Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Consultant
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -46 +9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.39% 7.85% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 8.37% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £296 £356 £283
90th Percentile £389 £569 £468
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £49.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.91% +24.88% +23.08%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 567 227 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.59% 93.80% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 106 98
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +27.45% -23.88%
10th Percentile £281 £103 £115
90th Percentile £501 £475 £521
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.56 £14.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.29% -17.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.47 £25.63 £74.20
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 -47 14 £350 -22.22% 3
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (28.57%) Billing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Replication
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) OpenLink
5 2 (14.29%) Endur
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) ETRM
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (28.57%) Billing
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XMPP
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) ETRM
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) OpenLink
4 1 (7.14%) Alteryx
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
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