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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 257 229 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.08% 7.74% 8.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.83% 8.43% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 96 123
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £7.00 £35.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.41% -4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 96 £430 +7.50% 80
Cheshire +1 64 £425 +6.25% 21
Lancashire -13 20 £400 +3.22% 3
Merseyside -11 12 £410 +2.50% 6
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.41%) SAP
2 117 (23.98%) Finance
3 72 (14.75%) Oracle
4 67 (13.73%) Microsoft
5 56 (11.48%) SQL
6 55 (11.27%) Information Security
7 46 (9.43%) Windows
8 41 (8.40%) Security Cleared
9 38 (7.79%) SC Cleared
10 34 (6.97%) CRM
11 33 (6.76%) Migration
12 32 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (6.56%) Oracle EBS R12
13 31 (6.35%) Cisco
14 29 (5.94%) SQL Server
15 26 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
16 24 (4.92%) Firewall
16 24 (4.92%) ERP
17 23 (4.71%) Oracle BI EE
17 23 (4.71%) Banking
17 23 (4.71%) Java
18 21 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
18 21 (4.30%) Security Management
18 21 (4.30%) SharePoint
18 21 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (4.30%) CISSP
19 20 (4.10%) Active Directory
19 20 (4.10%) ETL
19 20 (4.10%) Retail
19 20 (4.10%) Security Architecture

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.84%) IIS
4 7 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.23%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.02%) Lync
6 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.61%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.20%) Quickr
10 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.20%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 19 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.23%) MS Project
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) MS Office
5 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (6.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 26 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (3.07%) SAP SD
5 14 (2.87%) SAP MM
5 14 (2.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 12 (2.46%) SAP PP
6 12 (2.46%) Oracle Payroll
6 12 (2.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 12 (2.46%) SAP PLM
7 10 (2.05%) SAP WM
8 7 (1.43%) SAP ERP
8 7 (1.43%) SAP APO
9 6 (1.23%) SAP PM
9 6 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (1.23%) SAP BPC
10 5 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.82%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.82%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.92%) Firewall
2 13 (2.66%) SAN
3 7 (1.43%) DNS
3 7 (1.43%) MPLS
3 7 (1.43%) OSPF
3 7 (1.43%) BGP
3 7 (1.43%) Internet
4 5 (1.02%) LAN
4 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.82%) Wireless
5 4 (0.82%) WLAN
5 4 (0.82%) SNMP
5 4 (0.82%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.61%) SSH
6 3 (0.61%) SSL
6 3 (0.61%) WAN
6 3 (0.61%) HTTP
6 3 (0.61%) LDAP
7 2 (0.41%) IPsec
7 2 (0.41%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.84%) BODI
5 9 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.64%) MS Access
6 8 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.23%) SAP BW
7 6 (1.23%) QlikView
8 5 (1.02%) DB2
9 4 (0.82%) MySQL
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Selenium
2 4 (0.82%) LSMW
2 4 (0.82%) WebDriver
3 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.61%) ERwin
4 2 (0.41%) Toad
5 1 (0.20%) XMLUnit
5 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (0.20%) HttpUnit
5 1 (0.20%) JIRA
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 117 (23.98%) Finance
2 23 (4.71%) Banking
3 20 (4.10%) Retail
4 12 (2.46%) Advertising
5 11 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.84%) Marketing
7 7 (1.43%) Local Government
8 5 (1.02%) Legal
9 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.61%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.41%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.69%) .NET
2 14 (2.87%) Web Services
3 7 (1.43%) BAPI
4 6 (1.23%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.02%) Spring
5 5 (1.02%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (0.82%) Hibernate
6 4 (0.82%) J2EE
6 4 (0.82%) XML
6 4 (0.82%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (0.61%) RESTful
7 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (0.61%) SAP ALE
7 3 (0.61%) DOM
7 3 (0.61%) CSS
7 3 (0.61%) JSP
7 3 (0.61%) SOAP
7 3 (0.61%) HTML
7 3 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (2.87%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.46%) GIS
2 12 (2.46%) FMCG
3 8 (1.64%) Open Source
4 7 (1.43%) RMADS
4 7 (1.43%) CESG
5 6 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (1.23%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.02%) NHS
6 5 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.61%) PKI
8 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.41%) SecurID
9 2 (0.41%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.20%) User Experience
10 1 (0.20%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.20%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.43%) Windows
2 19 (3.89%) UNIX
3 17 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.07%) Linux
5 14 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.64%) Solaris
7 4 (0.82%) AIX
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.61%) HPUX
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) NetWare
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (11.27%) Information Security
2 34 (6.97%) CRM
3 33 (6.76%) Migration
4 32 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (4.92%) ERP
6 21 (4.30%) Security Management
6 21 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (4.10%) ETL
7 20 (4.10%) Security Architecture
8 19 (3.89%) Data Migration
8 19 (3.89%) Risk Management
9 16 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (3.07%) Workflow
11 14 (2.87%) ITIL
12 13 (2.66%) PLM
12 13 (2.66%) Validation
13 12 (2.46%) Analytics
14 11 (2.25%) Project Management
15 10 (2.05%) Service Delivery
16 9 (1.84%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.48%) SQL
2 23 (4.71%) Java
3 14 (2.87%) ABAP
4 9 (1.84%) C
5 8 (1.64%) Perl
6 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.43%) C#
7 5 (1.02%) Scala
7 5 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.82%) VBA
8 4 (0.82%) SAPscript
9 3 (0.61%) Ruby
9 3 (0.61%) VB
9 3 (0.61%) Python
9 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.30%) CISSP
4 17 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.87%) CISM
6 11 (2.25%) Degree
7 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.43%) MCITP
8 7 (1.43%) CCNP
8 7 (1.43%) MCSE
9 5 (1.02%) CCIE
10 4 (0.82%) MCP
10 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.82%) VCP5
11 3 (0.61%) MCTS
11 3 (0.61%) MCSA
12 2 (0.41%) CISA
12 2 (0.41%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.20%) CRISC
13 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.25%) QA
2 8 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.82%) COBIT
5 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.43%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.23%) XenApp
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.41%) RACF
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.41%) XenServer
7 1 (0.20%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.64%) SCCM
2 7 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.82%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.82%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (0.61%) SCOM
4 3 (0.61%) WMI
4 3 (0.61%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.41%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) SCSM
6 1 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.20%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 124 (25.41%) SAP
2 72 (14.75%) Oracle
3 67 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 31 (6.35%) Cisco
5 16 (3.28%) Juniper
6 15 (3.07%) VMware
7 12 (2.46%) Symantec
7 12 (2.46%) Citrix
7 12 (2.46%) Business Objects
8 10 (2.05%) F5
9 8 (1.64%) IBM
9 8 (1.64%) HP
10 7 (1.43%) Riverbed
10 7 (1.43%) Adobe
11 6 (1.23%) McAfee
11 6 (1.23%) Sophos
11 6 (1.23%) EMC
11 6 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
12 5 (1.02%) Informatica
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cumbria
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £550 - £680 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 25 days ago