Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 November 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 24 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 431 458 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.63% 6.71% 8.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 7.10% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 257 354
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £319 £325
90th Percentile £725 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
North West median hourly rate - £52.16 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.18% +320.00%
England median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +58.18%

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 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the North West

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 Consultant in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the North West

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the North West

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 Consultant in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the North West

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 Consultant within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +5 212 £475 +7.95% 28
Cheshire +9 85 £388 -20.51% 9
Lancashire +18 26 £416 -2.06% 1
Merseyside -13 23 £475 +18.75% 2
Cumbria -2 21 £400 -18.58%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 161 (37.35%) SAP
2 85 (19.72%) Finance
3 59 (13.69%) Retail
4 54 (12.53%) Security Cleared
5 48 (11.14%) SC Cleared
6 39 (9.05%) Banking
7 38 (8.82%) Migration
8 37 (8.58%) Microsoft
9 35 (8.12%) Information Security
10 32 (7.42%) SAP BW
11 31 (7.19%) Oracle
12 28 (6.50%) ERP
13 27 (6.26%) SQL
13 27 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (5.57%) Active Directory
15 23 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (5.10%) Windows
17 20 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (4.64%) SAP Retail
18 19 (4.41%) Unix
18 19 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (4.18%) SAP HR
19 18 (4.18%) Linux
19 18 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (3.94%) ITIL
20 17 (3.94%) CISSP
21 16 (3.71%) CISM
21 16 (3.71%) Law
21 16 (3.71%) Workflow
21 16 (3.71%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (2.09%) MS Exchange
1 9 (2.09%) SAS
1 9 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (1.39%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.16%) SAP Portal
4 4 (0.93%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.70%) CMS
5 3 (0.70%) JBoss
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.46%) Confluence
6 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.64%) SAP Retail
2 18 (4.18%) SAP HR
3 12 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.55%) SAP ERP
5 9 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.09%) SAP FI
5 9 (2.09%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.86%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.86%) SAP Payroll
7 7 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (1.62%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.62%) SAP CAR
7 7 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (1.16%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.93%) SAP MDG
10 4 (0.93%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.71%) Office 365
3 12 (2.78%) Taleo
4 9 (2.09%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.16%) PaaS
6 4 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.46%) IaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Route 53
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.32%) DNS
2 8 (1.86%) Firewall
2 8 (1.86%) Network Security
3 5 (1.16%) FTP
3 5 (1.16%) HTTP
3 5 (1.16%) LAN
3 5 (1.16%) LDAP
4 4 (0.93%) SNMP
5 3 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.70%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.70%) Skype
5 3 (0.70%) SMS
5 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.70%) VPN
5 3 (0.70%) WAAS
5 3 (0.70%) WAN
6 2 (0.46%) BGP
6 2 (0.46%) DHCP
6 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.42%) SAP BW
2 14 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (3.25%) SAP HANA
3 9 (2.09%) Big Data
4 8 (1.86%) GIS
4 8 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.86%) QlikView
4 8 (1.86%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 7 (1.62%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.16%) Power BI
6 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.70%) GitLab
3 3 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.46%) MorphX
4 2 (0.46%) MSI
4 2 (0.46%) ProC
4 2 (0.46%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (19.72%) Finance
2 59 (13.69%) Retail
3 39 (9.05%) Banking
4 16 (3.71%) Law
5 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.39%) Advertising
6 6 (1.39%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.39%) Legal
6 6 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.16%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Back Office
8 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.02%) REST
2 12 (2.78%) Web Services
3 8 (1.86%) SAP Fiori
4 7 (1.62%) .NET
4 7 (1.62%) Middleware
4 7 (1.62%) SOAP
5 6 (1.39%) JSON
6 5 (1.16%) XML
7 4 (0.93%) OAuth
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.70%) CSS
8 3 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.70%) HTML
8 3 (0.70%) Java EE
8 3 (0.70%) SAML
8 3 (0.70%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.70%) Spring
9 2 (0.46%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.46%) Kafka
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.02%) PKI
3 6 (1.39%) FMCG
3 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.16%) Replication
5 4 (0.93%) CMDB
5 4 (0.93%) Credit Risk
5 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.46%) NHS
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exalytics
7 2 (0.46%) User Experience
8 1 (0.23%) CESG
8 1 (0.23%) Clustering
8 1 (0.23%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.10%) Windows
2 19 (4.41%) Unix
3 18 (4.18%) Linux
4 10 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.70%) Solaris
8 2 (0.46%) Android
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (8.82%) Migration
2 35 (8.12%) Information Security
3 28 (6.50%) ERP
4 27 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (3.94%) ITIL
8 16 (3.71%) Workflow
9 15 (3.48%) Change Management
9 15 (3.48%) Project Management
10 14 (3.25%) Data Migration
10 14 (3.25%) Risk Management
10 14 (3.25%) Security Architecture
11 13 (3.02%) Analytics
11 13 (3.02%) Security Management
11 13 (3.02%) Time Management
12 12 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (2.55%) CRM
13 11 (2.55%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (2.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.26%) SQL
2 14 (3.25%) Java
3 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.86%) ABAP
5 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.39%) Python
8 5 (1.16%) C#
9 4 (0.93%) C
10 3 (0.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.46%) PROC SQL
11 2 (0.46%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.46%) VBA
11 2 (0.46%) X++
12 1 (0.23%) COBOL
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.94%) CISSP
4 16 (3.71%) CISM
5 5 (1.16%) CCNP
5 5 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.93%) Degree
7 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.46%) CCNA
8 2 (0.46%) CISA
8 2 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.23%) CCA
9 1 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.23%) MCSA
9 1 (0.23%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.78%) GDPR
2 11 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.86%) PMO
4 5 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.70%) IFRS
5 3 (0.70%) QA
6 2 (0.46%) COBIT
6 2 (0.46%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.46%) SLA
7 1 (0.23%) BS7799
7 1 (0.23%) COSO
7 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.46%) Docker
3 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) XenApp
4 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.39%) SCCM
2 5 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.93%) Ansible
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.93%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) Grafana
4 2 (0.46%) Mesos
4 2 (0.46%) Packer
4 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.46%) Terraform
4 2 (0.46%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.23%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) logstash
5 1 (0.23%) Nessus
5 1 (0.23%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 161 (37.35%) SAP
2 37 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.19%) Oracle
4 11 (2.55%) Citrix
5 10 (2.32%) Cisco
6 6 (1.39%) Ariba
6 6 (1.39%) IBM
7 5 (1.16%) F5
7 5 (1.16%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.16%) Snow
8 4 (0.93%) hybris
8 4 (0.93%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (0.93%) Sage
8 4 (0.93%) VMware
9 3 (0.70%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.70%) ATG
9 3 (0.70%) Google
9 3 (0.70%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.70%) Sitecore