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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 22 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.73% 2.69% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.46% 2.91% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate
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£418 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £338 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £469 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
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
295 309 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 90.21% 92.24% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 153 209
Average daily rate £330 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 71
Average hourly rate £22.25 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.94% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 (25.64%) SAP
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) SCCM
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.26%) ERP
6 4 (10.26%) HP
6 4 (10.26%) EMC
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.69%) DNS
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) Java
7 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
7 3 (7.69%) Office 365
8 2 (5.13%) Isilon
8 2 (5.13%) NCDA
8 2 (5.13%) NCIE
8 2 (5.13%) VCAP
8 2 (5.13%) Software Licensing
8 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) C
8 2 (5.13%) SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (5.13%) MQSeries
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.13%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) Lync
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.56%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.13%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
3 1 (2.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) WLAN
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) SAP BW
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) DTS
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.13%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Django
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.56%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) zOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) Migration
1 4 (10.26%) ERP
1 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 2 (5.13%) Requirements Management
3 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.13%) EAI
3 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Software Licensing
3 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Manual Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Market Research
4 1 (2.56%) MapReduce
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (2.56%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) C
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) NCDA
2 2 (5.13%) NCIE
2 2 (5.13%) VCAP
2 2 (5.13%) MCSE
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) MCTS
2 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 1 (2.56%) OCP
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.56%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) EMC
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) Isilon
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.56%) Perforce
7 1 (2.56%) Alias
7 1 (2.56%) Vertica
7 1 (2.56%) Infobright
7 1 (2.56%) BMC
7 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
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