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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 368 206 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.38% 6.68% 7.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.97% 7.25% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 101 82
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
4104 2843 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.49% 92.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 1580 1316
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 +16 177 £450 - 89
Cheshire -3 72 £450 +5.88% 14
Cumbria +2 37 £473 +18.12% 1
Merseyside +6 27 £425 +3.65% 5
Lancashire -5 17 £450 +5.88% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 140 (22.91%) Finance
2 132 (21.60%) SAP
3 99 (16.20%) Oracle
4 90 (14.73%) Security Cleared
5 85 (13.91%) Microsoft
6 84 (13.75%) Migration
7 77 (12.60%) SC Cleared
8 73 (11.95%) SQL
9 68 (11.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 60 (9.82%) Oracle EBS
11 58 (9.49%) CRM
12 51 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.04%) Windows
14 40 (6.55%) Manufacturing
15 39 (6.38%) Data Migration
16 34 (5.56%) Information Security
16 34 (5.56%) Local Government
17 32 (5.24%) Banking
17 32 (5.24%) Java
18 30 (4.91%) VMware
18 30 (4.91%) MS Excel
19 28 (4.58%) DNS
19 28 (4.58%) ETL
19 28 (4.58%) Data Centre
20 27 (4.42%) Firewall
21 25 (4.09%) Project Management
21 25 (4.09%) ABAP
21 25 (4.09%) Oracle BI EE
22 24 (3.93%) DHCP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 19 (3.11%) SAS
2 15 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.31%) nginx
5 7 (1.15%) Jetty
5 7 (1.15%) NetWeaver
5 7 (1.15%) CMS
5 7 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.15%) IIS
6 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 4 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.33%) Documentum
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 30 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Office
3 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.65%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 68 (11.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 60 (9.82%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (2.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (2.29%) SAP PP
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Payroll
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (1.80%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 10 (1.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 10 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (1.31%) SAP HR
10 8 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (1.15%) Radian6
11 7 (1.15%) SAP SD
11 7 (1.15%) SAP FI
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (1.15%) SAP CO
11 7 (1.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.15%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.98%) Route 53
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.49%) Office 365
7 2 (0.33%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.58%) DNS
2 27 (4.42%) Firewall
3 24 (3.93%) DHCP
4 19 (3.11%) LAN
4 19 (3.11%) WAN
5 16 (2.62%) SAN
6 14 (2.29%) Wireless
7 11 (1.80%) Internet
8 10 (1.64%) IPsec
8 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.31%) NAS
10 8 (1.31%) OSPF
10 8 (1.31%) BGP
10 8 (1.31%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.31%) FTP
11 7 (1.15%) HTTP
11 7 (1.15%) VoIP
11 7 (1.15%) VPN
11 7 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 23 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.60%) SAP BW
4 20 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 13 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
8 13 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.13%) OLAP
9 11 (1.80%) DB2
10 9 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.47%) SAP BI
11 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.82%) Base SAS
13 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
15 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 15 (2.45%) Cucumber
2 14 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.31%) Calabash
3 8 (1.31%) Appium
4 7 (1.15%) Hudson
4 7 (1.15%) Maven
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.82%) Selenium
6 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.65%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.65%) PeopleTools
7 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.49%) LSMW
7 3 (0.49%) Subversion
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) MorphX
9 1 (0.16%) HttpUnit
General
1 140 (22.91%) Finance
2 40 (6.55%) Manufacturing
3 34 (5.56%) Local Government
4 32 (5.24%) Banking
5 19 (3.11%) Marketing
6 17 (2.78%) Retail
7 13 (2.13%) General Ledger
8 12 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.98%) Law
10 4 (0.65%) Automotive
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.65%) Military
11 3 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.27%) SAP Basis
2 19 (3.11%) .NET
3 16 (2.62%) XML
4 15 (2.45%) Web Services
5 11 (1.80%) Middleware
6 9 (1.47%) WSDL
7 8 (1.31%) Spring
8 7 (1.15%) Servlets
8 7 (1.15%) J2EE
9 5 (0.82%) SOAP
9 5 (0.82%) HTML
9 5 (0.82%) XSD
9 5 (0.82%) JSON
10 4 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
10 4 (0.65%) Flash
10 4 (0.65%) EDI
11 3 (0.49%) CSS
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Smart Forms
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Business Workflow
11 3 (0.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 15 (2.45%) Mobile App
3 12 (1.96%) User Experience
4 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (0.98%) Replication
7 5 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.82%) FMCG
8 4 (0.65%) Data Conversion
8 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.65%) SCADA
9 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.49%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.49%) PKI
9 3 (0.49%) DTV
9 3 (0.49%) iSeries
10 2 (0.33%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.33%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.04%) Windows
2 15 (2.45%) Linux
3 12 (1.96%) Android
3 12 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.47%) AIX
5 6 (0.98%) CentOS
5 6 (0.98%) UNIX
6 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.33%) VMS
8 2 (0.33%) zOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) HPUX
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.75%) Migration
2 58 (9.49%) CRM
3 51 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (6.38%) Data Migration
5 34 (5.56%) Information Security
6 28 (4.58%) ETL
7 25 (4.09%) Project Management
8 23 (3.76%) Risk Management
9 21 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (3.44%) Workflow
10 20 (3.27%) Business Analysis
10 20 (3.27%) ERP
11 19 (3.11%) DevOps
12 18 (2.95%) PRINCE2
13 17 (2.78%) Mentoring
14 16 (2.62%) ITIL
15 15 (2.45%) E-Commerce
15 15 (2.45%) BDD
16 14 (2.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.95%) SQL
2 32 (5.24%) Java
3 25 (4.09%) ABAP
4 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 11 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.31%) C
7 7 (1.15%) C#
8 5 (0.82%) Ruby
9 4 (0.65%) X++
9 4 (0.65%) Python
9 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.49%) VBScript
10 3 (0.49%) SAPscript
10 3 (0.49%) PeopleCode
11 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.16%) JCL
12 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.16%) REXX
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 90 (14.73%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.45%) DV Cleared
3 15 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.29%) CISSP
5 13 (2.13%) Degree
6 7 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.15%) CISM
7 6 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.82%) CCNP
9 4 (0.65%) CCNA
9 4 (0.65%) VCDX
10 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.49%) GIAC
10 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.33%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) MCSA
11 2 (0.33%) CCIE
11 2 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.76%) QA
2 17 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.31%) SLA
4 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) GMP
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) GAMP
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.64%) XenApp
3 9 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.82%) Xen
6 2 (0.33%) XenServer
6 2 (0.33%) Docker
7 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (2.62%) Puppet
2 12 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.31%) SCCM
4 6 (0.98%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.82%) OpenView
6 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 132 (21.60%) SAP
2 99 (16.20%) Oracle
3 85 (13.91%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.91%) VMware
5 21 (3.44%) IBM
6 20 (3.27%) Citrix
7 17 (2.78%) HP
7 17 (2.78%) Symantec
8 15 (2.45%) Cisco
9 11 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.64%) Google
11 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.98%) Veeam
13 5 (0.82%) Veritas
13 5 (0.82%) Informatica
14 4 (0.65%) NetApp
14 4 (0.65%) Websense
14 4 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (0.65%) Teradata
14 4 (0.65%) Brocade
Greater Manchester
Talent Spa
Rate: DoE
Posted: 2 days ago
Daresbury, Cheshire
SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per month
Posted: 14 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
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