The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 16 21 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.42% 7.38% 16.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 7.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £480 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -8.33%
Consultant
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 140 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.79% 93.96% 98.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 87 26
Average daily rate £409 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £548 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (29.41%) CRM
4 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 4 (23.53%) Informatica
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) SLA
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Informatica
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com