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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.02% 2.14% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 2.31% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£393 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £385 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
341 303 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 91.42% 92.66% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 144 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 73
Average hourly rate £24.50 £39.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.77 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 10 (29.41%) SAP
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) SCCM
5 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 5 (14.71%) ERP
5 5 (14.71%) EMC
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.76%) DHCP
6 4 (11.76%) DNS
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.76%) SCOM
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.76%) PKI
7 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
7 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Citrix
7 3 (8.82%) HP
7 3 (8.82%) SAP MM
7 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
7 3 (8.82%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (8.82%) SAP MM
2 2 (5.88%) SAP R/3
2 2 (5.88%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.88%) SAP SD
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.94%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.94%) SAP LE
3 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.94%) SAP CS
3 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.94%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) DHCP
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) DTS
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.94%) Django
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) ERP
2 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
3 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Information Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Market Research
5 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Perl
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) VCAP
1 2 (5.88%) NCDA
1 2 (5.88%) NCIE
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) OCP
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (5.88%) RHCE
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (5.88%) MCTS
1 2 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) SAP
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) EMC
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Isilon
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.94%) Vertica
8 1 (2.94%) Infobright