Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 24 22
Rank change year-on-year -40 -2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.76% 4.83% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 5.08% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Belfast median daily rate £463 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £463 £425 -
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 551 256 115
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.17% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 150 71
Belfast median daily rate £413 £353 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% +14.63% -1.60%
10th Percentile £289 £141 £100
90th Percentile £525 £439 £519
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £353 £308
% change year-on-year +17.02% +14.63% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -6.26% -8.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £19.40 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +2.62%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Belfast

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Belfast

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Belfast over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Belfast

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Belfast

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Belfast region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) Records Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) EDRMS
3 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (6.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) EDRMS
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Spring Boot
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.25%) WSDL
2 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) Analytics
1 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
1 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
1 2 (12.50%) Records Management
1 2 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (6.25%) B2B
2 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (6.25%) ETRM
2 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
1 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
2 1 (6.25%) Alteryx
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) OpenLink
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO