The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 16 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.44% 3.13% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 3.33% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate
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£418 £475 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £363 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £640 £651
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
Consultant
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
311 300 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.56% 93.75% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 145 210
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 56 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £47.50 £42.50
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 Cambridge

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.43%) SAP
4 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) UNIX
5 5 (11.90%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.52%) HP
6 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (9.52%) DNS
6 4 (9.52%) Infoblox
6 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.14%) Office 365
7 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) MCSE
7 3 (7.14%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) HTML
7 3 (7.14%) Java
7 3 (7.14%) VBScript
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
7 3 (7.14%) ERP
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) NetWeaver
3 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.38%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP WM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) WLAN
3 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) DTS
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.38%) Law
1 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.38%) Advertising
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) SAP Basis
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Django
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.38%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.38%) Clustering
1 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (7.14%) ERP
2 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
2 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.76%) Software Licensing
3 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
3 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (4.76%) Requirements Management
3 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
3 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (4.76%) EAI
3 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.38%) Information Management
4 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.38%) ETL
4 1 (2.38%) UML
4 1 (2.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Java
1 3 (7.14%) VBScript
1 3 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.76%) MCTS
3 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 2 (4.76%) NCDA
3 2 (4.76%) NCIE
3 2 (4.76%) VCAP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Dovecot
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) WMI
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Infoblox
4 4 (9.52%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) Isilon
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Lotus
6 2 (4.76%) Perforce
7 1 (2.38%) Alias
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Vertica
7 1 (2.38%) Infobright
7 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) BMC