The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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.

Technical Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 146 133
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 18 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.24% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.25% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Median daily rate £300 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -10.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
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 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the North West

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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 +38 14 £300 -29.41% 3
Manchester +10 3 £700 +64.70% 8
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) Office 365
4 6 (28.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) Service Management
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) SCCM
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (19.05%) Presales
6 4 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (19.05%) Line Management
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (14.29%) Hyperion
7 3 (14.29%) Essbase
8 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (9.52%) MDX
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.52%) ETL

Technical 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 (4.76%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.76%) SAP EP
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) HFM
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Essbase
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Endeca
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.76%) QlikView
3 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) ERwin
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) MDX
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Life Science
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exalytics
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Change Management
2 6 (28.57%) SDLC
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (19.05%) Line Management
4 4 (19.05%) Presales
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (23.81%) SCCM
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) Talend
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas