3 (0.67%) SSL
8 3 (0.67%) SSH
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.44%) Junos
9 2 (0.44%) Wireless
9 2 (0.44%) IPsec
9 2 (0.44%) DMZ
9 2 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.00%) BODI
8 8 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.56%) MS Access
10 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.11%) Big Data
11 5 (1.11%) QlikView
11 5 (1.11%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.89%) MySQL
12 4 (0.89%) DB2
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Selenium
2 4 (0.89%) WebDriver
3 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.67%) LSMW
3 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) ERwin
4 2 (0.44%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CE
5 1 (0.22%) XMLUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) HttpUnit
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Toad
5 1 (0.22%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 98 (21.78%) Finance
2 23 (5.11%) Banking
3 11 (2.44%) Retail
3 11 (2.44%) Marketing
3 11 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.44%) Advertising
4 5 (1.11%) Local Government
5 4 (0.89%) Back Office
5 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.67%) Front Office
7 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.56%) Web Services
2 15 (3.33%) .NET
3 5 (1.11%) CSS
3 5 (1.11%) HTML
3 5 (1.11%) SAP Basis
4 4 (0.89%) Spring
4 4 (0.89%) J2EE
4 4 (0.89%) Hibernate
4 4 (0.89%) BAPI
5 3 (0.67%) RESTful
5 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (0.67%) JSP
5 3 (0.67%) DOM
5 3 (0.67%) LAMP
5 3 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.44%) XSLT
6 2 (0.44%) XML
6 2 (0.44%) SOAP
6 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.44%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.11%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.67%) GIS
3 8 (1.78%) Open Source
4 7 (1.56%) RMADS
4 7 (1.56%) CESG
5 6 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (1.33%) NHS
5 6 (1.33%) FMCG
6 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.44%) SecurID
9 2 (0.44%) Replication
9 2 (0.44%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.22%) Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Tandem
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.78%) Windows
2 18 (4.00%) UNIX
3 15 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.11%) Linux
4 14 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.78%) Solaris
6 4 (0.89%) AIX
6 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.67%) HPUX
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (11.11%) Information Security
2 40 (8.89%) Migration
3 34 (7.56%) CRM
4 27 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 22 (4.89%) Security Management
7 20 (4.44%) ERP
7 20 (4.44%) ETL
7 20 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.22%) Security Architecture
9 14 (3.11%) ITIL
10 13 (2.89%) Risk Management
11 11 (2.44%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.44%) Validation
12 10 (2.22%) Data Analysis
12 10 (2.22%) Logistics
12 10 (2.22%) Change Management
12 10 (2.22%) Analytics
13 9 (2.00%) Data Protection
13 9 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (12.22%) SQL
2 21 (4.67%) Java
3 8 (1.78%) Perl
4 7 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.56%) ABAP
5 6 (1.33%) C
6 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.11%) Scala
7 4 (0.89%) C#
8 3 (0.67%) VB
8 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.67%) Ruby
8 3 (0.67%) VBA
8 3 (0.67%) Python
9 2 (0.44%) XPath
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.11%) CISSP
5 12 (2.67%) Degree
6 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.56%) MCSE
7 7 (1.56%) CCNP
8 6 (1.33%) CISM
8 6 (1.33%) MCITP
9 5 (1.11%) CCIE
10 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.89%) VCP5
11 3 (0.67%) MCTS
11 3 (0.67%) MCP
11 3 (0.67%) MCSA
12 2 (0.44%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.22%) PMP
13 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.22%) QA
2 8 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.89%) COBIT
3 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.44%) XenServer
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.44%) RACF
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) GPFS
7 1 (0.22%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.56%) Backup Exec
1 7 (1.56%) SCCM
2 6 (1.33%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.89%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.67%) SCOM
4 3 (0.67%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (0.67%) WMI
4 3 (0.67%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.44%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) SCSM
6 1 (0.22%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 102 (22.67%) SAP
2 63 (14.00%) Oracle
3 62 (13.78%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.22%) Cisco
5 16 (3.56%) Juniper
6 15 (3.33%) VMware
7 14 (3.11%) Symantec
8 12 (2.67%) Business Objects
8 12 (2.67%) Citrix
9 10 (2.22%) IBM
9 10 (2.22%) F5
10 9 (2.00%) HP
11 7 (1.56%) Riverbed
12 6 (1.33%) McAfee
12 6 (1.33%) Sophos
12 6 (1.33%) NetApp
13 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.11%) EMC
13 5 (1.11%) Tableau
13 5 (1.11%) Jaspersoft
Greater Manchester
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £525 to £575 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £220 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago