Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Functional Consultant
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 187 221
Rank change year-on-year -13 +34 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 22 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £436
90th Percentile £538 £563 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.46% +0.10% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 5,641 5,374 6,771
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.08% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,491 3,358 4,304
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 250 255
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +15.91% -12.58%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.53 £48.08 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Consultant in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Consultant in the North West

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Consultant in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Consultant in the North West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 -10 8 £485 -0.51% 12
Lancashire -18 6 £475 - 2
Cheshire -11 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Functional Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (27.27%) System Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) SAP
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
3 6 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (22.73%) ERP
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (18.18%) SAP ERP
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) SAP HR
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Data Conversion
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (9.09%) Cash Management
7 2 (9.09%) Logistics

Functional 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 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (18.18%) SAP ERP
3 4 (18.18%) SAP HR
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (9.09%) SAP SD
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) CRM
1 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
1 6 (27.27%) System Testing
1 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) ERP
3 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Cash Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Conversion
4 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Logistics
4 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) User Stories
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) SAP
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft