The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 April 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.

Business Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 152 138
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 1 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.036% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £288 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.28% -7.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.64% -5.55%  
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 2610 3780 3635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.92% 94.38% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 2276 1928
Median daily rate £380 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 154 215
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% +8.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +8 1 £288 - 1
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Business 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 Business Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Business One
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
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