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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.38% 3.45% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 3.66% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
485 464 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.27% 94.12% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 312 153
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 17 (33.33%) SAP
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (11.76%) ERP
4 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 5 (9.80%) .NET
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.80%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) CRM
5 5 (9.80%) Office 365
6 4 (7.84%) XML
6 4 (7.84%) Project Management
6 4 (7.84%) SAP MRS
6 4 (7.84%) Retail
7 3 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (5.88%) SAP CRM
7 3 (5.88%) WCF
7 3 (5.88%) Degree
7 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.88%) Windows
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.92%) F5

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (13.73%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.96%) Lync
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP MRS
2 3 (5.88%) SAP CRM
2 3 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.92%) Tridion
3 2 (3.92%) SAP BPC
3 2 (3.92%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (1.96%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.96%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.96%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.96%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
1 2 (3.92%) Wireless
1 2 (3.92%) Network Security
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
2 1 (1.96%) VoIP
2 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Tandem
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Debian
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) ITIL
1 6 (11.76%) ERP
2 5 (9.80%) CRM
3 4 (7.84%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Service Management
4 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (3.92%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (3.92%) Workflow
5 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) Workflow Management
6 1 (1.96%) Logistics
6 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) C#
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) HP ASE
2 2 (3.92%) HP MASE
2 2 (3.92%) CCSE
2 2 (3.92%) JNCIP
2 2 (3.92%) JNCIE
2 2 (3.92%) MCITP
2 2 (3.92%) MCSE
2 2 (3.92%) CCIE
2 2 (3.92%) CCSP
2 2 (3.92%) CCNP
2 2 (3.92%) CCDP
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) SAP
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Juniper
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
3 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
3 2 (3.92%) F5
4 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.96%) Kaseya
4 1 (1.96%) OutlookSoft
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
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