The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 123 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 5 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -4.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2805 2503 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.47% 92.46% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1190 1495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the North West region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the North West region.

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -8 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (30.43%) SAP
4 6 (26.09%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (21.74%) Procure-to-pay
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle SCM
6 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (17.39%) SAP BW
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 4 (17.39%) Marketing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle ASCP
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (4.35%) Logistics
9 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle UPK
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (26.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (4.35%) SAP MM
6 1 (4.35%) SAP PP
6 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Manufacturing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LSMW
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Procure-to-pay
2 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
2 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
2 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) E-business
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Pegasus
4 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft