The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 3 months to 26 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
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -40 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.08% 4.71% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 5.06% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £348 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.77% -5.26%  
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 £53.00 £49.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +18.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 321 79 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 95.54% 92.94% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 40 40
Median daily rate £413 £385 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +81.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in County Antrim over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -40 7 £348 -22.77% 1
Consultant
Northern Ireland

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 County Antrim 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 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:

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