The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 37 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.72% 7.69% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 8.04% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £56.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +127.27%

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
224 112 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.14% 95.73% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 50 54
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £109 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northern Ireland region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Consultant
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

Consultant
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
County Antrim -22 3 £350 -36.36% 4
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (20.00%) E-business
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) arcserve
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (10.00%) Maximo
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) E-business
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Presales
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) arcserve
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP