The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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.

Application Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 153 149
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.16% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £335 £452 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -13.88% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 2225 1997
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 194
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in the North West

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in the North West

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +14 3 - - 1
Cheshire +10 2 £344 -23.94%
Merseyside - 1 £335 -
Applications Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Applications 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 West region featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (20.00%) Games
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) MSI
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Android
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Altiris
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (20.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Games
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
1 2 (20.00%) React
1 2 (20.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Altiris
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP