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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 29 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.89% 4.76% 7.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 4.98% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate £394 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.86% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £223 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £493 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -12.65%
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
257 201 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 97.35% 95.71% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 109 119
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £177 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bournemouth -3 3 £312 -10.21% 1
Poole 0 1 - -
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Kafka
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) MQSeries
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Summit

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Analytics
1 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
1 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
1 2 (18.18%) ETL
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) BCP
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) F5
1 1 (9.09%) NetSuite
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) SAP