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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 219 358 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.97% 8.66% 8.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.40% 9.21% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 164 144
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 £340 £341 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +320.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +7 133 £450 +2.85% 29
Cheshire -14 29 £450 +5.88% 9
Merseyside -11 20 £400 - 4
Cumbria +1 9 £501 +41.19%
Lancashire -9 6 £425 +6.25%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 117 (26.53%) Finance
2 100 (22.68%) SAP
3 61 (13.83%) Oracle
4 55 (12.47%) Security Cleared
5 54 (12.24%) Migration
6 52 (11.79%) Microsoft
7 48 (10.88%) SC Cleared
8 43 (9.75%) CISSP
9 42 (9.52%) Data Centre
10 38 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (8.16%) Information Security
12 35 (7.94%) Linux
13 32 (7.26%) Unix
14 30 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
15 29 (6.58%) Windows
16 28 (6.35%) SQL
17 27 (6.12%) Firewall
17 27 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (5.90%) Manufacturing
18 26 (5.90%) MS Excel
18 26 (5.90%) ERP
18 26 (5.90%) Banking
19 25 (5.67%) Java
19 25 (5.67%) .NET
20 23 (5.22%) ETL
20 23 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 20 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (4.54%) JavaScript

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 11 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.81%) JBoss
3 6 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.13%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.91%) CMS
5 4 (0.91%) Drupal
5 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.68%) Confluence
6 3 (0.68%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.45%) Apache
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.91%) MS Office
2 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (4.54%) SAP FI
2 18 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (3.63%) Unit4 Business World
4 15 (3.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (2.95%) SAP CO
5 13 (2.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (2.72%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (1.81%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (1.59%) SAP HR
11 7 (1.59%) SAP PP
11 7 (1.59%) SAP SD
12 6 (1.36%) SAP MM
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.49%) Office 365
4 7 (1.59%) GitHub
5 4 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (0.91%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.68%) Force.com
7 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) Taleo
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Route 53
8 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.12%) Firewall
2 13 (2.95%) Network Security
3 10 (2.27%) SAN
4 8 (1.81%) WebEx
5 6 (1.36%) SSL
6 5 (1.13%) WAN
7 4 (0.91%) LAN
7 4 (0.91%) VPN
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.68%) DHCP
8 3 (0.68%) DNS
8 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.68%) VoIP
9 2 (0.45%) ATM
9 2 (0.45%) HTTP
9 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.23%) FTP
10 1 (0.23%) LDAP
10 1 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 17 (3.85%) SAP BW
3 16 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.40%) SAP HANA
5 14 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.81%) DB2
6 8 (1.81%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.13%) Essbase
8 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.13%) MySQL
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.91%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.68%) GIS
10 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.36%) JIRA
3 5 (1.13%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.13%) Hudson
3 5 (1.13%) Selenium
3 5 (1.13%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.91%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.91%) Jasmine
4 4 (0.91%) JMeter
4 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.68%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.68%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.45%) ERwin
6 2 (0.45%) GitLab
6 2 (0.45%) MSI
6 2 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 117 (26.53%) Finance
2 26 (5.90%) Banking
2 26 (5.90%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.17%) General Ledger
3 14 (3.17%) Retail
4 12 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.49%) Electronics
5 11 (2.49%) Marketing
6 7 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.36%) Advertising
8 4 (0.91%) Billing
8 4 (0.91%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.67%) .NET
2 20 (4.54%) Web Services
3 14 (3.17%) React
4 11 (2.49%) Middleware
5 10 (2.27%) CSS
6 7 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.36%) ELK Stack
8 4 (0.91%) MDX
8 4 (0.91%) RESTful
9 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.68%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.68%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.68%) Spring
10 2 (0.45%) JMS
10 2 (0.45%) Node.js
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.45%) React Native
10 2 (0.45%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.45%) XML
11 1 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.85%) Clustering
4 7 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.36%) PKI
6 5 (1.13%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.13%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.13%) FMCG
6 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.13%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.91%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.68%) EFT
8 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.45%) iPad
9 2 (0.45%) Life Science
9 2 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.94%) Linux
2 32 (7.26%) Unix
3 29 (6.58%) Windows
4 12 (2.72%) HPUX
5 8 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.36%) AIX
6 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.13%) Solaris
8 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.45%) SUSE
9 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) OS/2
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (12.24%) Migration
2 38 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (8.16%) Information Security
4 27 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (5.90%) ERP
6 23 (5.22%) ETL
7 20 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (4.31%) Data Migration
9 18 (4.08%) Analytics
10 17 (3.85%) ITIL
11 15 (3.40%) CRM
11 15 (3.40%) DevOps
11 15 (3.40%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (3.40%) Unit Testing
12 14 (3.17%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.17%) Scrum
13 13 (2.95%) Data Management
13 13 (2.95%) Programme Management
13 13 (2.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.35%) SQL
2 25 (5.67%) Java
3 20 (4.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.63%) C#
5 12 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.36%) Python
7 5 (1.13%) C
7 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.91%) Perl
8 4 (0.91%) Ruby
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.68%) X++
10 2 (0.45%) ABAP
10 2 (0.45%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.45%) F#
10 2 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.23%) Clojure
11 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 43 (9.75%) CISSP
4 15 (3.40%) CISM
5 10 (2.27%) CISA
5 10 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.04%) CISMP
7 8 (1.81%) CEH
7 8 (1.81%) Degree
7 8 (1.81%) SANS
8 7 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.13%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.45%) CCNA
11 2 (0.45%) CCNP
11 2 (0.45%) MCSE
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.45%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.95%) COBIT
3 10 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.81%) ISO27002
4 8 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.45%) GAMP
5 2 (0.45%) GMP
5 2 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.59%) Docker
2 7 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.59%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.23%) NDS
7 1 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) VMware GSX
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.40%) SCCM
2 14 (3.17%) Puppet
3 12 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.04%) Ansible
4 9 (2.04%) EnCase
5 7 (1.59%) WSUS
6 6 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.13%) SCOM
8 4 (0.91%) Kibana
8 4 (0.91%) logstash
9 3 (0.68%) Mesos
9 3 (0.68%) Nessus
9 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.45%) QRadar
10 2 (0.45%) yum
11 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 100 (22.68%) SAP
2 61 (13.83%) Oracle
3 52 (11.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.63%) Cisco
4 16 (3.63%) IBM
5 15 (3.40%) HP
5 15 (3.40%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.40%) Splunk
6 14 (3.17%) Citrix
7 10 (2.27%) Tableau
7 10 (2.27%) VMware
8 9 (2.04%) Cellebrite
8 9 (2.04%) Intel Security
9 8 (1.81%) hybris
9 8 (1.81%) Hyperion
10 7 (1.59%) Informatica
10 7 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.36%) F5
12 5 (1.13%) Talend
12 5 (1.13%) Xamarin
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