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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.05% 6.50% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.50% 7.02% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £321 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £548 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.57 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.10% +43.29%
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
354 342 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.16% 92.68% 90.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 218 135
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 52
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.43% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £46.00
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 31 (46.27%) SAP
2 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (13.43%) Linux
5 8 (11.94%) Windows
6 7 (10.45%) UNIX
6 7 (10.45%) ABAP
6 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
6 7 (10.45%) Workflow
7 6 (8.96%) SAP WM
7 6 (8.96%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (8.96%) SAP EWM
7 6 (8.96%) SAP Implementation
7 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
7 6 (8.96%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (8.96%) Infoblox
8 5 (7.46%) SAP HCM
8 5 (7.46%) Time Management
8 5 (7.46%) SAP MM
8 5 (7.46%) Cisco
8 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
8 5 (7.46%) HP
8 5 (7.46%) Citrix
8 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (7.46%) ITIL
8 5 (7.46%) Finance
8 5 (7.46%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (7.46%) Logistics
9 4 (5.97%) JNCIP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.48%) Lync
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) SAP WM
1 6 (8.96%) SAP EWM
2 5 (7.46%) SAP HCM
2 5 (7.46%) SAP MM
3 3 (4.48%) SAP CS
4 2 (2.99%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.99%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.99%) Tridion
4 2 (2.99%) SAP ERP
4 2 (2.99%) SAP MRS
4 2 (2.99%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (1.49%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.49%) SAP QM
5 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (5.97%) Wireless
2 4 (5.97%) DHCP
2 4 (5.97%) DNS
2 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (5.97%) Network Security
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (4.48%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Legal
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) XML
1 3 (4.48%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) WCF
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 8 (11.94%) Windows
3 7 (10.45%) UNIX
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Debian
5 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.45%) Workflow
2 6 (8.96%) SAP Implementation
2 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
3 5 (7.46%) Time Management
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (7.46%) Logistics
4 3 (4.48%) ERP
4 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.99%) Project Planning
5 2 (2.99%) Migration
5 2 (2.99%) CRM
5 2 (2.99%) Service Management
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
5 2 (2.99%) Manual Testing
5 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.49%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.49%) Coaching
6 1 (1.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) ABAP
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.97%) JNCIP
2 4 (5.97%) JNCIE
2 4 (5.97%) CCSE
2 4 (5.97%) CCIE
2 4 (5.97%) CCSP
2 4 (5.97%) CCNP
2 4 (5.97%) CCDP
2 4 (5.97%) HP ASE
2 4 (5.97%) HP MASE
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) HND
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) Nagios
2 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) SAP
2 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) Infoblox
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) HP
4 5 (7.46%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) Fortinet
5 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.97%) Juniper
5 4 (5.97%) F5
5 4 (5.97%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.99%) Perforce
6 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
7 1 (1.49%) Lotus
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) VMware
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