The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 227 354 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.41% 8.00% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.79% 8.41% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 182 131
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £7.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
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
3343 4210 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.38% 95.14% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 2572 1701
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 197
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 114 £425 -10.52% 20
Cheshire -13 41 £500 +11.11% 5
Merseyside -3 26 £388 -8.82% 1
Lancashire +13 11 £463 +2.77%
Cumbria -2 8 £488 +8.33% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 113 (24.25%) Finance
2 82 (17.60%) SAP
3 68 (14.59%) Migration
4 65 (13.95%) Oracle
5 59 (12.66%) Security Cleared
6 58 (12.45%) Microsoft
7 55 (11.80%) Windows
8 53 (11.37%) Data Centre
9 49 (10.52%) SC Cleared
10 48 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (9.44%) Unix
12 42 (9.01%) CISSP
13 41 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (8.37%) Information Security
15 36 (7.73%) SQL
16 35 (7.51%) MS Excel
17 34 (7.30%) Java
18 33 (7.08%) Linux
18 33 (7.08%) Splunk
19 32 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (6.65%) Banking
21 29 (6.22%) Active Directory
21 29 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (5.79%) CRM
22 27 (5.79%) Data Migration
22 27 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
22 27 (5.79%) DevOps
23 26 (5.58%) Firewall
24 25 (5.36%) .NET
24 25 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.72%) JBoss
2 8 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.29%) Drupal
3 6 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.07%) CMS
4 5 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.64%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.64%) GeoServer
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Moodle
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.21%) Liferay
7 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 35 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.64%) MS Project
3 2 (0.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (3.43%) SAP FI
4 13 (2.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (2.58%) SAP CO
5 12 (2.58%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (1.93%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (1.50%) SAP PP
9 5 (1.07%) SAP HCM
9 5 (1.07%) SAP PS
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.86%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payroll
11 3 (0.64%) Primavera
11 3 (0.64%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.64%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.64%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.93%) Office 365
4 6 (1.29%) GitHub
5 5 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.43%) Force.com
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.21%) Route 53
9 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.58%) Firewall
2 23 (4.94%) Network Security
3 9 (1.93%) WAN
4 6 (1.29%) LAN
4 6 (1.29%) SAN
4 6 (1.29%) SSL
4 6 (1.29%) VPN
5 5 (1.07%) DNS
6 4 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.86%) DHCP
6 4 (0.86%) VoIP
7 3 (0.64%) HTTP
7 3 (0.64%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.64%) LDAP
8 2 (0.43%) FTP
8 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.43%) Intranet
8 2 (0.43%) IPsec
8 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.43%) SAP BW
2 15 (3.22%) SAP HANA
3 10 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.93%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.29%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.29%) Essbase
7 6 (1.29%) GIS
7 6 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.07%) MySQL
8 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.86%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.86%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.36%) SpecFlow
4 11 (2.36%) TestComplete
5 10 (2.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.72%) JIRA
7 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.07%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.07%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.07%) Hudson
9 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.64%) ERwin
9 3 (0.64%) Gradle
9 3 (0.64%) JMeter
9 3 (0.64%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.64%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 113 (24.25%) Finance
2 31 (6.65%) Banking
3 18 (3.86%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.22%) Retail
5 12 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.93%) Marketing
7 8 (1.72%) Electronics
8 7 (1.50%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.29%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.86%) Back Office
11 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.36%) .NET
2 18 (3.86%) Middleware
3 9 (1.93%) Web Services
4 7 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (1.29%) React
5 6 (1.29%) SAP Basis
6 5 (1.07%) CSS
6 5 (1.07%) ELK Stack
6 5 (1.07%) XML
7 4 (0.86%) HTML
7 4 (0.86%) MDX
8 3 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.64%) Backbone.js
8 3 (0.64%) CSS3
8 3 (0.64%) Ember.js
8 3 (0.64%) Node.js
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.64%) RESTful
8 3 (0.64%) SOAP
8 3 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.86%) PKI
4 14 (3.00%) Clustering
5 7 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.50%) User Experience
6 6 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.86%) CESG
7 4 (0.86%) Cryptography
7 4 (0.86%) EFT
7 4 (0.86%) FMCG
7 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.64%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.80%) Windows
2 44 (9.44%) Unix
3 33 (7.08%) Linux
4 12 (2.58%) HPUX
5 10 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.29%) Solaris
6 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.43%) AIX
10 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.59%) Migration
2 48 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (8.37%) Information Security
5 32 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (5.79%) CRM
7 27 (5.79%) Data Migration
7 27 (5.79%) DevOps
8 22 (4.72%) Analytics
8 22 (4.72%) Project Management
9 21 (4.51%) ETL
9 21 (4.51%) SIEM
9 21 (4.51%) Threat Management
10 20 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (4.08%) TDD
11 19 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (3.86%) ERP
13 16 (3.43%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.73%) SQL
2 34 (7.30%) Java
3 17 (3.65%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.93%) C#
5 9 (1.93%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.50%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.07%) Python
8 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.86%) PHP
9 3 (0.64%) C
9 3 (0.64%) Perl
9 3 (0.64%) Ruby
9 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.64%) X++
10 2 (0.43%) VB
10 2 (0.43%) VBA
11 1 (0.21%) ABAP
11 1 (0.21%) Jython
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.01%) CISSP
4 24 (5.15%) CISM
5 17 (3.65%) Degree
6 8 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.50%) CISA
7 7 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.29%) BC Cleared
8 6 (1.29%) SANS
9 5 (1.07%) CEH
10 3 (0.64%) CLAS
10 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.43%) CCEA
11 2 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.43%) MCSE
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.86%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.58%) COBIT
4 6 (1.29%) QA
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) GAMP
6 1 (0.21%) GMP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.21%) P3O
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.07%) Docker
5 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) RACF
6 1 (0.21%) Snort
6 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.00%) Puppet
2 11 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.15%) SCCM
4 7 (1.50%) Ansible
5 6 (1.29%) EnCase
6 3 (0.64%) Kibana
6 3 (0.64%) logstash
6 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.64%) Nessus
7 2 (0.43%) Mesos
7 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.43%) QRadar
7 2 (0.43%) SCOM
7 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.43%) yum
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (17.60%) SAP
2 65 (13.95%) Oracle
3 58 (12.45%) Microsoft
4 33 (7.08%) Splunk
5 18 (3.86%) IBM
6 16 (3.43%) HP
7 15 (3.22%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.00%) Citrix
8 14 (3.00%) Intel Security
9 11 (2.36%) Symantec
10 10 (2.15%) hybris
10 10 (2.15%) Talend
11 9 (1.93%) VMware
12 8 (1.72%) Cisco
12 8 (1.72%) Qualys
13 7 (1.50%) Hyperion
14 6 (1.29%) Cellebrite
14 6 (1.29%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.29%) F5
14 6 (1.29%) Informatica
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £725 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sola Technology Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago