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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 5.72% 6.43% 3.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.42% 7.05% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 1
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£400 £344 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -47.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
296 156 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 89.16% 91.23% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 92 67
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 29
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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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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 -10 11 £190 -24.00%
Exmouth - - - - 1
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 9 (34.62%) Oracle
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
6 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (23.08%) Fat Client
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (23.08%) Solaris
7 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 6 (23.08%) SLA
7 6 (23.08%) Thin Client
7 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (15.38%) Degree
9 4 (15.38%) BPEL
9 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (15.38%) MPLS
9 4 (15.38%) OSPF
9 4 (15.38%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Documentum
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Force.com
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (15.38%) MPLS
3 4 (15.38%) OSPF
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) FTP
4 3 (11.54%) SNMP
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 3 (11.54%) Telnet
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (3.85%) Mason
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Thin Client
1 6 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (15.38%) BPEL
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) SOA
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Performance Management
3 3 (11.54%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (3.85%) Web Design
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CCIE
5 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.85%) Primavera