The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 5.32% 8.25% 5.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 8.99% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £170 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
Consultant
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon 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
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
271 178 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 96.10% 91.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 106
Average daily rate £350 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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

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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 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -3 8 £220 +25.71%
Plymouth -13 2 £493 +228.33%
Exmouth - - - -
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (63.64%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) Firewall
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 15 (45.45%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 13 (39.39%) Windows
5 13 (39.39%) Solaris
5 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
6 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (36.36%) Fat Client
6 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 12 (36.36%) Thin Client
7 11 (33.33%) SLA
8 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Network Security
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (18.18%) ITIL
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (12.12%) CCNP
12 4 (12.12%) CISSP
12 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
12 4 (12.12%) MPLS
12 4 (12.12%) OSPF
13 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
13 3 (9.09%) Finance
13 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (21.21%) Network Security
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) MPLS
5 4 (12.12%) OSPF
6 3 (9.09%) Telnet
6 3 (9.09%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) WAN
6 3 (9.09%) FTP
6 3 (9.09%) SNMP
6 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
2 1 (3.03%) CSS3
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Thin Client
1 12 (36.36%) Fat Client
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) CESG
3 1 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
1 13 (39.39%) Solaris
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Network Design
3 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Network Management
3 3 (9.09%) Network Performance Management
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (3.03%) Web Design
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Web Development
5 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) CISSP
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.03%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) IBM