The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 68 57 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.56% 5.21% 6.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.99% 5.62% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £44.97 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1136 1014 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.96% 92.60% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 510 466
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 75
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £10.23 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +16 52 £400 -5.88% 7
High Wycombe 0 1 - - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £400 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Marlow - - - - 7
Bletchley - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 37 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.50%) Windows
3 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
5 14 (11.67%) Active Directory
5 14 (11.67%) HP
6 13 (10.83%) Migration
7 12 (10.00%) VMware
7 12 (10.00%) Oracle
7 12 (10.00%) SAP
8 11 (9.17%) SQL
8 11 (9.17%) Finance
8 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (8.33%) SCCM
9 10 (8.33%) ITIL
9 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
10 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
11 8 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (6.67%) Service Management
11 8 (6.67%) Change Management
11 8 (6.67%) NetApp
11 8 (6.67%) VBScript
12 7 (5.83%) UNIX
12 7 (5.83%) EMC
12 7 (5.83%) BIG-IP
12 7 (5.83%) Windows 7

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 16 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.33%) Lync
4 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.67%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.50%) MS Office
1 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) SAP SRM
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.67%) Exstream
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.67%) Staffware
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.67%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.83%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) BIG-IP
2 6 (5.00%) LDAP
3 4 (3.33%) Firewall
3 4 (3.33%) SSL
4 3 (2.50%) Network Security
5 2 (1.67%) IPsec
5 2 (1.67%) TACACS
5 2 (1.67%) S/MIME
5 2 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) SMS
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.83%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.83%) Junos
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) DB2
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.67%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.67%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.50%) JDeveloper
2 2 (1.67%) Ant
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (9.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.67%) Automotive
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.17%) HTML
1 5 (4.17%) CSS
2 4 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.33%) Web Services
2 4 (3.33%) .NET
3 3 (2.50%) J2EE
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (1.67%) WCF
4 2 (1.67%) XSL
4 2 (1.67%) XHTML
5 1 (0.83%) XSLT
5 1 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) EJB
5 1 (0.83%) JDBC
5 1 (0.83%) JSP
5 1 (0.83%) Servlets
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.50%) SCADA
2 2 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (1.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (1.67%) CMDB
2 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (1.67%) PKI
2 2 (1.67%) E-Learning
2 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (1.67%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.83%) DTV
3 1 (0.83%) Replication
3 1 (0.83%) SecurID
3 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) UNIX
2 7 (5.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) AIX
5 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.83%) Migration
2 10 (8.33%) ITIL
3 8 (6.67%) Service Management
3 8 (6.67%) Change Management
4 7 (5.83%) Cyber Security
5 5 (4.17%) Project Management
5 5 (4.17%) Workflow
5 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 4 (3.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.33%) ITSM
6 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.33%) CRM
7 3 (2.50%) SOA
7 3 (2.50%) Data Management
8 2 (1.67%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.67%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.67%) VBScript
3 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.33%) Java
4 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.50%) C
6 2 (1.67%) C#
6 2 (1.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) ABAP
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCSE
5 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) CISSP
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) CISA
6 1 (0.83%) CISM
6 1 (0.83%) CIPD
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) Degree
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.17%) vSphere
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.83%) Squid
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) Postfix
6 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (2.50%) SCSM
3 3 (2.50%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.50%) SCOM
3 3 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.67%) Control-M
4 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) HP
3 12 (10.00%) VMware
3 12 (10.00%) Oracle
3 12 (10.00%) SAP
4 8 (6.67%) NetApp
5 7 (5.83%) EMC
5 7 (5.83%) F5
6 4 (3.33%) Citrix
6 4 (3.33%) Symantec
7 3 (2.50%) Cisco
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.67%) Adobe
8 2 (1.67%) Remedy
8 2 (1.67%) McAfee
8 2 (1.67%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.83%) Juniper
9 1 (0.83%) Sophos
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