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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / North West
Rank 131 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 3 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.66% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.70% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 11
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £175 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £448 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50

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
2499 3718 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.75% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2214 1718
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 168 188
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +23 1 £475 +15.15% 1
Lancashire +4 1 £500 - 1
Manchester +1 1 £550 +22.22% 4
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Advertising
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Hyperion
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) ELK Stack
1 1 (8.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
1 2 (16.67%) ETL
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Document Composition
2 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
2 1 (8.33%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) QRadar
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos
2 2 (16.67%) Hyperion
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (8.33%) hybris
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Kofax
3 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
3 1 (8.33%) Xamarin
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