Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 37 16
Rank change year-on-year -15 -21 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.79% 2.86% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.92% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £444 £431 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.90% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £45.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -8.24% +4.60% +58.18%

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 480 342 149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.71% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 226 75
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +11.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £265 £213 £228
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £12.34 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -19.08% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £18.73 £18.00 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 January 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 22 January 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 -14 17 £488 - 3
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 6 (31.58%) Oracle
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Forcepoint
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Kanban
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) Service Design
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) EDRMS
3 2 (10.53%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (10.53%) QlikView
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (5.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.79%) Kanban
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Presales
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Service Design
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.53%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (5.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Forcepoint
2 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.26%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO