The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.35% 3.25% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 3.41% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 16
Median daily rate £443 £450 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £352 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £475 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 201 410 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.37% 95.13% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 251 218
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.25 £47.33
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 Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Lancashire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Lancashire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Blackburn - 3 £380 -
Chorley - 1 £500 -
Consultant
North West

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

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 Lancashire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) SAS
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (20.00%) DataFlux
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Cash Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (20.00%) SAS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) DataFlux
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds