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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 30 7 28
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.52% 13.20% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 13.70% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 7
Average daily rate £425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £346 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+125.00% +1.01%
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
358 292 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.02% 96.37% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 172 129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 7 (23.33%) Finance
1 7 (23.33%) Retail
2 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) SAP BW
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) SAP BPC
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.67%) Hudson
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (6.67%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) MS Office
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded C

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) SAP BPC
2 2 (6.67%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (3.33%) Infor M3
3 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.33%) SAP EWM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) DMVPN
4 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Hudson
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
1 7 (23.33%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
5 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
1 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CCIE
1 1 (3.33%) CCNA
1 1 (3.33%) CCNP
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) OutlookSoft
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Infor
4 1 (3.33%) Lotus
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.33%) Sophos