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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 12 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 339 245 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.86% 8.16% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.52% 8.71% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 131 80
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 +4 151 £436 +2.64% 54
Cheshire -7 66 £450 +5.88% 30
Cumbria 0 38 £486 -2.75% 3
Merseyside +5 26 £365 -10.97% 3
Lancashire +9 14 £450 -5.26% 13
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 149 (24.47%) Finance
2 140 (22.99%) SAP
3 109 (17.90%) Oracle
4 96 (15.76%) Security Cleared
5 85 (13.96%) SC Cleared
6 78 (12.81%) SQL
7 77 (12.64%) Oracle EBS R12
8 74 (12.15%) Migration
9 72 (11.82%) Microsoft
10 66 (10.84%) Oracle EBS
11 64 (10.51%) CRM
12 44 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (6.24%) Local Government
14 38 (6.24%) Manufacturing
15 37 (6.08%) Windows
16 35 (5.75%) Data Migration
17 32 (5.25%) Information Security
18 30 (4.93%) Banking
18 30 (4.93%) Data Centre
19 28 (4.60%) VMware
20 27 (4.43%) ETL
20 27 (4.43%) Firewall
21 26 (4.27%) Oracle BI EE
22 24 (3.94%) MS Excel
23 23 (3.78%) DNS
24 22 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
24 22 (3.61%) Project Management
24 22 (3.61%) Business Analysis
25 21 (3.45%) Retail

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 21 (3.45%) SAS
2 15 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.99%) CMS
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.66%) NetWeaver
5 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.49%) nginx
7 2 (0.33%) Jetty
7 2 (0.33%) Documentum
7 2 (0.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 24 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Windchill
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 77 (12.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 66 (10.84%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (2.96%) Teamcenter
3 18 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (2.79%) Primavera
5 15 (2.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (2.30%) SAP PP
6 14 (2.30%) Oracle Payroll
7 13 (2.13%) SAP FI
7 13 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (1.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 12 (1.97%) SAP CO
9 11 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (1.64%) SAP SD
10 10 (1.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 9 (1.48%) SAP PLM
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (1.48%) SAP PM
11 9 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.99%) Route 53
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (0.66%) PaaS
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.43%) Firewall
2 23 (3.78%) DNS
3 20 (3.28%) DHCP
4 19 (3.12%) SAN
5 17 (2.79%) LAN
5 17 (2.79%) WAN
6 14 (2.30%) Wireless
7 10 (1.64%) NAS
8 9 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.48%) OSPF
8 9 (1.48%) BGP
8 9 (1.48%) EIGRP
9 8 (1.31%) VoIP
9 8 (1.31%) VPN
10 7 (1.15%) Internet
10 7 (1.15%) VLAN
11 6 (0.99%) Network Security
11 6 (0.99%) IPsec
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 22 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (3.28%) SAP BW
4 18 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.46%) SQL Server
6 13 (2.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 12 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
7 12 (1.97%) OLAP
7 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.64%) DB2
8 10 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.48%) SAP BI
9 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.66%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.66%) Big Data
12 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 9 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.31%) Calabash
3 8 (1.31%) Appium
3 8 (1.31%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.15%) Maven
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.99%) Hudson
6 4 (0.66%) Selenium
6 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.66%) PeopleTools
7 3 (0.49%) Subversion
7 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) LSMW
8 2 (0.33%) MorphX
8 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 149 (24.47%) Finance
2 38 (6.24%) Manufacturing
2 38 (6.24%) Local Government
3 30 (4.93%) Banking
4 21 (3.45%) Retail
5 16 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 12 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.81%) Marketing
8 6 (0.99%) Law
9 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.82%) Military
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.96%) Web Services
2 15 (2.46%) SAP Basis
3 13 (2.13%) .NET
3 13 (2.13%) Middleware
4 11 (1.81%) XML
5 7 (1.15%) HTML
6 5 (0.82%) SOAP
6 5 (0.82%) CSS
7 4 (0.66%) XSD
7 4 (0.66%) WSDL
7 4 (0.66%) Spring
7 4 (0.66%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (0.66%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.49%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.49%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (0.49%) EDI
9 2 (0.33%) Servlets
9 2 (0.33%) WDK
9 2 (0.33%) J2EE
9 2 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.93%) Data Centre
2 16 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 16 (2.63%) User Experience
3 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.15%) FMCG
6 6 (0.99%) Replication
6 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.82%) Visualisation
7 5 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.66%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.49%) iSeries
9 3 (0.49%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.49%) SCADA
9 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.49%) DTV
9 3 (0.49%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.08%) Windows
2 13 (2.13%) Linux
2 13 (2.13%) Android
2 13 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.64%) UNIX
4 6 (0.99%) CentOS
4 6 (0.99%) AIX
5 4 (0.66%) HPUX
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.33%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.15%) Migration
2 64 (10.51%) CRM
3 44 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (5.75%) Data Migration
6 32 (5.25%) Information Security
7 27 (4.43%) ETL
8 22 (3.61%) Project Management
8 22 (3.61%) Business Analysis
9 21 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (3.28%) Risk Management
11 19 (3.12%) Workflow
11 19 (3.12%) ERP
12 18 (2.96%) E-Commerce
12 18 (2.96%) PRINCE2
13 17 (2.79%) BDD
14 16 (2.63%) ITIL
14 16 (2.63%) Software Testing
15 15 (2.46%) Kanban
16 14 (2.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.81%) SQL
2 19 (3.12%) Java
2 19 (3.12%) ABAP
3 17 (2.79%) PL/SQL
4 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.97%) C
6 9 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.99%) C#
8 5 (0.82%) Ruby
9 4 (0.66%) X++
9 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.49%) VBScript
10 3 (0.49%) Perl
10 3 (0.49%) Python
10 3 (0.49%) SAPscript
10 3 (0.49%) PeopleCode
11 2 (0.33%) C++
12 1 (0.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.16%) JCL
Qualifications
1 96 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 85 (13.96%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.96%) CISSP
4 14 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.81%) Degree
6 8 (1.31%) CISM
7 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.66%) VCDX
10 4 (0.66%) CCNP
10 4 (0.66%) CCNA
11 3 (0.49%) MCSE
11 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.49%) GIAC
11 3 (0.49%) NCIE
12 2 (0.33%) MCITP
12 2 (0.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.79%) QA
2 13 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.99%) SLA
4 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.49%) GMP
7 1 (0.16%) GAMP
7 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.48%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.48%) XenApp
2 9 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.66%) Xen
5 4 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.16%) Docker
8 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (1.64%) Puppet
2 7 (1.15%) SCCM
3 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.82%) OpenView
5 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.49%) SCOM
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.16%) StatsD
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 140 (22.99%) SAP
2 109 (17.90%) Oracle
3 72 (11.82%) Microsoft
4 28 (4.60%) VMware
5 19 (3.12%) Citrix
6 16 (2.63%) Symantec
7 15 (2.46%) Cisco
7 15 (2.46%) IBM
8 14 (2.30%) HP
9 8 (1.31%) Siemens
10 7 (1.15%) Veritas
11 6 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.99%) Veeam
12 5 (0.82%) NetApp
13 4 (0.66%) Informatica
13 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.66%) Websense
13 4 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.66%) Google
St. Annes, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
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Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Investigo Search & Selection
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
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Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Manchester
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