The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 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.

Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 293 242 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.95% 6.38% 7.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.60% 6.72% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 123
Median daily rate £455 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £57.33 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +19.04%  

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 2763 3599 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.81% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1629 2233 1998
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 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 135 194
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £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%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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 +17 141 £475 +9.19% 50
Cheshire +17 70 £363 -14.70% 11
Merseyside -3 24 £475 +18.75% 7
Cumbria +10 14 £575 +13.02%
Lancashire -5 10 £438 +9.37% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (33.33%) SAP
2 113 (23.40%) Finance
3 63 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 57 (11.80%) SC Cleared
5 50 (10.35%) Windows
6 47 (9.73%) Microsoft
7 45 (9.32%) Oracle
8 44 (9.11%) Information Security
9 43 (8.90%) Banking
10 42 (8.70%) Migration
11 41 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (7.66%) SQL
12 37 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (7.45%) CISSP
14 32 (6.63%) CISM
15 31 (6.42%) Office 365
16 30 (6.21%) Active Directory
17 29 (6.00%) SAP BW
17 29 (6.00%) Linux
18 28 (5.80%) SQL Server
18 28 (5.80%) Risk Management
18 28 (5.80%) Retail
18 28 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (5.38%) Unix
20 24 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
21 23 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
22 22 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (4.35%) Security Architecture
24 20 (4.14%) SAP Payroll

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 11 (2.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.07%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.45%) JBoss
4 7 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.24%) SAP Portal
5 6 (1.24%) SAS
6 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.62%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.41%) Drupal
8 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.14%) SAP Payroll
2 18 (3.73%) SAP HCM
3 16 (3.31%) SAP FI
4 15 (3.11%) SAP CO
4 15 (3.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (2.90%) SAP HR
6 13 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (2.28%) SAP Retail
8 9 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (1.24%) SAP SD
10 5 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (1.04%) SAP PP
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.83%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.83%) SAP GTS
11 4 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
12 3 (0.62%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.42%) Office 365
2 28 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.04%) IaaS
4 5 (1.04%) PaaS
4 5 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.62%) GitHub
6 2 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.69%) DNS
2 10 (2.07%) Firewall
3 6 (1.24%) Network Security
3 6 (1.24%) SSH
3 6 (1.24%) SSL
3 6 (1.24%) VPN
4 4 (0.83%) DHCP
4 4 (0.83%) LAN
4 4 (0.83%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.62%) Internet
5 3 (0.62%) LDAP
5 3 (0.62%) Skype
5 3 (0.62%) WAN
6 2 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.41%) SAN
6 2 (0.41%) WAAS
7 1 (0.21%) FTP
7 1 (0.21%) HSRP
7 1 (0.21%) HTTP
7 1 (0.21%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.00%) SAP BW
2 28 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 11 (2.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.28%) SAP HANA
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 9 (1.86%) DTS
9 9 (1.86%) GIS
9 9 (1.86%) QlikView
10 8 (1.66%) DB2
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.62%) ERwin
3 3 (0.62%) Hudson
3 3 (0.62%) MSI
3 3 (0.62%) ProC
3 3 (0.62%) Selenium
4 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.41%) Gradle
4 2 (0.41%) JIRA
4 2 (0.41%) JMeter
4 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.21%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (23.40%) Finance
2 43 (8.90%) Banking
3 28 (5.80%) Retail
4 15 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.28%) Law
6 9 (1.86%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.45%) Legal
8 6 (1.24%) Marketing
8 6 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.83%) Advertising
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Local Government
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.52%) Middleware
2 14 (2.90%) Web Services
3 8 (1.66%) SAPUI5
4 7 (1.45%) .NET
5 6 (1.24%) HTML
6 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.04%) REST
6 5 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.83%) OAuth
8 3 (0.62%) CSS
8 3 (0.62%) HTML5
8 3 (0.62%) jQuery
8 3 (0.62%) MDX
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (0.41%) Node.js
9 2 (0.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.31%) FMCG
3 14 (2.90%) PKI
3 14 (2.90%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.28%) Clustering
5 9 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.66%) Replication
7 7 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.62%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Exalytics
11 3 (0.62%) User Experience
12 2 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.41%) Life Science
12 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.35%) Windows
2 29 (6.00%) Linux
3 26 (5.38%) Unix
4 17 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.62%) AIX
7 3 (0.62%) Android
7 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.62%) CentOS
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) HPUX
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (9.11%) Information Security
2 42 (8.70%) Migration
3 41 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (5.80%) Risk Management
6 24 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (4.35%) Security Architecture
8 20 (4.14%) Analytics
9 17 (3.52%) Time Management
10 16 (3.31%) Waterfall
11 15 (3.11%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (3.11%) Data Modelling
11 15 (3.11%) DevOps
11 15 (3.11%) Project Management
11 15 (3.11%) Project Planning
12 14 (2.90%) Performance Management
13 13 (2.69%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.69%) CRM
13 13 (2.69%) ITIL
13 13 (2.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.66%) SQL
2 17 (3.52%) Java
3 13 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.28%) Ruby
5 10 (2.07%) Perl
6 9 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.66%) C
8 6 (1.24%) C#
8 6 (1.24%) Python
8 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.04%) ABAP
10 3 (0.62%) PROC SQL
10 3 (0.62%) SAS Macro
10 3 (0.62%) VB
10 3 (0.62%) VBA
11 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.41%) PHP
11 2 (0.41%) Scala
11 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.45%) CISSP
4 32 (6.63%) CISM
5 12 (2.48%) Degree
6 10 (2.07%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (1.86%) CLAS
8 6 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) CCNP
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.41%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.41%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CCSP
12 1 (0.21%) MCSA
12 1 (0.21%) MCSE
12 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.31%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.48%) GDPR
4 5 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.45%) Docker
2 7 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.41%) vSphere
4 2 (0.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (2.90%) SCCM
2 9 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (1.66%) Ansible
3 8 (1.66%) Puppet
4 6 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.62%) SCOM
6 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.62%) Terraform
6 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.41%) Kibana
7 2 (0.41%) logstash
7 2 (0.41%) SCSM
7 2 (0.41%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.21%) Mesos
8 1 (0.21%) Salt
8 1 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 161 (33.33%) SAP
2 47 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 45 (9.32%) Oracle
4 16 (3.31%) Splunk
5 13 (2.69%) Veritas
6 12 (2.48%) Citrix
7 10 (2.07%) VMware
8 9 (1.86%) IBM
9 8 (1.66%) Cisco
10 6 (1.24%) Ariba
10 6 (1.24%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.04%) Juniper
11 5 (1.04%) Tableau
12 4 (0.83%) F5
13 3 (0.62%) Google
13 3 (0.62%) IBM Sterling
13 3 (0.62%) Informatica
13 3 (0.62%) Lotus
14 2 (0.41%) DataFlux
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
KnownFour
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago