The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.68% 5.02% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 5.33% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £296 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £503 £550
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 £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
724 713 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.42% 94.19% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 299 295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 119
Average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridgeshire region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridgeshire region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 16 £375 -3.22% 12
Peterborough +4 5 £319 -36.25% 6
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 5
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.21%) Migration
3 21 (22.11%) SAP
4 17 (17.89%) Windows
5 14 (14.74%) SAS
5 14 (14.74%) Oracle
6 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
7 10 (10.53%) Linux
8 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.42%) ETL
9 8 (8.42%) MS Office
10 7 (7.37%) C
10 7 (7.37%) SQL
10 7 (7.37%) ITIL
10 7 (7.37%) SAS Certification
10 7 (7.37%) VMware
10 7 (7.37%) Publishing
10 7 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
10 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis
10 7 (7.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (7.37%) Data Integration
10 7 (7.37%) Analytics
11 6 (6.32%) SCCM
11 6 (6.32%) EMC
11 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (6.32%) SAP FI
11 6 (6.32%) DHCP
11 6 (6.32%) DNS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 14 (14.74%) SAS
2 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.11%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) DOC1
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (6.32%) SAP FI
3 4 (4.21%) SAP MM
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (3.16%) SAP Business One
4 3 (3.16%) SAP SD
4 3 (3.16%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 2 (2.11%) SAP PS
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.11%) SAP SRM
5 2 (2.11%) SAP LE
5 2 (2.11%) Line 500
5 2 (2.11%) ResourceLink
5 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) DHCP
1 6 (6.32%) DNS
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.11%) VLAN
2 2 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) DTS
6 1 (1.05%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (7.37%) Publishing
1 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.11%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) LINQ
4 1 (1.05%) WCF
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.21%) PKI
3 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.11%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.11%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.11%) Debian
5 2 (2.11%) UNIX
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Migration
2 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.42%) ETL
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis
4 7 (7.37%) Analytics
5 5 (5.26%) Project Management
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.16%) Coaching
7 3 (3.16%) Supplier Management
7 3 (3.16%) ERP
7 3 (3.16%) Change Management
8 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.11%) CRM
8 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.11%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.11%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.11%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Logistics
8 2 (2.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) C
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) C#
3 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.11%) ABAP
5 2 (2.11%) R
6 1 (1.05%) Korn
6 1 (1.05%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) SAS Certification
2 2 (2.11%) CCNA
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.11%) OCP
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.11%) RHCE
2 2 (2.11%) MCSE
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.11%) MCTS
2 2 (2.11%) MCITP
2 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.11%) NCDA
2 2 (2.11%) NCIE
2 2 (2.11%) VCAP
3 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) GAAP
1 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.11%) XenApp
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
3 3 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.05%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.11%) SAP
3 14 (14.74%) Oracle
4 7 (7.37%) VMware
5 6 (6.32%) EMC
5 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.21%) Citrix
6 4 (4.21%) Cisco
6 4 (4.21%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.11%) Sage
7 2 (2.11%) Symantec
7 2 (2.11%) Dell
7 2 (2.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.11%) F5
7 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.05%) Isilon
8 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.05%) Novell
8 1 (1.05%) NetIQ
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