The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cambridgeshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 30 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 14 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.10% 2.33% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 2.59% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 18
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £454
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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
679 541 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.17% 90.17% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 246 369
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 95
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +11 21 £400 +6.66% 14
Peterborough -14 11 £354 -16.76% 1
Huntingdon - 1 £425 - 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (31.75%) SAP
2 12 (19.05%) Linux
3 11 (17.46%) Windows
4 9 (14.29%) ITIL
4 9 (14.29%) SQL
4 9 (14.29%) Citrix
4 9 (14.29%) VMware
5 8 (12.70%) Project Management
5 8 (12.70%) DNS
5 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
6 7 (11.11%) DHCP
6 7 (11.11%) C
6 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 7 (11.11%) Finance
7 6 (9.52%) Migration
7 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
7 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.52%) SAN
7 6 (9.52%) Retail
7 6 (9.52%) SAP Retail
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (7.94%) XenApp
8 5 (7.94%) SCCM
8 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco
8 5 (7.94%) IBM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) SAP Retail
2 3 (4.76%) ResourceLink
2 3 (4.76%) SAP CRM
3 2 (3.17%) SAP PS
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) SAP Business One
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.59%) SAP LE
4 1 (1.59%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (9.52%) SAN
4 5 (7.94%) WAN
4 5 (7.94%) Firewall
5 3 (4.76%) NAS
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (3.17%) VLAN
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.17%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.17%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
1 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.17%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) DirectX
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Clustering
2 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.17%) Firmware
3 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 11 (17.46%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.94%) UNIX
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) VMS
6 1 (1.59%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Project Management
3 6 (9.52%) Migration
4 5 (7.94%) ERP
5 4 (6.35%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.17%) PLM
7 2 (3.17%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.17%) Cash Management
8 1 (1.59%) Information Architecture
8 1 (1.59%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.59%) High Availability
8 1 (1.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) C
3 2 (3.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.17%) R
4 1 (1.59%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.59%) sed
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby
4 1 (1.59%) C++
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) AWK
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.94%) MCSE
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) RHCE
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) XenApp
3 4 (6.35%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
2 3 (4.76%) WSUS
2 3 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) collectd
4 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (1.59%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) SAP
2 9 (14.29%) Citrix
2 9 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco
4 5 (7.94%) IBM
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.35%) Dell
6 3 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (4.76%) Mercator
7 2 (3.17%) Symantec
7 2 (3.17%) EMC
8 1 (1.59%) Foundry
8 1 (1.59%) Percona
8 1 (1.59%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.59%) Akamai
8 1 (1.59%) F5
8 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.59%) Novell
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