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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 9 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 39 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.15% 3.41% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.79% 3.63% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £640 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
305 248 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.02% 93.94% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 124 184
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 21 (38.18%) SAP
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.00%) Windows
4 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
5 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
6 7 (12.73%) UNIX
7 6 (10.91%) Migration
7 6 (10.91%) ABAP
7 6 (10.91%) DNS
7 6 (10.91%) Infoblox
7 6 (10.91%) Degree
8 5 (9.09%) SAP EWM
8 5 (9.09%) HP
8 5 (9.09%) SAP WM
8 5 (9.09%) VMware
9 4 (7.27%) Workflow
9 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) Logistics
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.27%) DHCP
9 4 (7.27%) Python
9 4 (7.27%) Dovecot
9 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (7.27%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.45%) JIRA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.64%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.82%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.82%) Lync
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) SAP EWM
1 5 (9.09%) SAP WM
2 2 (3.64%) SAP CS
2 2 (3.64%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.64%) SAP R/3
2 2 (3.64%) SAP MM
2 2 (3.64%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) DHCP
2 4 (7.27%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) WLAN
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 1 (1.82%) Marketing
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Law
1 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) SAP Basis
2 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.82%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.82%) Django
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) UNIX
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) zOS
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) Migration
2 4 (7.27%) Workflow
2 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (7.27%) Logistics
3 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
3 3 (5.45%) Manual Testing
3 3 (5.45%) CRM
3 3 (5.45%) ERP
3 3 (5.45%) Supplier Management
4 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.64%) Requirements Management
4 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
4 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.64%) EAI
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.64%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.64%) Time Management
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.64%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) ABAP
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) MCSE
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.64%) MCTS
3 2 (3.64%) MCITP
3 2 (3.64%) VCAP
3 2 (3.64%) NCDA
3 2 (3.64%) NCIE
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) WMI
2 1 (1.82%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) SAP
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Infoblox
4 5 (9.09%) HP
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
5 3 (5.45%) Perforce
6 2 (3.64%) Lotus
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Isilon
7 1 (1.82%) Vertica
7 1 (1.82%) Infobright
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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