The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 148 138 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 15 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £485 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.37% +46.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
3736 3483 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.70% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 1968 1555
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 209 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Cheshire -8 6 £425 - 1
Manchester -16 6 £425 -14.78% 6
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (22.58%) Workflow
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) Windows
9 3 (9.68%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Dell
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.45%) EPiServer
10 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.45%) WCAG
10 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
10 2 (6.45%) HTML5
10 2 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
10 2 (6.45%) OWASP

Technical 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 5 (16.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) CSS3
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.45%) PKI
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Workflow
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) BDD
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) OWASP
5 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) CCNA
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCSA
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) WCAG
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Dell
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) EPiServer
4 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) hybris
5 1 (3.23%) IronPort
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Talend