Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Business Consultant
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 203 236
Rank change year-on-year +15 +33 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 10 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
North West median daily rate £475 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -28.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £393 £318 £407
90th Percentile £531 £413 £570
England median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £44.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,199 5,729 7,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.30% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 3,687 4,766
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 219 392
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -20.56% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the North West

Business 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 Business Consultant in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in the North West

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in the North West

Business 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 Business Consultant within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Manchester -1 3 £475 - 3
Cumbria -2 3 £375 +10.29%
Lancashire +9 1 - -
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Business 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 North West region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) BCP
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Retail

Business 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 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (10.00%) SAP EWM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) BCP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) E-business
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft