Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 59 20
Rank change year-on-year +19 -39 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 3.69% 2.29% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 2.37% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
County Antrim median daily rate £475 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -36.36% +46.67%
10th Percentile £463 £296 £358
90th Percentile £488 £389 £600
Northern Ireland median daily rate £563 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +60.71% -22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £14.50
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £20.50 - £14.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract vacancies in County Antrim with a recognized job title 368 506 185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.56% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 414 86
County Antrim median daily rate £443 £411 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.60% +26.54% +0.78%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £103
90th Percentile £538 £543 £475
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% +26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 5
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -29.41% +9.68%
10th Percentile £9.40 £11.20 £13.60
90th Percentile £16.60 £21.49 £31.20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -23.81% -10.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in County Antrim

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in County Antrim

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in County Antrim

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +17 14 £475 +35.71% 2
Consultant
Northern Ireland

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the County Antrim region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) CRM
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (78.57%) SDLC
2 11 (78.57%) Presales
2 11 (78.57%) Service Design
2 11 (78.57%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (78.57%) SOA
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (78.57%) Kanban
2 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 11 (78.57%) Risk Management
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 11 (78.57%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (50.00%) SaaS
3 7 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) C#

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (50.00%) SaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) CRM
2 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 11 (78.57%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 11 (78.57%) Kanban
2 11 (78.57%) Presales
2 11 (78.57%) Risk Management
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) SDLC
2 11 (78.57%) Service Design
2 11 (78.57%) SOA
2 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix