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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 304 260 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.01% 8.09% 9.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 8.58% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 112 110
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -8.33%
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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 153 £450 - 74
Cheshire -5 62 £425 -5.55% 28
Cumbria -1 36 £355 -28.28%
Merseyside -11 21 £431 +1.47% 4
Lancashire -19 6 £438 -12.50% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 151 (23.12%) SAP
2 144 (22.05%) Finance
3 121 (18.53%) Security Cleared
4 109 (16.69%) SC Cleared
5 100 (15.31%) Oracle
6 86 (13.17%) Migration
7 80 (12.25%) Microsoft
8 61 (9.34%) SQL
9 56 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
12 47 (7.20%) Information Security
13 46 (7.04%) MS Excel
14 44 (6.74%) Windows
15 43 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
16 41 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 38 (5.82%) Java
18 37 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 34 (5.21%) DV Cleared
20 33 (5.05%) Data Migration
21 29 (4.44%) Banking
21 29 (4.44%) CRM
22 28 (4.29%) Linux
22 28 (4.29%) ERP
23 27 (4.13%) User Experience
23 27 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
24 26 (3.98%) Project Management
24 26 (3.98%) SQL Server
25 25 (3.83%) Web Services
25 25 (3.83%) ETL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (2.76%) SharePoint
1 18 (2.76%) WebSphere
2 13 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (1.99%) SAS
3 12 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (1.53%) Confluence
5 10 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.38%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.38%) NetWeaver
7 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.23%) IIS
7 8 (1.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 7 (1.07%) Apache
8 7 (1.07%) JBoss
9 6 (0.92%) Jetty
9 6 (0.92%) nginx
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.23%) MS Office
5 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (3.83%) SAP PM
4 20 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (3.06%) SAP HR
5 12 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (1.84%) SAP BPC
5 12 (1.84%) SAP MM
5 12 (1.84%) SAP SD
6 10 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (1.38%) SAP HCM
7 9 (1.38%) SAP QM
8 8 (1.23%) SAP CS
9 7 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (1.07%) Sage X3
9 7 (1.07%) SAP CO
9 7 (1.07%) SAP FI
9 7 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (1.07%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.68%) Office 365
3 9 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.92%) Google App Engine
4 6 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.77%) SaaS
6 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.15%) AdWords
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.68%) Internet
2 17 (2.60%) Firewall
3 16 (2.45%) DNS
4 13 (1.99%) HTTP
5 10 (1.53%) Network Security
6 9 (1.38%) DHCP
6 9 (1.38%) FTP
6 9 (1.38%) SSL
6 9 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.07%) IPsec
7 7 (1.07%) LAN
8 6 (0.92%) LDAP
8 6 (0.92%) WAN
9 5 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.61%) SAN
10 4 (0.61%) VLAN
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.46%) VPN
11 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.52%) SAP BW
3 18 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.76%) Oracle ODI
4 16 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.23%) DB2
9 8 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 7 (1.07%) OLAP
10 7 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.92%) Base SAS
12 5 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.84%) JIRA
3 10 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.23%) Hudson
5 8 (1.23%) Selenium
6 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.61%) Appium
7 4 (0.61%) Calabash
7 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.46%) NuGet
8 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.31%) MSTest
9 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.15%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.15%) Mocha
General
1 144 (22.05%) Finance
2 29 (4.44%) Banking
3 22 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.91%) Retail
5 13 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.68%) Billing
7 10 (1.53%) Advertising
8 8 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.07%) Law
10 5 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.61%) Legal
11 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.83%) Web Services
2 21 (3.22%) XML
3 19 (2.91%) .NET
3 19 (2.91%) Middleware
4 13 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (1.68%) SAP Basis
6 9 (1.38%) Spring
6 9 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (1.38%) WSDL
7 8 (1.23%) HTML
8 6 (0.92%) J2EE
8 6 (0.92%) JSON
8 6 (0.92%) Servlets
8 6 (0.92%) SOAP
9 5 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.61%) HTML5
11 3 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
1 27 (4.13%) User Experience
2 25 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.14%) Clustering
5 10 (1.53%) FMCG
6 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.07%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.61%) Social Media
9 3 (0.46%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.46%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.46%) NHS
9 3 (0.46%) Replication
9 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.46%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.31%) BYOD
10 2 (0.31%) HACMP
10 2 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.74%) Windows
2 28 (4.29%) Linux
3 20 (3.06%) Unix
4 13 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.68%) Android
5 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.38%) AIX
7 7 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.07%) Solaris
8 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (13.17%) Migration
2 56 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (7.20%) Information Security
5 37 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (5.05%) Data Migration
7 29 (4.44%) CRM
8 28 (4.29%) ERP
9 26 (3.98%) Project Management
10 25 (3.83%) ETL
10 25 (3.83%) Risk Management
11 24 (3.68%) Requirements Management
12 18 (2.76%) DevOps
12 18 (2.76%) Security Management
12 18 (2.76%) Workflow
13 17 (2.60%) Information Security Management
13 17 (2.60%) Mentoring
13 17 (2.60%) PRINCE2
13 17 (2.60%) SOA
14 16 (2.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.34%) SQL
2 38 (5.82%) Java
3 20 (3.06%) PL/SQL
4 16 (2.45%) ABAP
4 16 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.14%) C#
6 11 (1.68%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.07%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.92%) C
8 6 (0.92%) Perl
8 6 (0.92%) PHP
8 6 (0.92%) Python
9 5 (0.77%) Jython
10 4 (0.61%) Ruby
11 3 (0.46%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) Groovy
13 1 (0.15%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.15%) C-shell
13 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 121 (18.53%) Security Cleared
2 109 (16.69%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.21%) DV Cleared
4 16 (2.45%) CISSP
5 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.07%) CISM
6 6 (0.92%) CCNP
7 5 (0.77%) CCIE
8 4 (0.61%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.61%) Degree
8 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CISA
9 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) CCA
10 2 (0.31%) CCSA
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB
10 2 (0.31%) MCSE
10 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.22%) QA
3 17 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.14%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.77%) GAMP
5 5 (0.77%) GMP
6 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) WCAG
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) Val IT
System Software
1 21 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.46%) vSphere
5 2 (0.31%) Docker
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.31%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.31%) XenApp
5 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (2.30%) Puppet
2 12 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.07%) SCCM
4 5 (0.77%) QRadar
5 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.46%) Proventia
7 2 (0.31%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) Ansible
8 1 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 151 (23.12%) SAP
2 100 (15.31%) Oracle
3 80 (12.25%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.52%) VMware
5 19 (2.91%) IBM
6 18 (2.76%) HP
7 17 (2.60%) Cisco
7 17 (2.60%) Informatica
8 13 (1.99%) Citrix
9 11 (1.68%) Sage
10 10 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.23%) Siebel
12 7 (1.07%) Google
12 7 (1.07%) Veritas
13 6 (0.92%) NetApp
13 6 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.77%) F5
14 5 (0.77%) Juniper
14 5 (0.77%) Siemens
14 5 (0.77%) Tableau
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