The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £475 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.

Senior Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +25 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 17 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
Median daily rate £475 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +18.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £483 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -34.88% -  

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 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%  

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 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 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
Cheshire +30 11 £450 -14.28% 1
Manchester +12 5 £500 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Senior Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 19 (61.29%) Information Security
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Banking
5 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (32.26%) Project Planning
5 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
5 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
5 10 (32.26%) CISM
5 10 (32.26%) CISSP
5 10 (32.26%) Virtual Team
6 9 (29.03%) IT Strategy
6 9 (29.03%) Internal Audit
6 9 (29.03%) GIS
6 9 (29.03%) Financial Institution
6 9 (29.03%) Security Management
6 9 (29.03%) Security Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.68%) Java
7 3 (9.68%) QA
8 2 (6.45%) Scala
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) QlikView
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle
8 2 (6.45%) SAP
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines

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 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) GIS
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Banking
3 9 (29.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) CSS3
1 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
1 1 (3.23%) RESTful
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Project Planning
3 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
3 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
4 9 (29.03%) Internal Audit
4 9 (29.03%) IT Strategy
4 9 (29.03%) Security Architecture
4 9 (29.03%) Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.23%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) Scala
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Clojure
3 1 (3.23%) Groovy
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) CISM
1 10 (32.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos
2 1 (3.23%) IBM