The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 140 125 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 14 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
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£525 £324 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -28.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +25.71%
Technical 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
3573 2849 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.04% 91.81% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1520 1086
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 198 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £54.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant across the North West region.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant across the North West region.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Manchester -6 8 £525 - 7
Lancashire - 3 £425 -
Cheshire -12 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 £330 - 1
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Skype
6 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (8.33%) .NET
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) EAI

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (4.17%) Agresso
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
4 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BI
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Ant
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) CRM
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Scrum
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) BDD
3 3 (12.50%) User Stories
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) EAI
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) ABAP
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (4.17%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.17%) webMethods
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