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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 16 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 258 264 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.99% 9.32% 9.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.66% 10.25% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 130 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £43.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.87% -24.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 -4 108 £450 +5.88% 53
Cheshire +5 73 £488 +14.70% 16
Lancashire -7 20 £350 -33.33% 2
Merseyside -17 14 £425 +6.25% 7
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 141 (27.38%) Finance
2 127 (24.66%) SAP
3 102 (19.81%) Oracle
4 71 (13.79%) SQL
5 66 (12.82%) Security Cleared
6 62 (12.04%) SC Cleared
7 60 (11.65%) Oracle EBS R12
8 49 (9.51%) Microsoft
9 45 (8.74%) Information Security
10 44 (8.54%) Windows
11 43 (8.35%) CRM
12 40 (7.77%) Oracle EBS
13 39 (7.57%) Migration
14 36 (6.99%) CISSP
15 34 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (6.21%) Firewall
17 30 (5.83%) Cisco
18 29 (5.63%) ERP
19 28 (5.44%) SQL Server
20 26 (5.05%) Oracle BI EE
21 25 (4.85%) Retail
21 25 (4.85%) Linux
21 25 (4.85%) ETL
22 24 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
23 22 (4.27%) Workflow
23 22 (4.27%) Project Management
23 22 (4.27%) Banking
24 21 (4.08%) UNIX
24 21 (4.08%) FMCG
25 19 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (1.55%) NetWeaver
3 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.17%) Lync
5 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.97%) IIS
5 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.19%) Quickr
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.17%) MS Project
3 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) MS Office
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 60 (11.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (7.77%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (3.50%) SAP PLM
4 17 (3.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 16 (3.11%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (2.72%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (2.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 12 (2.33%) Oracle iProcurement
9 11 (2.14%) SAP MM
9 11 (2.14%) Oracle Payroll
10 10 (1.94%) SAP ERP
10 10 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (1.94%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
11 9 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (1.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 9 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
11 9 (1.75%) SAP CO
12 7 (1.36%) SAP HR
12 7 (1.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.97%) Office 365
2 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.21%) Firewall
2 12 (2.33%) LAN
3 10 (1.94%) WAN
4 9 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.75%) SAN
5 8 (1.55%) MPLS
5 8 (1.55%) OSPF
5 8 (1.55%) BGP
5 8 (1.55%) DNS
6 6 (1.17%) Wireless
6 6 (1.17%) DHCP
7 5 (0.97%) Network Security
8 4 (0.78%) WLAN
8 4 (0.78%) HTTP
9 3 (0.58%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.58%) NAS
9 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.58%) LDAP
9 3 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.33%) SAP BW
7 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.55%) BODI
10 7 (1.36%) QlikView
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.17%) DB2
12 5 (0.97%) MS Access
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) ERwin
1 5 (0.97%) LSMW
2 3 (0.58%) JUnit
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.39%) JIRA
3 2 (0.39%) Selenium
3 2 (0.39%) Toad
3 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.19%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
4 1 (0.19%) XMLUnit
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.19%) HttpUnit
4 1 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 141 (27.38%) Finance
2 25 (4.85%) Retail
3 22 (4.27%) Banking
4 17 (3.30%) Advertising
5 14 (2.72%) General Ledger
6 13 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.52%) Local Government
7 6 (1.17%) Billing
7 6 (1.17%) Law
8 5 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.91%) .NET
1 15 (2.91%) XML
2 12 (2.33%) Web Services
3 6 (1.17%) SAP Basis
4 5 (0.97%) Web Dynpro
5 4 (0.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (0.78%) BAPI
5 4 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (0.78%) SOAP
5 4 (0.78%) SAP Business Workflow
6 3 (0.58%) Middleware
6 3 (0.58%) SAP Smart Forms
6 3 (0.58%) SAP ALE
6 3 (0.58%) Java EE
6 3 (0.58%) Spring
7 2 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.39%) jQuery
7 2 (0.39%) Ajax
7 2 (0.39%) EDI
7 2 (0.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.08%) FMCG
2 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.36%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.17%) Open Source
4 6 (1.17%) Data Extraction
5 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.97%) Replication
6 4 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 4 (0.78%) GIS
6 4 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.58%) NHS
7 3 (0.58%) Clustering
7 3 (0.58%) SCADA
8 2 (0.39%) SCORM
8 2 (0.39%) PKI
8 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.39%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.54%) Windows
2 25 (4.85%) Linux
3 21 (4.08%) UNIX
4 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.78%) HPUX
5 4 (0.78%) Solaris
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) Android
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) VMS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (8.74%) Information Security
2 43 (8.35%) CRM
3 39 (7.57%) Migration
4 34 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (5.63%) ERP
6 25 (4.85%) ETL
7 22 (4.27%) Workflow
7 22 (4.27%) Project Management
8 19 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (3.69%) ITIL
8 19 (3.69%) PLM
9 18 (3.50%) Risk Management
9 18 (3.50%) Data Migration
10 16 (3.11%) E-business
10 16 (3.11%) Analytics
11 13 (2.52%) Security Architecture
11 13 (2.52%) Mentoring
11 13 (2.52%) Validation
12 11 (2.14%) Cash Management
12 11 (2.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.79%) SQL
2 18 (3.50%) Java
3 16 (3.11%) ABAP
4 10 (1.94%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.55%) C
5 8 (1.55%) C#
5 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.97%) Perl
7 4 (0.78%) SAPscript
7 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.58%) VBA
8 3 (0.58%) Python
8 3 (0.58%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) XPath
10 1 (0.19%) R
10 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.19%) Scala
10 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.99%) CISSP
4 24 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.30%) CISM
6 12 (2.33%) CCNP
7 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.17%) MCITP
8 6 (1.17%) CCIE
9 5 (0.97%) CISA
9 5 (0.97%) MCTS
9 5 (0.97%) Degree
10 4 (0.78%) MCSE
10 4 (0.78%) MCP
11 3 (0.58%) MCSA
11 3 (0.58%) CCNA
12 2 (0.39%) ISEB
12 2 (0.39%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.30%) QA
2 13 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) BS7799
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.36%) XenApp
3 7 (1.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.58%) XenServer
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.39%) SRDF
7 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (2.14%) SCCM
2 6 (1.17%) Nessus
2 6 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.58%) SCOM
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (24.66%) SAP
2 102 (19.81%) Oracle
3 49 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.83%) Cisco
5 16 (3.11%) HP
6 15 (2.91%) VMware
7 14 (2.72%) Citrix
8 12 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 11 (2.14%) Juniper
10 10 (1.94%) IBM
10 10 (1.94%) ArcSight
11 8 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.55%) F5
12 7 (1.36%) Riverbed
12 7 (1.36%) Adobe
12 7 (1.36%) Veritas
12 7 (1.36%) Symantec
13 6 (1.17%) Brocade
13 6 (1.17%) McAfee
13 6 (1.17%) Sophos
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Cheshire
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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