The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 Devon 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 27 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.98% 4.42% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 4.52% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate £375 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £159 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £439 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
229 177 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 91.24% 97.79% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 108 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 26
Average hourly rate £13.69 £36.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.98% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £8.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Devon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Devon 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
Exeter +4 4 £438 +165.15%
Plymouth -16 4 £325 +25.00%
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (32.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.00%) BMC
4 5 (20.00%) MS Office
5 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (12.00%) Security Management
6 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (12.00%) Business Development
6 3 (12.00%) CESG
6 3 (12.00%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (12.00%) RMADS
6 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (12.00%) Office 365
7 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (8.00%) vSphere
7 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (8.00%) Talend
7 2 (8.00%) Talend Open Studio

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Documentum
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) Concordion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CESG
1 3 (12.00%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (12.00%) RMADS
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) HPUX
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (12.00%) Security Management
2 3 (12.00%) Business Development
2 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.00%) ETL
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) BMC
3 2 (8.00%) Talend
3 2 (8.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) CommVault
4 1 (4.00%) Primavera
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow