The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 52 39
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 89 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.01% 5.53% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.34% 6.19% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 54 13
Median daily rate £478 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +36.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £289 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

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 524 1437 782
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 93.74% 89.25% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 887 459
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 83 81
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +83.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +39 16 £425 +18.05% 18
Durham -12 3 £513 +7.89% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (29.51%) SAP
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Windows
3 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) ERP
5 7 (11.48%) Oracle
5 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
5 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
6 6 (9.84%) Skype
6 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (9.84%) Android
6 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
6 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
6 6 (9.84%) Office 365
6 6 (9.84%) Workflow
6 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
6 6 (9.84%) SQL
6 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (9.84%) CRM
6 6 (9.84%) DNS
6 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (8.20%) DHCP
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
7 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
7 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
7 5 (8.20%) MCSE
7 5 (8.20%) Asset Management

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 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) JBoss
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP FI
2 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.92%) SAP APO
2 3 (4.92%) SAP CO
2 3 (4.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (4.92%) SAP PP
2 3 (4.92%) SAP WM
3 2 (3.28%) MFGPRO
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
3 2 (3.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (1.64%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.64%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) DNS
1 6 (9.84%) Skype
2 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) AMQP
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) SMS
3 1 (1.64%) SSL
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.64%) BODI
3 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.28%) Toad
2 1 (1.64%) GitLab
2 1 (1.64%) LSMW
2 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.64%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) Phabricator
2 1 (1.64%) Selenium
2 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Trac
2 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) IDoc
1 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.56%) User Experience
4 3 (4.92%) FMCG
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.84%) Android
3 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Linux
6 3 (4.92%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) CentOS
8 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ERP
2 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
2 6 (9.84%) CRM
2 6 (9.84%) Workflow
3 5 (8.20%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.20%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
4 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.56%) Customer Insight
4 4 (6.56%) Ethnography
4 4 (6.56%) Guerrilla Research
4 4 (6.56%) Human Factors
4 4 (6.56%) Line Management
4 4 (6.56%) Market Research
4 4 (6.56%) Migration
4 4 (6.56%) Qualitative Research
4 4 (6.56%) Quantitative Research
4 4 (6.56%) Service Design
4 4 (6.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) ABAP
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) MCSE
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) SAP
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Trend Micro
5 2 (3.28%) Progress
5 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.64%) AppSense
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.64%) Sage
6 1 (1.64%) WorldPay
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