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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / North West
Rank 24 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 171 348 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.50% 8.88% 8.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 9.38% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 164 105
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £436
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -5 95 £450 - 29
Cheshire -2 32 £400 -5.88% 12
Merseyside -13 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Cumbria +2 8 £340 -4.22%
Lancashire 0 4 £348 -22.77% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 102 (24.17%) Finance
2 99 (23.46%) SAP
3 55 (13.03%) Oracle
3 55 (13.03%) Microsoft
4 49 (11.61%) Security Cleared
5 44 (10.43%) Migration
6 40 (9.48%) SC Cleared
7 39 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (9.24%) Information Security
8 38 (9.00%) CISSP
8 38 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (7.82%) Windows
9 33 (7.82%) Linux
9 33 (7.82%) MS Excel
10 32 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (6.87%) SQL
11 29 (6.87%) Banking
11 29 (6.87%) Data Centre
12 25 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (5.69%) Java
13 24 (5.69%) Unix
14 23 (5.45%) ERP
14 23 (5.45%) .NET
14 23 (5.45%) Firewall
14 23 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (5.21%) JavaScript
15 22 (5.21%) Web Services
15 22 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (5.21%) Jenkins

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 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.66%) JBoss
2 7 (1.66%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.95%) Drupal
5 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.71%) CMS
6 3 (0.71%) Confluence
6 3 (0.71%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.47%) Apache
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.66%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.74%) SAP FI
2 17 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (2.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (2.37%) SAP CO
5 10 (2.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (2.37%) SAP HCM
5 10 (2.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (1.90%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (1.66%) SAP HR
8 7 (1.66%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (1.66%) SAP SD
9 6 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (1.42%) SAP MM
9 6 (1.42%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.27%) Office 365
4 9 (2.13%) GitHub
5 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (0.95%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) Force.com
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) Taleo
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Route 53
8 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.45%) Firewall
2 9 (2.13%) SAN
2 9 (2.13%) WebEx
3 7 (1.66%) Network Security
4 6 (1.42%) SSL
5 5 (1.18%) VPN
6 3 (0.71%) DNS
6 3 (0.71%) HTTP
6 3 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.47%) ATM
7 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.47%) DHCP
7 2 (0.47%) FTP
7 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.47%) LAN
7 2 (0.47%) VoIP
7 2 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.24%) IPsec
8 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.79%) NoSQL
2 16 (3.79%) SAP HANA
3 15 (3.55%) SAP BW
4 13 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (2.37%) DB2
6 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.90%) GIS
7 7 (1.66%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.95%) MySQL
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.71%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.66%) JIRA
4 6 (1.42%) Selenium
5 5 (1.18%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.18%) Hudson
6 4 (0.95%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.95%) Jasmine
6 4 (0.95%) JMeter
7 3 (0.71%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.71%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.47%) Ant
8 2 (0.47%) GitLab
8 2 (0.47%) Gradle
8 2 (0.47%) Maven
8 2 (0.47%) MSI
8 2 (0.47%) Subversion
8 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 102 (24.17%) Finance
2 29 (6.87%) Banking
3 21 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.79%) Retail
5 10 (2.37%) General Ledger
6 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.66%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.66%) Electronics
7 7 (1.66%) Marketing
8 6 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.18%) Advertising
10 4 (0.95%) Billing
10 4 (0.95%) Legal
11 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Games
12 2 (0.47%) Local Government
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.45%) .NET
2 22 (5.21%) Web Services
3 16 (3.79%) React
4 11 (2.61%) CSS
5 9 (2.13%) Middleware
6 7 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.42%) ELK Stack
8 5 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.18%) RESTful
9 4 (0.95%) HTML
9 4 (0.95%) Node.js
10 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.71%) HTML5
10 3 (0.71%) REST
10 3 (0.71%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.71%) Spring
11 2 (0.47%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (0.47%) J2EE
11 2 (0.47%) React Native
11 2 (0.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.08%) Clustering
4 11 (2.61%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.66%) FMCG
5 7 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.18%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.18%) PKI
7 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.95%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.71%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.71%) Fintech
9 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.47%) Life Science
9 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.82%) Linux
1 33 (7.82%) Windows
2 24 (5.69%) Unix
3 12 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.13%) HPUX
5 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.18%) AIX
7 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.95%) CentOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.71%) Solaris
9 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.47%) Android
10 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) OS/2
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (10.43%) Migration
2 39 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (9.24%) Information Security
3 32 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (5.45%) ERP
5 23 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (4.50%) ETL
7 16 (3.79%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (3.79%) Scrum
7 16 (3.79%) Unit Testing
8 15 (3.55%) Dashboard Development
8 15 (3.55%) DevOps
8 15 (3.55%) Test Scripting
9 14 (3.32%) ITIL
9 14 (3.32%) Security Architecture
10 13 (3.08%) Data Management
10 13 (3.08%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.08%) SDLC
11 12 (2.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.87%) SQL
2 24 (5.69%) Java
3 22 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.03%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.32%) C#
6 5 (1.18%) C
7 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.95%) Python
7 4 (0.95%) Ruby
8 3 (0.71%) ABAP
8 3 (0.71%) Scala
8 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.71%) VB
9 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.47%) F#
9 2 (0.47%) Groovy
9 2 (0.47%) Perl
9 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 49 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.00%) CISSP
4 13 (3.08%) Degree
5 10 (2.37%) CISMP
5 10 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.90%) CEH
6 8 (1.90%) CISA
6 8 (1.90%) CISM
6 8 (1.90%) SANS
7 5 (1.18%) BC Cleared
7 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.47%) ACCA
9 2 (0.47%) CCNA
9 2 (0.47%) CCNP
9 2 (0.47%) CIMA
9 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.47%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.84%) COBIT
3 11 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.13%) ISO27002
5 7 (1.66%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.95%) QA
7 2 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.47%) GAMP
7 2 (0.47%) GMP
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.13%) Docker
3 7 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.42%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) NDS
7 1 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.24%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 16 (3.79%) SCCM
2 13 (3.08%) Puppet
3 11 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.13%) EnCase
5 8 (1.90%) Ansible
6 7 (1.66%) WSUS
7 6 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.42%) SCOM
8 4 (0.95%) Kibana
8 4 (0.95%) logstash
9 3 (0.71%) Nessus
9 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.47%) QRadar
10 2 (0.47%) Terraform
10 2 (0.47%) yum
11 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.24%) TADDM
Vendors
1 99 (23.46%) SAP
2 55 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 55 (13.03%) Oracle
3 17 (4.03%) Splunk
4 15 (3.55%) IBM
5 14 (3.32%) Cisco
5 14 (3.32%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.08%) Citrix
6 13 (3.08%) HP
6 13 (3.08%) Tableau
7 11 (2.61%) VMware
8 9 (2.13%) Cellebrite
9 7 (1.66%) Intel Security
10 6 (1.42%) hybris
10 6 (1.42%) Informatica
10 6 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.18%) Google
11 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.95%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.95%) Veritas
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