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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank - 17 12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 0 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 3.54% 7.81%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.81% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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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
52 105 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 83.87% 92.92% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 54
Average daily rate £200 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.98% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £255 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SSCP
2 1 (25.00%) OPNET
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) GCIH
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) CEH

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (25.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
1 1 (25.00%) GIAC
1 1 (25.00%) GCIH
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) LogLogic