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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 12 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.55% 2.25% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.25% 2.35% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +72.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.00%
Consultant
UK

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
97 85 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.51% 95.51% 90.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 45
Median daily rate £386 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.12% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £110 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +106.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £32.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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
County Antrim +4 5 £400 -15.78% 2
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (21.43%) SAP PP
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.14%) Marketing
6 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 1 (7.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (7.14%) QA
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) QlikView
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis

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 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (21.43%) SAP PP
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JDeveloper
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) NUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Office Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) NetSuite