The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.43% 5.45% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 5.71% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

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 201 105 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.57% 95.45% 97.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 47 52
Median daily rate £395 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (33.33%) Billing
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) E-business
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Maximo
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) IBM

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (8.33%) Endur
2 1 (8.33%) Maximo
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (33.33%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) ETRM
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) arcserve
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) OpenLink