The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.81% 6.45% 9.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 7.23% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
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£275 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -34.17%
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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 Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96 83 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.43% 89.25% 87.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 91
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £393 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £68.75 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.25% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.75 £13.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Northern Ireland region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Northern Ireland region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
County Armagh - - - - 1
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Local Government
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) ZAP BI
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SAS Certification
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Tableau
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