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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.51% 4.61% 3.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 4.89% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 9
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £455 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.15
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.76%
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
455 348 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.01% 94.31% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 153 198
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 103
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.21% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.30 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 13 (31.71%) SAP
2 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (24.39%) Linux
4 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.51%) ITIL
5 8 (19.51%) Oracle
6 7 (17.07%) C
6 7 (17.07%) DHCP
6 7 (17.07%) DNS
6 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
7 6 (14.63%) Citrix
7 6 (14.63%) PKI
7 6 (14.63%) SCCM
7 6 (14.63%) SCOM
7 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (12.20%) VMware
8 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (9.76%) XenApp
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (9.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (9.76%) SAP MM
9 4 (9.76%) Symantec
9 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
9 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (9.76%) EMC
9 4 (9.76%) Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP MM
2 3 (7.32%) SAP PS
2 3 (7.32%) SAP SD
3 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
3 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.88%) SAP LE
4 1 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.44%) SAP CS
4 1 (2.44%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DHCP
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) VLAN
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) DTS
3 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) PKI
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) CentOS
5 1 (2.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) HPUX
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
3 3 (7.32%) Information Management
3 3 (7.32%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Logistics
4 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Market Research
5 1 (2.44%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) C
2 3 (7.32%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) OCP
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (4.88%) RHCE
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.44%) MCTS
2 1 (2.44%) MCITP
2 1 (2.44%) NCDA
2 1 (2.44%) NCIE
2 1 (2.44%) VCAP
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) GAAP
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (9.76%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) vSphere
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
1 6 (14.63%) SCOM
2 4 (9.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (9.76%) Backup Exec
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 3 (7.32%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) SAP
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle
4 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.63%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) VMware
7 4 (9.76%) Symantec
7 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco
9 1 (2.44%) HP
9 1 (2.44%) NetApp
9 1 (2.44%) AppSense
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