The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Functional Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Consultant
Rank 157 124 134
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 6 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.90% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.95% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 3
Median daily rate £513 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £470
% change year-on-year
- -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -
Functional 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
3514 3591 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.08% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2090 1543
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 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 187
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Functional Consultant in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Merseyside -2 3 - -
Lancashire -11 2 £513 +13.88%
Manchester -35 1 - - 1
Functional Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) SAP
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Advertising
7 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
8 1 (5.26%) Presales
8 1 (5.26%) SAP hybris
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall

Functional 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 4 (21.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (5.26%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) B2B
4 1 (5.26%) B2C
4 1 (5.26%) BPR
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) EAM
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Presales
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) hybris