Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £416 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 44 51
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 26 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.75% 3.19% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 3.34% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 19
Lancashire median daily rate £416 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £329 £302 £360
90th Percentile £919 £516 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Lancashire median hourly rate - £52.16 £42.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.15% -
North West median hourly rate - £52.16 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +24.18% +320.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 429 628 852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.44% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 423 585
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.92% +24.29%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £571 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +64.65%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.73
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Preston -1 9 £363 -27.50%
Blackpool +16 5 £625 +47.06%
Burnley +1 1 - -
Colne - 1 £375 -
Ormskirk - 1 £400 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) ERP
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (7.69%) Route 53
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (7.69%) Puppet
5 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
5 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 2 (7.69%) Mathematical Modelling

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (3.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (7.69%) Route 53
2 2 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) GitLab
1 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) CESG
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) iPad
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) CentOS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) DevOps
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
2 3 (11.54%) ERP
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Data Management
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematical Modelling
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) Cash Management
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Runbook
4 1 (3.85%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Grafana
1 2 (7.69%) Packer
1 2 (7.69%) Prometheus
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Terraform
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Black Duck
3 2 (7.69%) Curam
3 2 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Epicor
4 1 (3.85%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) Gemalto
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat