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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 283 242 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.28% 6.60% 7.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.70% 6.97% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 99 123
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £62.50 £50.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.25%
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
3676 3472 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 94.71% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2212 1949 1561
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -2 132 £430 -4.44% 37
Cheshire +4 78 £425 -5.55% 18
Merseyside +2 22 £400 -12.56% 1
Lancashire +20 20 £400 -5.88% 2
Cumbria -3 5 £355 -14.45%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 103 (18.36%) Finance
2 81 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 75 (13.37%) SAP
4 69 (12.30%) Oracle
5 68 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (11.59%) Migration
7 63 (11.23%) SQL
8 59 (10.52%) Information Security
9 53 (9.45%) MS Excel
10 52 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 51 (9.09%) CRM
12 50 (8.91%) Windows
12 50 (8.91%) Java
12 50 (8.91%) Security Cleared
13 49 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (7.49%) SC Cleared
16 38 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (6.24%) Risk Management
17 35 (6.24%) DevOps
18 34 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
19 33 (5.88%) Project Management
20 31 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
20 31 (5.53%) .NET
21 30 (5.35%) Oracle EBS R12
22 29 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (4.81%) Data Migration
23 27 (4.81%) Data Centre
23 27 (4.81%) Banking
23 27 (4.81%) 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 22 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.96%) Confluence
2 11 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 7 (1.25%) IIS
5 7 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.89%) Moodle
7 5 (0.89%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.89%) SAS
7 5 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.71%) Apache
8 4 (0.71%) CMS
8 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.07%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (5.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.78%) SAP BPC
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle Payroll
6 7 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (1.25%) SAP CO
6 7 (1.25%) SAP FI
6 7 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.89%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.89%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.53%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.36%) Maximo
10 2 (0.36%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.03%) Office 365
2 12 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) PaaS
4 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.71%) IaaS
4 4 (0.71%) SaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.53%) Veeva
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.36%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.39%) Network Security
2 17 (3.03%) Firewall
3 12 (2.14%) Internet
4 11 (1.96%) DNS
5 8 (1.43%) SAN
6 6 (1.07%) DHCP
6 6 (1.07%) Skype
6 6 (1.07%) SSL
7 5 (0.89%) LAN
8 4 (0.71%) HTTP
8 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.71%) VPN
8 4 (0.71%) WAN
9 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.53%) IPsec
9 3 (0.53%) LDAP
10 2 (0.36%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.85%) SAP BW
2 12 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.78%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.07%) SAP BI
7 6 (1.07%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.89%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.89%) DataStage
8 5 (0.89%) OLAP
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 4 (0.71%) DB2
9 4 (0.71%) GIS
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.53%) Power BI
10 3 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.67%) JIRA
4 14 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.32%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.78%) TestComplete
7 9 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.89%) Ant
10 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.53%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.36%) Gradle
12 2 (0.36%) Hudson
12 2 (0.36%) Selenium
12 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.36%) Subversion
12 2 (0.36%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
General
1 103 (18.36%) Finance
2 27 (4.81%) Banking
3 21 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.96%) Billing
5 9 (1.60%) Retail
6 7 (1.25%) Advertising
7 6 (1.07%) Law
8 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.89%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
9 4 (0.71%) Legal
9 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 3 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.53%) .NET
2 18 (3.21%) Middleware
3 13 (2.32%) Web Services
4 10 (1.78%) XML
5 7 (1.25%) HTML
5 7 (1.25%) SAP Basis
6 5 (0.89%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.89%) HTML5
6 5 (0.89%) Visualforce
7 4 (0.71%) CSS
7 4 (0.71%) CSS3
7 4 (0.71%) J2EE
7 4 (0.71%) SAML
7 4 (0.71%) SOAP
7 4 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.71%) WSDL
7 4 (0.71%) XSD
8 3 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.81%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.85%) PKI
5 11 (1.96%) User Experience
6 9 (1.60%) Clustering
7 8 (1.43%) FMCG
8 4 (0.71%) CESG
8 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.71%) iPad
8 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.71%) Social Media
8 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.53%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.36%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.36%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.91%) Windows
2 26 (4.63%) Linux
2 26 (4.63%) Unix
3 11 (1.96%) AIX
3 11 (1.96%) Solaris
4 10 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.07%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.89%) Android
6 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (11.59%) Migration
3 59 (10.52%) Information Security
4 51 (9.09%) CRM
5 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (6.24%) DevOps
7 35 (6.24%) Risk Management
8 33 (5.88%) Project Management
9 29 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (4.81%) Data Migration
11 24 (4.28%) Test Automation
12 23 (4.10%) Change Management
13 22 (3.92%) SDLC
13 22 (3.92%) Security Management
14 20 (3.57%) ETL
15 19 (3.39%) Information Security Management
15 19 (3.39%) TDD
16 18 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (3.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.23%) SQL
2 50 (8.91%) Java
3 24 (4.28%) PL/SQL
4 13 (2.32%) C#
4 13 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.43%) PHP
6 8 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.25%) ABAP
7 7 (1.25%) C
8 5 (0.89%) Apex Code
8 5 (0.89%) Python
8 5 (0.89%) Ruby
8 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.36%) Jython
9 2 (0.36%) Perl
9 2 (0.36%) VBA
10 1 (0.18%) Korn
10 1 (0.18%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.81%) CISSP
4 15 (2.67%) CISM
4 15 (2.67%) Degree
5 10 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.43%) BC Cleared
6 8 (1.43%) CLAS
7 6 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.53%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) CCIE
10 2 (0.36%) CCSA
10 2 (0.36%) ISEB
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.18%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (4.28%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.60%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.43%) QA
6 6 (1.07%) COBIT
7 3 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.53%) GAMP
7 3 (0.53%) GMP
7 3 (0.53%) RMADS
8 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.36%) P3O
8 2 (0.36%) WCAG
9 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.18%) SLA
9 1 (0.18%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.53%) Snort
4 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) GPFS
6 1 (0.18%) RACF
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (2.50%) Puppet
2 10 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.89%) SCOM
5 4 (0.71%) SCCM
6 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.53%) QRadar
6 3 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.36%) Proventia
7 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.18%) Ansible
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.18%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.18%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 81 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 75 (13.37%) SAP
3 69 (12.30%) Oracle
4 20 (3.57%) IBM
5 17 (3.03%) Cisco
6 16 (2.85%) Splunk
7 15 (2.67%) HP
8 12 (2.14%) Symantec
9 10 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
9 10 (1.78%) VMware
10 9 (1.60%) Intel Security
10 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.43%) Talend
12 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.25%) Veritas
13 6 (1.07%) Citrix
13 6 (1.07%) Dell
13 6 (1.07%) IronPort
13 6 (1.07%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.89%) hybris
Stockport, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sola Technology Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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North West England
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Cheshire
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Rate: Competitive Day rates
Posted: 27 days ago