Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 61 24
Rank change year-on-year +22 -37 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.29% 3.12% 5.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 3.27% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £463 £444 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +2.90% -
10th Percentile £421 £363 £384
90th Percentile £494 £519 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -18.89% -1.10% +7.06%

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 362 550 311
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.32% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 418 189
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +14.58% +15.20%
10th Percentile £308 £297 £163
90th Percentile £515 £538 £460
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 32
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +1.75% -6.56%
10th Percentile £9.34 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.40 £20.15 £29.38
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 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 14 December 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 +25 7 £463 -5.13% 4
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) PeopleTools
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Cloudera
3 1 (11.11%) Kafka
3 1 (11.11%) New Relic
3 1 (11.11%) Impala
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
3 1 (11.11%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) BT

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 (22.22%) Tuxedo
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Impala
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Cloudera
3 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
3 1 (11.11%) New Relic
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) SEEBURGER
3 1 (11.11%) VMware