Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 18 December 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.13% 4.89% 7.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 5.13% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
Merseyside median daily rate £525 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £428 £399 £343
90th Percentile £646 £546 £530
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £22.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £24.00 - £56.08

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 478 448 535
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 95.32% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 285 333
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £194 £213
90th Percentile £580 £564 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 19
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.20 £9.16 £12.20
90th Percentile £25.07 £18.87 £26.40
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -10.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Merseyside over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Merseyside

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Liverpool -3 17 £550 +15.79% 9
Birkenhead - 2 £550 - 1
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Merseyside region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) Workflow
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Information Security
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Information Governance
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.52%) Case Management
3 2 (9.52%) Compliance Management
3 2 (9.52%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) GIS
3 2 (9.52%) ESRI
3 2 (9.52%) ArcGIS
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) ArcGIS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Skype
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) PSTN
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
1 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) CRM
1 3 (14.29%) Information Security
1 3 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (9.52%) Analytics
2 2 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (9.52%) B2C
2 2 (9.52%) Case Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Compliance Management
2 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.52%) ETL
2 2 (9.52%) Information Governance
2 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
2 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Internal Audit
3 1 (4.76%) IT Audit
3 1 (4.76%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (4.76%) Prototyping
3 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) Scala
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) CISM
1 1 (4.76%) CISSP
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) ESRI
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) IronPort
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Meraki
4 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Veeam
4 1 (4.76%) VMware