The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northern Ireland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.71% 7.69% 19.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.59% 8.57% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £438 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +71.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 105 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 86.67% 89.74% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 74
Average daily rate £313 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.42 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% -64.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Consultant
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +1 5 £275 -37.14% 3
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago