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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 238 291 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.33% 7.85% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.68% 8.29% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 124 126
Median daily rate £425 £448 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £422
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £57.33 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.19 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.47 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.00%
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
3565 3512 2901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.79% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2035 1565
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 197 173
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.86 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -15 102 £430 +1.17% 42
Cheshire -2 62 £438 -2.77% 10
Merseyside -4 24 £400 +10.34% 2
Lancashire +12 20 £400 -6.04% 1
Cumbria -7 2 £509 +21.85% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 91 (17.40%) Finance
2 75 (14.34%) SAP
2 75 (14.34%) Microsoft
3 72 (13.77%) Migration
4 71 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (12.81%) Oracle
6 64 (12.24%) SQL
7 63 (12.05%) Security Cleared
8 55 (10.52%) Windows
8 55 (10.52%) SC Cleared
9 51 (9.75%) Java
10 48 (9.18%) MS Excel
10 48 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (9.18%) Information Security
11 47 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (8.60%) CRM
13 44 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 39 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (6.88%) DevOps
16 33 (6.31%) .NET
17 30 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (5.74%) Data Centre
18 29 (5.54%) Data Migration
18 29 (5.54%) Unix
18 29 (5.54%) Oracle EBS
19 28 (5.35%) Risk Management
20 27 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
20 27 (5.16%) Project Management
21 26 (4.97%) PL/SQL
21 26 (4.97%) CISSP

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 19 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (1.53%) Confluence
4 8 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.15%) IIS
6 6 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.96%) Moodle
8 4 (0.76%) CMS
8 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.57%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.57%) Drupal
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.57%) SAS
9 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) MS Office
5 3 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (5.54%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (4.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.10%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (1.34%) SAP FI
7 7 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.15%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.76%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.76%) SAP PP
9 4 (0.76%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.57%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.57%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.38%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.06%) Office 365
2 15 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (0.96%) PaaS
5 4 (0.76%) IaaS
5 4 (0.76%) SaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.57%) Veeva
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.63%) Network Security
2 16 (3.06%) Firewall
3 10 (1.91%) DNS
4 7 (1.34%) DHCP
4 7 (1.34%) SAN
4 7 (1.34%) WAN
5 6 (1.15%) Internet
5 6 (1.15%) Skype
5 6 (1.15%) VPN
6 5 (0.96%) IPsec
6 5 (0.96%) LAN
7 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.57%) FTP
8 3 (0.57%) HTTP
8 3 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.57%) SSL
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.38%) LDAP
9 2 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (2.68%) SAP BW
3 12 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.34%) SAP BI
7 6 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.15%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (0.96%) DataStage
8 5 (0.96%) Essbase
8 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.76%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.76%) DB2
9 4 (0.76%) GIS
10 3 (0.57%) OLAP
10 3 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.87%) SpecFlow
3 13 (2.49%) TestComplete
4 12 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.29%) JIRA
4 12 (2.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (1.91%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.96%) Ant
9 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.57%) ERwin
10 3 (0.57%) Gradle
10 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.38%) Selenium
11 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.38%) Subversion
11 2 (0.38%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.19%) Ranorex
General
1 91 (17.40%) Finance
2 23 (4.40%) Banking
3 18 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.72%) Retail
5 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.34%) Advertising
6 7 (1.34%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Billing
7 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.96%) Back Office
8 5 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.31%) .NET
2 16 (3.06%) Middleware
3 12 (2.29%) Web Services
4 9 (1.72%) SAP Basis
5 6 (1.15%) XML
6 5 (0.96%) HTML
7 4 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.76%) CSS
7 4 (0.76%) CSS3
7 4 (0.76%) HTML5
7 4 (0.76%) J2EE
7 4 (0.76%) MDX
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.76%) SAML
7 4 (0.76%) Visualforce
8 3 (0.57%) Backbone.js
8 3 (0.57%) Ember.js
8 3 (0.57%) Node.js
8 3 (0.57%) React
8 3 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.74%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.63%) PKI
4 18 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.72%) User Experience
6 6 (1.15%) FMCG
7 5 (0.96%) Clustering
8 4 (0.76%) CESG
8 4 (0.76%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.76%) iPad
8 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.57%) Social Media
9 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.38%) EFT
10 2 (0.38%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.52%) Windows
2 29 (5.54%) Unix
3 23 (4.40%) Linux
4 12 (2.29%) AIX
5 10 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.72%) Solaris
7 5 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) Android
9 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.57%) HPUX
9 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (13.77%) Migration
2 71 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (9.18%) Information Security
3 48 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (8.60%) CRM
5 39 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (6.88%) DevOps
7 30 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (5.54%) Data Migration
9 28 (5.35%) Risk Management
10 27 (5.16%) Project Management
11 26 (4.97%) Test Automation
12 24 (4.59%) Change Management
13 22 (4.21%) TDD
14 21 (4.02%) ETL
14 21 (4.02%) Software Engineering
15 20 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (3.63%) SDLC
17 18 (3.44%) Code Coverage
17 18 (3.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.24%) SQL
2 51 (9.75%) Java
3 26 (4.97%) PL/SQL
4 15 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.91%) C#
7 7 (1.34%) PHP
7 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.96%) Ruby
8 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.76%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.76%) C
9 4 (0.76%) Python
10 3 (0.57%) ABAP
11 2 (0.38%) VB
11 2 (0.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) Korn
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.97%) CISSP
4 18 (3.44%) Degree
5 16 (3.06%) CISM
6 9 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.53%) BC Cleared
7 8 (1.53%) CLAS
7 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.38%) CCEA
9 2 (0.38%) CCNP
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CCIE
10 1 (0.19%) HNC
10 1 (0.19%) IBM AIX Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.78%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.91%) COBIT
3 10 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.15%) QA
5 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.57%) RMADS
8 2 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.38%) GAMP
8 2 (0.38%) GMP
8 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.38%) P3O
9 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) Val IT
9 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.57%) Snort
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.57%) XenApp
4 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.38%) Docker
4 2 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) GPFS
5 1 (0.19%) RACF
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.19%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (2.49%) Puppet
2 11 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.15%) SCCM
5 5 (0.96%) SCOM
6 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.38%) Ansible
7 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (14.34%) Microsoft
1 75 (14.34%) SAP
2 67 (12.81%) Oracle
3 23 (4.40%) Splunk
4 18 (3.44%) IBM
5 16 (3.06%) Cisco
5 16 (3.06%) HP
6 15 (2.87%) Symantec
7 13 (2.49%) Citrix
7 13 (2.49%) Intel Security
8 12 (2.29%) Talend
9 10 (1.91%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.72%) VMware
11 7 (1.34%) IronPort
11 7 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.15%) Dell
12 6 (1.15%) Qualys
12 6 (1.15%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.96%) F5
13 5 (0.96%) hybris
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