The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 29 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
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 29 20
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 29 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.02% 5.75% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 6.02% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 27
Median daily rate £380 £422 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.84% -0.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £292 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £563 £500
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 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 685 831 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.01% 95.52% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 555 334
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.13 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the North East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear -11 22 £380 +26.66% 8
Durham -10 6 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 16 (21.05%) SAP
4 13 (17.11%) Windows
4 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
5 12 (15.79%) Middleware
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 10 (13.16%) Manufacturing
6 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
7 8 (10.53%) Skype for Business
7 8 (10.53%) Android
7 8 (10.53%) Office 365
7 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 8 (10.53%) Skype
8 7 (9.21%) User Experience
8 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
8 7 (9.21%) ERP
8 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
8 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (9.21%) Unix
8 7 (9.21%) MCSE
8 7 (9.21%) Workflow
8 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (9.21%) Visualisation
8 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (7.89%) Human Factors
9 6 (7.89%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (7.89%) Usability Testing

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.89%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.63%) Papyrus
6 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.32%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.32%) SAS
7 1 (1.32%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP PP
1 5 (6.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.26%) SAP HR
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.95%) SAP APO
3 3 (3.95%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.63%) Maximo
4 2 (2.63%) MFGPRO
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (2.63%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.32%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.32%) SAP Retail
5 1 (1.32%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Skype
2 6 (7.89%) DHCP
2 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) SSL
4 2 (2.63%) Firewall
5 1 (1.32%) AMQP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.32%) HTTP
5 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.32%) NAS
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
5 1 (1.32%) SMS
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Data Mining
1 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
1 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) DB2
2 2 (2.63%) GIS
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.32%) DataStage
3 1 (1.32%) DTS
3 1 (1.32%) Ingres
3 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Toad
2 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.32%) LSMW
2 1 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (1.32%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (13.16%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.58%) Billing
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Middleware
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.95%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) CSS3
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) User Experience
3 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.26%) FMCG
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.32%) AS400
7 1 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Exalytics
7 1 (1.32%) Tandem
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.53%) Android
3 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 7 (9.21%) Unix
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.58%) Linux
7 4 (5.26%) AIX
7 4 (5.26%) Solaris
8 3 (3.95%) OS/390
9 1 (1.32%) HPUX
9 1 (1.32%) MVS
9 1 (1.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.21%) ERP
1 7 (9.21%) Visualisation
1 7 (9.21%) Workflow
2 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
2 6 (7.89%) CRM
2 6 (7.89%) Customer Insight
2 6 (7.89%) Ethnography
2 6 (7.89%) Guerrilla Research
2 6 (7.89%) Human Factors
2 6 (7.89%) ITIL
2 6 (7.89%) Line Management
2 6 (7.89%) Market Research
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (7.89%) Service Design
2 6 (7.89%) Usability Testing
3 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
3 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.26%) Migration
4 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) Java
3 2 (2.63%) C#
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) C++
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) MCSE
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Ansible
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 16 (21.05%) SAP
4 6 (7.89%) Trend Micro
5 4 (5.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.63%) Progress
8 1 (1.32%) AppSense
8 1 (1.32%) Axway
8 1 (1.32%) Brocade
8 1 (1.32%) CA
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.32%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.32%) Sun
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec
8 1 (1.32%) VMware