The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 20 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.49% 3.39% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 3.81% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 9
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
341 341 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.68% 89.03% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 144 229
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 58
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Consultant
Cambridgeshire

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 7 (24.14%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) C
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) SAP CRM
6 3 (10.34%) WSUS
6 3 (10.34%) SCOM
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
6 3 (10.34%) IIS
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.90%) SCCM
7 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (10.34%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.45%) SAP EP
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP CRM
2 2 (6.90%) SAP PS
3 1 (3.45%) SAP LE
3 1 (3.45%) SAP SD
3 1 (3.45%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DHCP
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) VLAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) DirectX
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.90%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Taxonomies
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) VMS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) ERP
3 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
4 1 (3.45%) BCP
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) E-business
4 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) C
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) AWK
4 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) WSUS
1 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Metastorm
6 1 (3.45%) Open Text
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) AppSense
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase