The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 245 205 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.15% 7.70% 8.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.70% 8.32% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 82 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Consultant
England

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 23 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2014. 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 +3 117 £406 -9.88% 57
Cheshire +4 65 £425 +4.75% 17
Lancashire -4 18 £475 +32.40% 2
Merseyside +5 10 £410 +2.50% 3
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 124 (26.84%) SAP
2 86 (18.61%) Finance
3 66 (14.29%) Oracle
4 62 (13.42%) SQL
5 61 (13.20%) Microsoft
6 47 (10.17%) Security Cleared
7 45 (9.74%) Migration
7 45 (9.74%) Windows
8 44 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 40 (8.66%) Information Security
10 34 (7.36%) CRM
11 33 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 30 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (6.28%) SQL Server
14 26 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
14 26 (5.63%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.98%) Cisco
15 23 (4.98%) Active Directory
16 21 (4.55%) Security Management
16 21 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
16 21 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
17 19 (4.11%) Banking
17 19 (4.11%) Firewall
17 19 (4.11%) Java
17 19 (4.11%) MS Excel
17 19 (4.11%) SharePoint
18 18 (3.90%) ETL
18 18 (3.90%) VMware
19 17 (3.68%) ERP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 19 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.73%) IIS
4 7 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.87%) Lync
6 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.43%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 19 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.52%) MS Project
3 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.87%) MS Office
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 26 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (3.68%) SAP SD
5 15 (3.25%) SAP PP
5 15 (3.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 14 (3.03%) Oracle Payroll
7 13 (2.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 12 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (2.60%) SAP MM
9 11 (2.38%) SAP WM
10 9 (1.95%) SAP PLM
11 8 (1.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (1.52%) SAP APO
12 7 (1.52%) Oracle SCM
13 6 (1.30%) SAP CRM
13 6 (1.30%) Maximo
14 5 (1.08%) SAP PM
14 5 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.65%) Office 365
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.11%) Firewall
2 14 (3.03%) SAN
3 10 (2.16%) Internet
4 7 (1.52%) MPLS
4 7 (1.52%) OSPF
4 7 (1.52%) BGP
5 5 (1.08%) DNS
6 4 (0.87%) SSL
6 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.87%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.65%) SSH
7 3 (0.65%) LAN
7 3 (0.65%) WAN
7 3 (0.65%) SNMP
8 2 (0.43%) IKE
8 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.43%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.43%) DMZ
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 16 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.81%) SAP BW
5 12 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.73%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (1.52%) Big Data
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.52%) SAP BI
8 7 (1.52%) BODI
9 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.87%) MySQL
10 4 (0.87%) QlikView
10 4 (0.87%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.87%) MS Access
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Selenium
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.87%) WebDriver
2 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.65%) HttpUnit
3 3 (0.65%) XMLUnit
3 3 (0.65%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.65%) Ant
3 3 (0.65%) JUnit
3 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.65%) LSMW
4 2 (0.43%) ERwin
4 2 (0.43%) ProC
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CE
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 86 (18.61%) Finance
2 19 (4.11%) Banking
3 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.16%) Marketing
5 7 (1.52%) Advertising
5 7 (1.52%) Retail
6 6 (1.30%) Local Government
7 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.87%) Back Office
9 3 (0.65%) Front Office
9 3 (0.65%) Automotive
9 3 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.25%) Web Services
2 11 (2.38%) .NET
3 5 (1.08%) CSS
3 5 (1.08%) HTML
3 5 (1.08%) RESTful
4 4 (0.87%) Spring
4 4 (0.87%) SOAP
4 4 (0.87%) J2EE
4 4 (0.87%) Hibernate
4 4 (0.87%) BAPI
5 3 (0.65%) LAMP
5 3 (0.65%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.65%) DOM
5 3 (0.65%) JSP
5 3 (0.65%) HTML5
5 3 (0.65%) CSS3
6 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.43%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.43%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.16%) GIS
3 9 (1.95%) FMCG
4 7 (1.52%) NHS
4 7 (1.52%) CESG
4 7 (1.52%) RMADS
5 6 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.87%) Open Source
8 3 (0.65%) PKI
9 2 (0.43%) SecurID
9 2 (0.43%) Replication
9 2 (0.43%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.22%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.22%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.74%) Windows
2 16 (3.46%) UNIX
2 16 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (1.95%) Linux
5 6 (1.30%) Solaris
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.65%) AIX
7 3 (0.65%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.22%) NetWare
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (9.74%) Migration
2 40 (8.66%) Information Security
3 34 (7.36%) CRM
4 33 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (5.63%) Data Migration
7 21 (4.55%) Security Management
8 18 (3.90%) ETL
9 17 (3.68%) ERP
10 14 (3.03%) Risk Management
10 14 (3.03%) Security Architecture
11 12 (2.60%) Procure-to-pay
11 12 (2.60%) Asset Management
11 12 (2.60%) Data Analysis
12 11 (2.38%) Logistics
12 11 (2.38%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.38%) Change Management
13 10 (2.16%) Test Scripting
14 9 (1.95%) Data Protection
14 9 (1.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.42%) SQL
2 19 (4.11%) Java
3 11 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 11 (2.38%) ABAP
4 7 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.52%) C
5 6 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.08%) Scala
7 4 (0.87%) Perl
7 4 (0.87%) Ruby
8 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.65%) VB
8 3 (0.65%) C#
9 2 (0.43%) VBScript
9 2 (0.43%) VBA
9 2 (0.43%) XPath
10 1 (0.22%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.60%) Degree
4 11 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.16%) CISSP
6 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.30%) MCSE
7 6 (1.30%) MCITP
8 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.08%) CCNP
9 4 (0.87%) CISM
9 4 (0.87%) CCIE
9 4 (0.87%) VCP5
10 3 (0.65%) MCP
10 3 (0.65%) MCSA
10 3 (0.65%) MCTS
11 2 (0.43%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PMP
12 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.16%) QA
2 9 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.73%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.52%) XenApp
5 7 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.43%) RACF
8 1 (0.22%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.22%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) GPFS
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 9 (1.95%) Tivoli
1 9 (1.95%) SCCM
2 7 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.65%) WMI
4 3 (0.65%) SCOM
4 3 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (0.65%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.43%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 124 (26.84%) SAP
2 66 (14.29%) Oracle
3 61 (13.20%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.98%) Cisco
5 18 (3.90%) VMware
6 16 (3.46%) Juniper
7 14 (3.03%) Business Objects
7 14 (3.03%) Symantec
8 12 (2.60%) Citrix
9 10 (2.16%) F5
10 9 (1.95%) HP
11 8 (1.73%) IBM
11 8 (1.73%) NetApp
12 7 (1.52%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.30%) Tableau
13 6 (1.30%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (1.30%) EMC
14 5 (1.08%) Jaspersoft
14 5 (1.08%) Ab Initio
15 4 (0.87%) Brocade
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cumbria
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
networx
Rate: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Networx Recruitment
Rate: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago