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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 22 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 223 244 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.03% 10.13% 9.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 10.85% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 133 133
Average daily rate £425 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.45 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -29.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 85 £400 -11.11% 86
Cheshire -13 67 £406 -9.72% 18
Merseyside +12 17 £425 +0.59% 3
Lancashire -26 17 £413 -1.78% 3
Cumbria -10 2 £465 +6.28%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 128 (27.18%) SAP
2 79 (16.77%) Finance
3 67 (14.23%) Oracle
4 59 (12.53%) SQL
5 57 (12.10%) Microsoft
5 57 (12.10%) Migration
6 47 (9.98%) Windows
7 45 (9.55%) Security Cleared
8 37 (7.86%) SC Cleared
9 36 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (7.22%) CRM
11 33 (7.01%) Data Migration
12 32 (6.79%) Java
13 31 (6.58%) SQL Server
14 30 (6.37%) UNIX
15 29 (6.16%) Oracle EBS R12
16 27 (5.73%) Linux
17 26 (5.52%) Information Security
18 24 (5.10%) SAP BW
19 23 (4.88%) Project Management
19 23 (4.88%) Active Directory
19 23 (4.88%) HP
20 22 (4.67%) DNS
20 22 (4.67%) Data Modelling
21 21 (4.46%) Citrix
22 20 (4.25%) VMware
23 19 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 19 (4.03%) Middleware
24 18 (3.82%) Firewall
24 18 (3.82%) ETL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.12%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (1.27%) IIS
5 5 (1.06%) Apache
6 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.64%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.21%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (6.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.18%) SAP SD
4 14 (2.97%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (2.34%) SAP APO
6 10 (2.12%) SAP CRM
7 9 (1.91%) SAP FI
7 9 (1.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (1.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 8 (1.70%) SAP BPC
8 8 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (1.70%) Exstream
8 8 (1.70%) SAP CO
9 7 (1.49%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 7 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (1.49%) Maximo
9 7 (1.49%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.64%) Office 365
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.67%) DNS
2 18 (3.82%) Firewall
3 14 (2.97%) Internet
4 12 (2.55%) SAN
5 11 (2.34%) LDAP
6 10 (2.12%) SNMP
6 10 (2.12%) DHCP
7 8 (1.70%) SMTP
8 7 (1.49%) NetScreen
8 7 (1.49%) MPLS
9 6 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.27%) SSL
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.85%) WAN
11 3 (0.64%) LAN
11 3 (0.64%) FTP
11 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.42%) DMZ
12 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.10%) SAP BW
3 14 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.55%) SAP BI
5 10 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.91%) Big Data
7 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.85%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.64%) DB2
11 3 (0.64%) MySQL
12 2 (0.42%) MS Access
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (1.91%) LSMW
2 8 (1.70%) Selenium
3 7 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.85%) XMLUnit
4 4 (0.85%) Ant
4 4 (0.85%) JUnit
4 4 (0.85%) HttpUnit
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.64%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.42%) ProC
6 2 (0.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CE
7 1 (0.21%) NWDS
General
1 79 (16.77%) Finance
2 17 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.55%) Banking
5 8 (1.70%) Retail
6 6 (1.27%) Marketing
7 5 (1.06%) Billing
7 5 (1.06%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.03%) Middleware
2 12 (2.55%) Web Services
2 12 (2.55%) .NET
3 9 (1.91%) J2EE
4 6 (1.27%) XML
5 5 (1.06%) CSS
5 5 (1.06%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.06%) OSGi
6 4 (0.85%) RESTful
6 4 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.85%) SOAP
6 4 (0.85%) XSLT
6 4 (0.85%) HTML
7 3 (0.64%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.64%) Spring
7 3 (0.64%) ISPF
7 3 (0.64%) JSP
7 3 (0.64%) SAP XI
7 3 (0.64%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.12%) Data Integration
2 9 (1.91%) GIS
3 7 (1.49%) NHS
4 6 (1.27%) FMCG
5 5 (1.06%) Replication
6 4 (0.85%) Clustering
7 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.21%) CESG
9 1 (0.21%) Blog
9 1 (0.21%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.98%) Windows
2 30 (6.37%) UNIX
3 27 (5.73%) Linux
4 14 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.12%) AIX
6 9 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.06%) HPUX
8 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.64%) Solaris
9 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) NetWare
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (12.10%) Migration
2 36 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (7.22%) CRM
4 33 (7.01%) Data Migration
5 26 (5.52%) Information Security
6 23 (4.88%) Project Management
7 22 (4.67%) Data Modelling
8 19 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (3.82%) ETL
10 16 (3.40%) ERP
10 16 (3.40%) ITIL
11 15 (3.18%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (2.97%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (2.76%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.76%) Risk Management
13 13 (2.76%) Procure-to-pay
14 12 (2.55%) E-Commerce
14 12 (2.55%) Data Analysis
14 12 (2.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.53%) SQL
2 32 (6.79%) Java
3 16 (3.40%) PL/SQL
4 12 (2.55%) ABAP
5 8 (1.70%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.27%) Perl
7 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.85%) C#
7 4 (0.85%) Ruby
8 3 (0.64%) VBA
8 3 (0.64%) Python
8 3 (0.64%) Scala
9 2 (0.42%) JCL
9 2 (0.42%) VB
9 2 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.42%) XPath
10 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.21%) REXX
10 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 45 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.76%) CISSP
4 9 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.49%) JNCIE
5 7 (1.49%) Degree
5 7 (1.49%) CCIE
6 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.64%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.64%) CCA
8 2 (0.42%) CCDP
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.21%) MCTS
9 1 (0.21%) MCITP
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) CCEA
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PMP
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.12%) QA
2 8 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.06%) SLA
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.21%) GAMP
7 1 (0.21%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.18%) XenApp
3 12 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.12%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.70%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.27%) vSphere
8 4 (0.85%) XenServer
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.21%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.21%) Samba
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) RACF
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 10 (2.12%) SCCM
2 9 (1.91%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.27%) SCOM
4 6 (1.27%) WMI
5 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.06%) MOM
5 5 (1.06%) SCSM
5 5 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.64%) Nagios
6 3 (0.64%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.42%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.21%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.21%) Control-M
8 1 (0.21%) Novell Identity Manager
8 1 (0.21%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 128 (27.18%) SAP
2 67 (14.23%) Oracle
3 57 (12.10%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.88%) HP
5 21 (4.46%) Citrix
6 20 (4.25%) VMware
7 16 (3.40%) Cisco
8 13 (2.76%) NetApp
9 12 (2.55%) Juniper
9 12 (2.55%) EMC
10 11 (2.34%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.70%) Cyber-Ark
11 8 (1.70%) JBoss
11 8 (1.70%) IBM
12 7 (1.49%) AppSense
12 7 (1.49%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.49%) Symantec
12 7 (1.49%) Talend
13 6 (1.27%) Tableau
13 6 (1.27%) CA
Cheshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £290.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago