The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 127 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 31 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.18% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
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£450 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £465 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +13 23 £423 -0.58% 1
Lancashire +12 4 £450 -
Cheshire -9 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £550 -
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (86.79%) Oracle
2 43 (81.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (62.26%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (45.28%) Finance
5 20 (37.74%) Local Government
6 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
7 17 (32.08%) SQL
8 15 (28.30%) CRM
9 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (15.09%) Migration
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 7 (13.21%) General Ledger
12 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle Receivables
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 6 (11.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
14 5 (9.43%) Oracle Payroll
14 5 (9.43%) E-business
15 4 (7.55%) Oracle HRMS
15 4 (7.55%) Oracle Applications
15 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
15 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
15 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
15 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
15 4 (7.55%) Oracle Assets
16 3 (5.66%) Oracle Cash Management
16 3 (5.66%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (3.77%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 43 (81.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (62.26%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (7.55%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (1.89%) Primavera
9 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MorphX
2 1 (1.89%) PeopleTools
General
1 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) Local Government
3 7 (13.21%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.89%) Data Conversion
1 1 (1.89%) User Experience
1 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) CRM
2 8 (15.09%) Migration
3 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.43%) E-business
5 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.66%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Cash Management
6 3 (5.66%) Change Control
7 2 (3.77%) Service Management
7 2 (3.77%) ERP
8 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.89%) EAM
8 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.89%) Workflow
8 1 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.66%) C
4 2 (3.77%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 46 (86.79%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Siemens
4 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft