The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 40 18
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 5.43% 4.12% 8.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 4.24% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate £400 £420 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £331 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
188 236 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 85.07% 97.12% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 129 73
Average daily rate £338 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Consultant
Hampshire

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Basingstoke region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Middleware
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
4 8 (17.39%) VMware
4 8 (17.39%) IBM
4 8 (17.39%) SOAP
4 8 (17.39%) Web Services
4 8 (17.39%) XML
4 8 (17.39%) LAN
4 8 (17.39%) WAN
5 7 (15.22%) SOA
5 7 (15.22%) Windows
5 7 (15.22%) SAN
5 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
5 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.04%) SSL
7 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
7 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
8 4 (8.70%) SUSE
8 4 (8.70%) Change Management
8 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
8 4 (8.70%) VPN

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) LAN
1 8 (17.39%) WAN
2 7 (15.22%) SAN
3 6 (13.04%) SSL
4 4 (8.70%) VPN
4 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.35%) LDAP
6 2 (4.35%) HTTP
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 2 (4.35%) Connectrix
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) Intranet
7 1 (2.17%) FTP
7 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Middleware
2 8 (17.39%) SOAP
2 8 (17.39%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.17%) J2EE
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) XSD
5 1 (2.17%) XSLT
5 1 (2.17%) Flash
5 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
1 2 (4.35%) EMC Centera
1 2 (4.35%) IPTV
1 2 (4.35%) DataPower
2 1 (2.17%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (2.17%) Human Factors
2 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.17%) HACMP
2 1 (2.17%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) AIX
3 4 (8.70%) SUSE
3 4 (8.70%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) SOA
1 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
1 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
2 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.70%) Change Management
4 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.52%) Workflow
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) ITSM
6 1 (2.17%) SEO
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance
6 1 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.17%) Content Management
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) Jython
3 1 (2.17%) XPath
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCDP
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) SRDF
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 2 (4.35%) vCloud
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) EMC TimeFinder
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.17%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.70%) Citrix
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Novell
5 2 (4.35%) Brocade
5 2 (4.35%) Remedy
5 2 (4.35%) McAfee
5 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) CA
6 1 (2.17%) Ektron
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas
6 1 (2.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec