Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 21 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 49 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.67% 8.22% 10.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 8.72% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 44
Merseyside median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £399 £313 £301
90th Percentile £546 £528 £534
North West median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 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 472 562 722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 94.30% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 332 349
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £197 £213 £162
90th Percentile £550 £513 £529
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £9.32 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.01 £23.75
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 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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Liverpool -15 21 £475 +18.75% 4
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Merseyside region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (30.43%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) GDPR
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Google
5 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (8.70%) Java EE
5 2 (8.70%) JSON
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (8.70%) Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.70%) JSF
5 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) JSP

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 1 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
1 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Power BI
1 2 (8.70%) PowerPivot
1 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) UniData
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) Java EE
1 2 (8.70%) JSF
1 2 (8.70%) JSON
1 2 (8.70%) JSP
1 2 (8.70%) REST
1 2 (8.70%) Servlets
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Analytics
2 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Adaptive Web Design
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Web Design
4 1 (4.35%) A/B Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) SEO
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) ABAP
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Sage