The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 140 132 115
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£450 £525 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% -10.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
3475 2942 2219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.16% 92.46% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1980 1591 1059
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 193 179
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.61 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Senior Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant across the North West region.

Senior Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant across the North West region.

Senior Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - 6 £450 - 2
Manchester -6 2 - - 6
Senior Consultant
England

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (36.84%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
5 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
5 2 (10.53%) SAP LE
5 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP LE
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP EHS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (10.53%) NX-OS
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
1 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
2 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Xcelsius
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) ETL
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Logistics
2 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (10.53%) Analytics
2 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) Coaching
2 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
3 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (10.53%) NCIE
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NFS
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects