Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Consultant
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 75 16
Rank change year-on-year +35 -59 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.57% 2.15% 7.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.23% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £575 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.29% -22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £513 £283 £356
90th Percentile £658 £441 £516
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% -2.17% +26.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 365 628 228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 96.32% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 502 115
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.36% +26.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 22
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% -7.39% -48.44%
10th Percentile £11.02 £13.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.05 £22.25 £23.38
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Northern Ireland

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Northern Ireland

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Northern Ireland

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Northern Ireland

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
County Antrim +36 7 £500 +42.86% 5
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) SEEBURGER
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Tuxedo
3 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SOA

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (20.00%) Tuxedo
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) Impala
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Presales
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (20.00%) SEEBURGER
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware