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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 14 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 309 238 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.50% 7.90% 8.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.10% 8.46% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 131 89
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +11.62%
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
3395 2814 2315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.37% 93.43% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 1519 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +3 139 £433 +5.48% 80
Cheshire -5 62 £450 +5.88% 16
Cumbria +1 31 £446 - 1
Merseyside 0 26 £425 +2.40% 4
Lancashire -6 10 £450 +9.09% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 151 (25.77%) Finance
2 135 (23.04%) SAP
3 121 (20.65%) Oracle
4 92 (15.70%) Security Cleared
5 91 (15.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 84 (14.33%) SC Cleared
7 81 (13.82%) SQL
8 74 (12.63%) Oracle EBS
9 70 (11.95%) Migration
10 68 (11.60%) Microsoft
11 66 (11.26%) CRM
12 44 (7.51%) Local Government
12 44 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (6.14%) Data Migration
14 35 (5.97%) Windows
15 34 (5.80%) Manufacturing
16 33 (5.63%) Data Centre
17 29 (4.95%) MS Excel
18 28 (4.78%) Information Security
18 28 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (4.61%) Firewall
20 26 (4.44%) Banking
21 24 (4.10%) VMware
21 24 (4.10%) Oracle BI EE
22 23 (3.92%) Business Analysis
22 23 (3.92%) ETL
23 22 (3.75%) ERP
23 22 (3.75%) Project Management
24 21 (3.58%) DNS
24 21 (3.58%) PRINCE2

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 17 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.22%) SAS
3 6 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.02%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.85%) CMS
5 4 (0.68%) NetWeaver
5 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.34%) Documentum
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) IIS
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.85%) MS Project
4 4 (0.68%) MS Office
5 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
7 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 91 (15.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 74 (12.63%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (3.24%) Teamcenter
4 18 (3.07%) Primavera
5 17 (2.90%) Oracle Payroll
5 17 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (2.73%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (2.39%) Oracle Payables
8 13 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (2.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 13 (2.22%) SAP PLM
8 13 (2.22%) SAP PP
8 13 (2.22%) SAP FI
9 12 (2.05%) SAP CO
10 11 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (1.88%) Oracle HRMS
10 11 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (1.54%) SAP SD
11 9 (1.54%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.02%) Route 53
2 6 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (0.51%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.61%) Firewall
2 21 (3.58%) DNS
3 18 (3.07%) DHCP
4 17 (2.90%) LAN
4 17 (2.90%) SAN
5 16 (2.73%) WAN
6 15 (2.56%) Wireless
7 10 (1.71%) NAS
8 9 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.54%) OSPF
8 9 (1.54%) BGP
8 9 (1.54%) EIGRP
8 9 (1.54%) VPN
9 8 (1.37%) VoIP
10 7 (1.19%) VLAN
11 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.85%) Network Security
12 5 (0.85%) SSL
13 4 (0.68%) 3G
13 4 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.10%) Oracle BI EE
2 17 (2.90%) SAP BW
2 17 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.88%) DB2
6 10 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.54%) SAP BI
7 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (1.02%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (1.02%) OLAP
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.68%) Big Data
12 3 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.19%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.19%) Maven
3 6 (1.02%) Hudson
4 5 (0.85%) Calabash
4 5 (0.85%) Appium
5 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.68%) PeopleTools
5 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.51%) Ant
6 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.51%) Subversion
6 3 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.34%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.34%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.34%) LSMW
7 2 (0.34%) XMLUnit
7 2 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 151 (25.77%) Finance
2 44 (7.51%) Local Government
3 34 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.44%) Banking
5 20 (3.41%) Retail
6 15 (2.56%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.54%) Marketing
8 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.02%) Law
10 5 (0.85%) Military
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.24%) Web Services
2 15 (2.56%) XML
3 14 (2.39%) Middleware
3 14 (2.39%) SAP Basis
4 10 (1.71%) .NET
5 7 (1.19%) HTML
6 6 (1.02%) SOAP
7 5 (0.85%) CSS
8 4 (0.68%) XSD
8 4 (0.68%) WSDL
8 4 (0.68%) Web Dynpro
9 3 (0.51%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.51%) EDI
9 3 (0.51%) WCF
9 3 (0.51%) SAP Business Workflow
9 3 (0.51%) RESTful
10 2 (0.34%) HTML5
10 2 (0.34%) jQuery
10 2 (0.34%) WDK
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.63%) Data Centre
2 15 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.39%) User Experience
4 9 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.37%) FMCG
5 8 (1.37%) Replication
6 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.85%) FlexPod
9 4 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.68%) NHS
10 3 (0.51%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.51%) DTV
10 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.51%) Data Conversion
11 2 (0.34%) CMDB
11 2 (0.34%) iSeries
11 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.97%) Windows
2 11 (1.88%) Linux
3 10 (1.71%) Android
3 10 (1.71%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.71%) UNIX
4 6 (1.02%) CentOS
4 6 (1.02%) HPUX
5 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (0.68%) Solaris
6 4 (0.68%) AIX
6 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) zOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (11.95%) Migration
2 66 (11.26%) CRM
3 44 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (6.14%) Data Migration
5 28 (4.78%) Information Security
5 28 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (3.92%) Business Analysis
6 23 (3.92%) ETL
7 22 (3.75%) ERP
7 22 (3.75%) Project Management
8 21 (3.58%) PRINCE2
9 19 (3.24%) Workflow
10 18 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (2.73%) E-Commerce
11 16 (2.73%) ITIL
12 15 (2.56%) Quality Management
12 15 (2.56%) Risk Management
12 15 (2.56%) Test Scripting
13 14 (2.39%) BDD
13 14 (2.39%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 81 (13.82%) SQL
2 21 (3.58%) PL/SQL
3 15 (2.56%) C
3 15 (2.56%) Java
4 14 (2.39%) ABAP
5 10 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.02%) C#
8 5 (0.85%) Perl
8 5 (0.85%) Ruby
9 4 (0.68%) X++
9 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.68%) Python
10 3 (0.51%) SAPscript
10 3 (0.51%) PeopleCode
10 3 (0.51%) VBScript
11 2 (0.34%) C++
12 1 (0.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) JCL
12 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 92 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 84 (14.33%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.56%) CISSP
4 11 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.37%) Degree
6 8 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.02%) CISM
9 4 (0.68%) MCSE
9 4 (0.68%) CCNP
9 4 (0.68%) CCNA
9 4 (0.68%) NCIE
10 3 (0.51%) ISEB
10 3 (0.51%) MBA
11 2 (0.34%) GIAC
11 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.34%) MCSA
11 2 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.22%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.19%) SLA
4 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 2 (0.34%) GMP
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) GAMP
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.54%) XenApp
3 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.68%) Xen
6 2 (0.34%) XenServer
6 2 (0.34%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.37%) Puppet
2 7 (1.19%) SCCM
3 6 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.85%) OpenView
5 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.51%) SCOM
5 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.17%) StatsD
7 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 135 (23.04%) SAP
2 121 (20.65%) Oracle
3 68 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.10%) VMware
5 18 (3.07%) HP
6 17 (2.90%) Citrix
7 16 (2.73%) Business Objects
7 16 (2.73%) Cisco
8 15 (2.56%) Symantec
9 13 (2.22%) IBM
10 9 (1.54%) Siemens
10 9 (1.54%) Veritas
11 6 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.02%) NetApp
11 6 (1.02%) Veeam
12 4 (0.68%) Websense
12 4 (0.68%) Informatica
12 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.68%) EMC
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