The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -41 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.11% 5.68% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 6.17% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £348 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.12% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £325 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £47.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +25.13% +14.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 317 81 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.77% 92.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 106 133
Median daily rate £413 £380 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +78.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £193 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Median hourly rate £17.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (33.33%) Billing
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Replication
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (25.00%) ITSM
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (33.33%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITSM
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ETRM
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Alteryx
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) OpenLink
4 1 (8.33%) SAP