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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 36 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.63% 4.04% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 4.32% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £150 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £441 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -26.66%
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
411 347 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.20% 93.53% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 156 179
Average daily rate £365 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 89
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £59.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (26.32%) SAP
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) C
3 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Linux
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) SCCM
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 5 (13.16%) VMware
6 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (10.53%) SAP MM
6 4 (10.53%) DHCP
6 4 (10.53%) DNS
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.53%) PKI
6 4 (10.53%) SCOM
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (7.89%) Application Packaging
7 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.89%) SAP SD
7 3 (7.89%) ERP
7 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SAP MM
2 3 (7.89%) SAP SD
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.26%) SAP FI
3 2 (5.26%) SAP PS
3 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (5.26%) SAP LE
4 1 (2.63%) SAP SRM
4 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.63%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) DTS
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
1 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) ERP
3 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
4 2 (5.26%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Information Management
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Logistics
4 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.63%) ETL
5 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) C
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) MCSE
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) OCP
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (5.26%) RHCE
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (5.26%) MCTS
1 2 (5.26%) MCITP
1 2 (5.26%) NCDA
1 2 (5.26%) NCIE
1 2 (5.26%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) SAP
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Isilon
7 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
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