The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.67% 8.14% 8.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 8.65% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £424 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
204 208 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.33% 94.12% 97.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 110 105
Average daily rate £350 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 18
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Bournemouth -1 2 £348 -13.12% 2
Poole -3 2 £225 -45.45% 1
Wimborne - 2 - -
Weymouth - 1 £350 -
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) Websense
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) B2C
4 3 (12.50%) Software Licensing
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (8.33%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Clustering
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Lync
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) SAP PM
2 1 (4.17%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 3 (12.50%) Migration
1 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (12.50%) B2C
1 3 (12.50%) Software Licensing
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Data Management
3 1 (4.17%) Logistics
3 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) MCSA
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Websense
3 3 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Actuate
5 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) IBM