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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / North West
Rank 24 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 156 275 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.00% 7.31% 8.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 7.70% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 138 117
Median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £85.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +750.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £60.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +142.42%

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
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -11 75 £450 - 21
Cheshire +9 45 £475 +11.76% 13
Merseyside -4 15 £400 -5.88% 2
Lancashire +6 3 £380 -15.55%
Cumbria -2 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 103 (26.61%) SAP
2 93 (24.03%) Finance
3 57 (14.73%) Microsoft
4 41 (10.59%) Oracle
4 41 (10.59%) Security Cleared
5 37 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (8.79%) SC Cleared
6 34 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (8.27%) MS Excel
7 32 (8.27%) Information Security
8 30 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (7.49%) SQL
10 27 (6.98%) CISSP
10 27 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (6.72%) Banking
12 25 (6.46%) Migration
12 25 (6.46%) SQL Server
12 25 (6.46%) Windows
13 24 (6.20%) JavaScript
13 24 (6.20%) .NET
14 22 (5.68%) Java
14 22 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (5.43%) SAP FI
15 21 (5.43%) Manufacturing
16 20 (5.17%) Web Services
16 20 (5.17%) Linux
16 20 (5.17%) ERP
16 20 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (5.17%) Office 365
17 19 (4.91%) Firewall

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 10 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.07%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.29%) JBoss
3 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.29%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.03%) Drupal
4 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.03%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 2 (0.52%) Confluence
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.43%) SAP FI
2 15 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.36%) SAP CO
3 13 (3.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (3.10%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (3.10%) SAP HCM
5 10 (2.58%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (2.33%) SAP Payroll
7 8 (2.07%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (2.07%) SAP HR
7 8 (2.07%) SAP PP
7 8 (2.07%) SAP SD
7 8 (2.07%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (1.81%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (1.55%) SAP MM
10 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.17%) Office 365
4 6 (1.55%) GitHub
5 4 (1.03%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.78%) Force.com
7 2 (0.52%) Taleo
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.91%) Firewall
2 9 (2.33%) WebEx
3 6 (1.55%) SAN
3 6 (1.55%) VPN
4 4 (1.03%) DNS
5 3 (0.78%) LAN
5 3 (0.78%) Network Security
5 3 (0.78%) SSL
5 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.78%) WAN
6 2 (0.52%) ATM
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.52%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) SSH
6 2 (0.52%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) IPsec
7 1 (0.26%) NAS
7 1 (0.26%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.13%) NoSQL
2 16 (4.13%) SAP BW
3 14 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (3.36%) SAP HANA
5 12 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.84%) DB2
7 8 (2.07%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (1.81%) GIS
8 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.78%) Big Data
12 3 (0.78%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.07%) Selenium
3 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.03%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.03%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.03%) Hudson
4 4 (1.03%) Jasmine
4 4 (1.03%) JMeter
5 3 (0.78%) JIRA
6 2 (0.52%) Gradle
6 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.26%) Ant
7 1 (0.26%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (24.03%) Finance
2 26 (6.72%) Banking
3 21 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.13%) Retail
5 10 (2.58%) General Ledger
6 9 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.81%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.55%) Electronics
8 6 (1.55%) Marketing
9 5 (1.29%) Advertising
10 4 (1.03%) Billing
10 4 (1.03%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.52%) Games
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
13 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.20%) .NET
2 20 (5.17%) Web Services
3 16 (4.13%) React
4 12 (3.10%) CSS
5 6 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.55%) Middleware
5 6 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.29%) HTML
7 4 (1.03%) Node.js
8 3 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.78%) HTML5
8 3 (0.78%) REST
8 3 (0.78%) RESTful
8 3 (0.78%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.52%) J2EE
9 2 (0.52%) React Native
9 2 (0.52%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.13%) Visualisation
3 11 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.58%) Clustering
5 9 (2.33%) FMCG
6 7 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.29%) Data Extraction
7 5 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.03%) PKI
9 3 (0.78%) Fintech
9 3 (0.78%) Life Science
9 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.78%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.78%) User Experience
10 2 (0.52%) EFT
10 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) PMI
10 2 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.46%) Windows
2 20 (5.17%) Linux
3 14 (3.62%) Unix
4 9 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.29%) AIX
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.78%) CentOS
8 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.52%) Android
9 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) OS/2
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (8.27%) Information Security
4 25 (6.46%) Migration
5 20 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (5.17%) ERP
6 17 (4.39%) Dashboard Development
6 17 (4.39%) ETL
7 15 (3.88%) DevOps
7 15 (3.88%) Scrum
8 14 (3.62%) Analytics
8 14 (3.62%) Data Management
8 14 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (3.62%) Unit Testing
9 13 (3.36%) CRM
9 13 (3.36%) Test Scripting
10 12 (3.10%) ITIL
10 12 (3.10%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (2.84%) BDD
11 11 (2.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.49%) SQL
2 24 (6.20%) JavaScript
3 22 (5.68%) Java
4 16 (4.13%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.88%) C#
6 5 (1.29%) C
7 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.78%) ABAP
8 3 (0.78%) PHP
8 3 (0.78%) Ruby
8 3 (0.78%) VB
9 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.52%) F#
9 2 (0.52%) Perl
9 2 (0.52%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) Scala
9 2 (0.52%) X++
10 1 (0.26%) COBOL
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.98%) CISSP
4 16 (4.13%) Degree
5 10 (2.58%) CISMP
6 9 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.07%) CEH
7 8 (2.07%) CISA
7 8 (2.07%) SANS
8 5 (1.29%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.03%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CCNA
10 3 (0.78%) CISM
11 2 (0.52%) ACCA
11 2 (0.52%) CCNP
11 2 (0.52%) CIMA
11 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.84%) COBIT
2 11 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.33%) ISO27002
4 7 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.03%) QA
6 2 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.52%) GAMP
6 2 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) GMP
7 1 (0.26%) HL7
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.07%) Docker
3 7 (1.81%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) KVM
8 1 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) VMware GSX
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (3.62%) SCCM
2 10 (2.58%) Puppet
3 9 (2.33%) EnCase
4 8 (2.07%) Ansible
5 7 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.81%) WSUS
6 6 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.55%) SCOM
7 4 (1.03%) Kibana
7 4 (1.03%) logstash
8 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.52%) Nessus
8 2 (0.52%) QRadar
8 2 (0.52%) Terraform
8 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.26%) Control-M
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.26%) MOM
9 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.26%) TADDM
Vendors
1 103 (26.61%) SAP
2 57 (14.73%) Microsoft
3 41 (10.59%) Oracle
4 16 (4.13%) Splunk
5 15 (3.88%) Cisco
5 15 (3.88%) Tableau
6 12 (3.10%) IBM
7 11 (2.84%) Citrix
8 9 (2.33%) Cellebrite
8 9 (2.33%) VMware
9 8 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.55%) Intel Security
10 6 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.29%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.29%) F5
11 5 (1.29%) Google
11 5 (1.29%) hybris
11 5 (1.29%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.03%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.03%) Veritas
Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago