The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheltenham 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 8 4 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.79% 19.44% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.09% 20.29% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Average daily rate £395 £325 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -43.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 69 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.38% 95.83% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Consultant
Gloucestershire

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 17 April 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (16.67%) Clustering
5 4 (16.67%) webMethods
5 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) CRM
5 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) UNIX
5 4 (16.67%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) SOAP
6 3 (12.50%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (12.50%) OLAP
6 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (12.50%) SMS
6 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) SSL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LDAP
1 3 (12.50%) SMS
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
1 3 (12.50%) XML
1 3 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) JDBC
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) CMDB
2 3 (12.50%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
1 4 (16.67%) Solaris
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) CRM
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) ITSM
2 3 (12.50%) ERP
2 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.50%) ETL
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Workflow
2 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.50%) Release Management
2 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) webMethods
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 3 (12.50%) Informatica