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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 140 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 11 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
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£485 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £184 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £373 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £388 £415
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
3369 2874 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.25% 92.53% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1552 1049
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 £209
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 201 190 177
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 29 May 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 29 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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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 -2 6 £499 +47.77% 5
Cheshire -14 2 - - 2
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £363 -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.00%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.00%) PeopleTools
5 3 (12.00%) PeopleCode
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Skype
6 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (4.00%) Agresso
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) PeopleTools
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
3 1 (4.00%) MorphX
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) TDD
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) BDD
3 3 (12.00%) User Stories
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) EAI
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PeopleCode
3 2 (8.00%) X++
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) ABAP
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (4.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio