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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 17 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 269 226 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.84% 8.27% 10.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 8.82% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 98 111
Average daily rate
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£450 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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
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 February 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 -7 94 £450 +5.88% 57
Cheshire +12 67 £450 +1.12% 19
Merseyside -6 31 £425 +6.25% 4
Lancashire +9 27 £538 +34.37% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 160 (28.83%) Finance
2 141 (25.41%) Oracle
3 137 (24.68%) SAP
4 95 (17.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 87 (15.68%) Security Cleared
6 84 (15.14%) SC Cleared
7 81 (14.59%) SQL
8 67 (12.07%) Oracle EBS
9 65 (11.71%) Migration
10 60 (10.81%) CRM
11 42 (7.57%) Microsoft
12 41 (7.39%) Windows
13 36 (6.49%) Local Government
14 35 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (5.77%) Oracle BI EE
16 31 (5.59%) Data Migration
17 30 (5.41%) HP
17 30 (5.41%) CISSP
17 30 (5.41%) ERP
18 29 (5.23%) Project Management
18 29 (5.23%) Retail
19 27 (4.86%) Information Security
20 25 (4.50%) Firewall
20 25 (4.50%) SQL Server
21 23 (4.14%) Linux
22 21 (3.78%) XML
22 21 (3.78%) FMCG
23 20 (3.60%) UNIX
23 20 (3.60%) ETL
23 20 (3.60%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.26%) IIS
3 7 (1.26%) SAS
3 7 (1.26%) NetWeaver
4 5 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (0.90%) Lync
5 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.90%) MS Project
3 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) CATIA
4 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 95 (17.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 67 (12.07%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (3.42%) SAP PLM
4 18 (3.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 16 (2.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 16 (2.88%) Oracle Payroll
6 15 (2.70%) SAP CO
7 14 (2.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 14 (2.52%) SAP FI
8 13 (2.34%) SAP MM
8 13 (2.34%) Oracle HRMS
8 13 (2.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (2.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 12 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (1.98%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (1.80%) SAP APO
11 10 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (1.62%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) PaaS
1 3 (0.54%) Office 365
1 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.50%) Firewall
2 10 (1.80%) SAN
3 9 (1.62%) LAN
4 8 (1.44%) WAN
5 7 (1.26%) DNS
5 7 (1.26%) Wireless
6 6 (1.08%) NAS
6 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.08%) DHCP
6 6 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.90%) Network Security
8 4 (0.72%) Intranet
9 3 (0.54%) VPN
9 3 (0.54%) VoIP
9 3 (0.54%) LDAP
9 3 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.54%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.54%) HTTP
9 3 (0.54%) VLAN
10 2 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 25 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.16%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.72%) DB2
9 4 (0.72%) QlikView
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.54%) Big Data
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.08%) LSMW
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.72%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.54%) Ant
3 3 (0.54%) JUnit
3 3 (0.54%) ERwin
4 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Selenium
4 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) XMLUnit
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Maven
5 1 (0.18%) HttpUnit
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 160 (28.83%) Finance
2 36 (6.49%) Local Government
3 29 (5.23%) Retail
4 18 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.88%) General Ledger
6 12 (2.16%) Banking
6 12 (2.16%) Advertising
7 7 (1.26%) Billing
7 7 (1.26%) Law
8 6 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Legal
9 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.36%) Front Office
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.78%) XML
2 13 (2.34%) Web Services
3 11 (1.98%) .NET
4 7 (1.26%) Middleware
5 5 (0.90%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.72%) SOAP
6 4 (0.72%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (0.54%) Spring
7 3 (0.54%) SAP ALE
7 3 (0.54%) Java EE
7 3 (0.54%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.54%) BAPI
7 3 (0.54%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.36%) Struts
8 2 (0.36%) CSS
8 2 (0.36%) JSP
8 2 (0.36%) J2EE
8 2 (0.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.78%) FMCG
2 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.26%) NHS
4 6 (1.08%) Replication
5 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 5 (0.90%) Thin Client
5 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 5 (0.90%) User Experience
5 5 (0.90%) Fat Client
5 5 (0.90%) Data Extraction
5 5 (0.90%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.72%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.72%) SCORM
7 3 (0.54%) SCADA
7 3 (0.54%) Smartcard
7 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.39%) Windows
2 23 (4.14%) Linux
3 20 (3.60%) UNIX
4 14 (2.52%) HPUX
5 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.72%) Solaris
8 3 (0.54%) Android
8 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (11.71%) Migration
2 60 (10.81%) CRM
3 35 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (5.59%) Data Migration
5 30 (5.41%) ERP
6 29 (5.23%) Project Management
7 27 (4.86%) Information Security
8 20 (3.60%) PLM
8 20 (3.60%) Workflow
8 20 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (3.60%) ETL
9 17 (3.06%) E-business
10 16 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (2.70%) ITIL
12 14 (2.52%) Quality Management
12 14 (2.52%) Document Management
12 14 (2.52%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.34%) Risk Management
13 13 (2.34%) PRINCE2
13 13 (2.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.59%) SQL
2 19 (3.42%) Java
2 19 (3.42%) PL/SQL
3 17 (3.06%) ABAP
4 15 (2.70%) C
5 8 (1.44%) C#
6 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.90%) Perl
8 3 (0.54%) VBA
8 3 (0.54%) SAPscript
8 3 (0.54%) XPath
9 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) Jython
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) Python
10 1 (0.18%) XQuery
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (15.68%) Security Cleared
2 84 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.41%) CISSP
4 14 (2.52%) CISM
5 10 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.44%) VCP4
7 7 (1.26%) Degree
8 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.90%) CCNP
8 5 (0.90%) CISA
9 4 (0.72%) MBA
9 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.54%) ISEB
10 3 (0.54%) MCITP
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.36%) NCIE
11 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CCNA
11 2 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.34%) QA
2 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
4 2 (0.36%) GxP
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.18%) GAMP
5 1 (0.18%) GMP
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.54%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) XenServer
5 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.36%) SRDF
5 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.08%) SCCM
2 6 (1.08%) Nessus
3 3 (0.54%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.36%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 141 (25.41%) Oracle
2 137 (24.68%) SAP
3 42 (7.57%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.41%) HP
5 20 (3.60%) VMware
6 19 (3.42%) Cisco
7 16 (2.88%) Veritas
8 14 (2.52%) Primavera
9 10 (1.80%) ArcSight
10 9 (1.62%) Siemens
10 9 (1.62%) IBM
10 9 (1.62%) Citrix
11 8 (1.44%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.26%) Informatica
13 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.08%) Adobe
13 6 (1.08%) EMC
13 6 (1.08%) AppSense
13 6 (1.08%) Brocade
14 5 (0.90%) Symantec
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Boss ERP Consulting
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £151 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago