The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 191 282 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.39% 7.33% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.79% 7.77% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 146 112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £85.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 2453 3629 3440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.93% 94.33% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 2172 1806
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 171 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 -1 91 £450 - 35
Cheshire +15 59 £475 +11.76% 9
Merseyside -4 15 £365 -17.74%
Cumbria 0 8 - -
Lancashire +13 5 £443 -1.66%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 115 (30.10%) SAP
2 96 (25.13%) Finance
3 58 (15.18%) Microsoft
4 46 (12.04%) Security Cleared
5 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
6 37 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (9.42%) SQL
8 35 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (8.90%) Oracle
10 32 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (8.38%) Migration
11 30 (7.85%) Information Security
11 30 (7.85%) Windows
12 29 (7.59%) MS Excel
13 28 (7.33%) SQL Server
13 28 (7.33%) Banking
14 25 (6.54%) Office 365
15 23 (6.02%) Manufacturing
15 23 (6.02%) Java
15 23 (6.02%) Web Services
16 22 (5.76%) .NET
16 22 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 20 (5.24%) Active Directory
18 18 (4.71%) JavaScript
18 18 (4.71%) SAP FI
18 18 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (4.45%) DevOps
19 17 (4.45%) SAP FI/CO
19 17 (4.45%) SAP CO
19 17 (4.45%) ETL

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 8 (2.09%) MS Exchange
1 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.31%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.05%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.05%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.79%) Drupal
4 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.79%) SAS
4 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.52%) JBoss
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.79%) MS Project
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.71%) SAP FI
2 17 (4.45%) SAP CO
2 17 (4.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 16 (4.19%) SAP HCM
3 16 (4.19%) SAP Payroll
4 13 (3.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (3.40%) SAP HR
5 12 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (3.14%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (2.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (2.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (2.36%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (2.09%) Oracle Cash Management
8 8 (2.09%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (1.83%) SAP Retail
9 7 (1.83%) SAP SD
10 6 (1.57%) SAP MM
10 6 (1.57%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.54%) Office 365
3 22 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.31%) GitHub
5 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
7 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.14%) Firewall
2 9 (2.36%) WebEx
3 8 (2.09%) DNS
3 8 (2.09%) SAN
4 5 (1.31%) Network Security
5 4 (1.05%) SSH
5 4 (1.05%) SSL
5 4 (1.05%) VPN
6 3 (0.79%) DHCP
7 2 (0.52%) ATM
7 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.52%) WAN
8 1 (0.26%) BGP
8 1 (0.26%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.26%) FTP
8 1 (0.26%) HTTP
8 1 (0.26%) IPsec
8 1 (0.26%) LAN
8 1 (0.26%) VLAN
8 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.62%) DB2
2 10 (2.62%) NoSQL
2 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.36%) GIS
3 9 (2.36%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.57%) DTS
5 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.05%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.09%) Selenium
3 6 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.79%) JMeter
5 2 (0.52%) Gradle
5 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.52%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) ERwin
6 1 (0.26%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 96 (25.13%) Finance
2 28 (7.33%) Banking
3 23 (6.02%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.66%) Retail
5 12 (3.14%) General Ledger
6 10 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.09%) Legal
8 8 (2.09%) Marketing
9 7 (1.83%) Electronics
10 5 (1.31%) Advertising
10 5 (1.31%) Billing
11 4 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Games
13 2 (0.52%) Local Government
14 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.02%) Web Services
2 22 (5.76%) .NET
3 10 (2.62%) React
4 9 (2.36%) CSS
5 8 (2.09%) SAPUI5
6 5 (1.31%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.31%) HTML
6 5 (1.31%) REST
7 4 (1.05%) Node.js
8 3 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.79%) HTML5
8 3 (0.79%) Middleware
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.79%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.52%) jQuery
9 2 (0.52%) MDX
9 2 (0.52%) OAuth
9 2 (0.52%) RESTful
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.62%) FMCG
3 8 (2.09%) PKI
4 7 (1.83%) Clustering
4 7 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.31%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (0.79%) Fintech
8 3 (0.79%) Life Science
8 3 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.79%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) PMI
9 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.26%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.85%) Windows
2 16 (4.19%) Linux
3 12 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.36%) Unix
5 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.57%) AIX
6 6 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.05%) CentOS
7 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (8.38%) Migration
3 30 (7.85%) Information Security
4 17 (4.45%) Business Analysis
4 17 (4.45%) DevOps
4 17 (4.45%) ETL
5 16 (4.19%) CRM
5 16 (4.19%) Dashboard Development
6 15 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (3.93%) Visualisation
7 13 (3.40%) ERP
7 13 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.14%) Data Modelling
8 12 (3.14%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (3.14%) Scrum
8 12 (3.14%) Security Architecture
8 12 (3.14%) Security Management
9 11 (2.88%) Test Scripting
9 11 (2.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.42%) SQL
2 23 (6.02%) Java
3 18 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.93%) C#
5 12 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.09%) C
7 5 (1.31%) ABAP
8 4 (1.05%) Ruby
9 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 3 (0.79%) Python
9 3 (0.79%) VB
10 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.52%) F#
10 2 (0.52%) Perl
10 2 (0.52%) Scala
10 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Groovy
11 1 (0.26%) Korn
11 1 (0.26%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 46 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.45%) CISSP
4 16 (4.19%) Degree
5 10 (2.62%) CISMP
6 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.05%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.79%) ACCA
7 3 (0.79%) CCNA
7 3 (0.79%) CIMA
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.52%) CEH
8 2 (0.52%) CISA
8 2 (0.52%) CISM
8 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CLAS
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) SANS
9 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.36%) COBIT
3 9 (2.36%) ISO27002
4 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.05%) QA
6 3 (0.79%) GDPR
6 3 (0.79%) PMO
7 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.26%) GAMP
8 1 (0.26%) GMP
8 1 (0.26%) HL7
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.36%) Docker
3 7 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.83%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) NDS
7 1 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) VMware GSX
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.93%) SCCM
2 11 (2.88%) Puppet
3 8 (2.09%) Ansible
4 7 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.83%) SCOM
4 7 (1.83%) WSUS
5 6 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.79%) Kibana
7 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.79%) logstash
7 3 (0.79%) Terraform
8 2 (0.52%) EnCase
8 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.26%) Mesos
9 1 (0.26%) SCSM
9 1 (0.26%) TADDM
9 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (30.10%) SAP
2 58 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.90%) Oracle
4 15 (3.93%) Cisco
5 14 (3.66%) Splunk
6 13 (3.40%) Citrix
6 13 (3.40%) Tableau
7 10 (2.62%) VMware
8 7 (1.83%) IBM
9 6 (1.57%) Intel Security
9 6 (1.57%) Veritas
10 4 (1.05%) F5
10 4 (1.05%) Google
10 4 (1.05%) Informatica
10 4 (1.05%) Juniper
10 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.05%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.79%) HP
11 3 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.52%) Dell
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