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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.52% 11.61% 20.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 12.75% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £416 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% +21.64%
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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
139 102 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.86% 91.07% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 52 41
Average daily rate £425 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £130 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £16.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
7 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (10.53%) Informatica
8 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
8 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
8 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
1 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) PKI
1 1 (5.26%) PDA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix