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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 49 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 42 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.22% 5.82% 6.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 6.24% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £294 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
1228 978 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.17% 93.23% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 490 317
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 80 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 33 £431 -2.26% 11
High Wycombe +2 6 £388 - 1
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 3
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) Oracle
3 13 (13.27%) Risk Management
3 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
4 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.20%) Cyber Security
5 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (9.18%) F5
6 8 (8.16%) Windows
6 8 (8.16%) Migration
7 7 (7.14%) ITIL
7 7 (7.14%) Information Security
7 7 (7.14%) BIG-IP
8 6 (6.12%) Banking
8 6 (6.12%) UNIX
8 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
8 6 (6.12%) Firewall
9 5 (5.10%) Finance
9 5 (5.10%) Project Management
9 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.10%) SSL
9 5 (5.10%) Web Services
9 5 (5.10%) .NET
9 5 (5.10%) Retail
9 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
9 5 (5.10%) Security Architecture
9 5 (5.10%) SCADA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) Lync
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Staffware
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.02%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (1.02%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.06%) SaaS
1 3 (3.06%) Route 53
1 3 (3.06%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) BIG-IP
2 6 (6.12%) Firewall
3 5 (5.10%) SSL
4 4 (4.08%) Network Security
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.04%) TACACS
5 2 (2.04%) IPsec
5 2 (2.04%) S/MIME
5 2 (2.04%) MPLS
5 2 (2.04%) LDAP
5 2 (2.04%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) WLAN
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.02%) VPN
6 1 (1.02%) SMS
6 1 (1.02%) VoIP
6 1 (1.02%) ADSL
6 1 (1.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.08%) PowerCenter
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (4.08%) QlikView
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.04%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.04%) DB2
3 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) NUnit
2 1 (1.02%) Selenium
2 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.02%) JDeveloper
General
1 6 (6.12%) Banking
2 5 (5.10%) Retail
2 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) .NET
1 5 (5.10%) Web Services
2 3 (3.06%) J2EE
2 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.06%) CSS
2 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.06%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) XSL
3 2 (2.04%) XHTML
3 2 (2.04%) LAMP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (1.02%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.02%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.02%) WCF
4 1 (1.02%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) SCADA
3 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.06%) PKI
4 2 (2.04%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.02%) CMDB
5 1 (1.02%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.02%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) UNIX
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.27%) Risk Management
2 10 (10.20%) Cyber Security
3 8 (8.16%) Migration
4 7 (7.14%) Information Security
4 7 (7.14%) ITIL
5 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.10%) Project Management
5 5 (5.10%) Security Architecture
6 4 (4.08%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.06%) Data Security
7 3 (3.06%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.06%) Change Management
7 3 (3.06%) CRM
7 3 (3.06%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.04%) Web Usability
8 2 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.27%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
2 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.06%) C#
4 2 (2.04%) PHP
4 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.04%) VBScript
4 2 (2.04%) VB
5 1 (1.02%) X++
5 1 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Degree
3 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) CISSP
3 3 (3.06%) CISM
4 2 (2.04%) GSEC
4 2 (2.04%) GCED
4 2 (2.04%) CSSLP
4 2 (2.04%) CISA
4 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) CCIE
5 1 (1.02%) CCNP
5 1 (1.02%) CCIP
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) Solvency II
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) COBIT
2 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.04%) XenApp
4 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.04%) vSphere
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Control-M
2 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.02%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.02%) SCSM
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.18%) F5
4 3 (3.06%) HP
4 3 (3.06%) Remedy
4 3 (3.06%) VMware
4 3 (3.06%) Citrix
5 2 (2.04%) Informatica
5 2 (2.04%) NetApp
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) SumTotal
5 2 (2.04%) Saba
5 2 (2.04%) EMC
5 2 (2.04%) Symantec
6 1 (1.02%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.02%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.02%) Verint
6 1 (1.02%) Marketo
6 1 (1.02%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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