The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £550 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.

Senior Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 155 145
Rank change year-on-year +37 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +18.91% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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%  

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in the North West

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Consultant in the North West

Senior 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 Senior 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 +16 8 £550 +10.00% 1
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Senior Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Security Management
2 8 (34.78%) GIS
2 8 (34.78%) Financial Institution
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Security Architecture
2 8 (34.78%) Internal Audit
2 8 (34.78%) IT Strategy
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) Build Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.70%) C#

Senior 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 2 (8.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (4.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) GIS
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) QlikView
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) React
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
1 8 (34.78%) Internal Audit
1 8 (34.78%) IT Strategy
1 8 (34.78%) Security Architecture
1 8 (34.78%) Security Management
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 5 (21.74%) BDD
3 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Build Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) Clojure
5 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
1 2 (8.70%) Xamarin
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft