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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 16 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 10 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.39% 7.94% 26.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 8.70% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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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
104 115 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.23% 91.27% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 66
Average daily rate £319 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -62.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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 Antrim -2 4 £275 -38.88% 1
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy