The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 478 438 417
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 117 134 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 77
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£455 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
London -29 50 £506 +3.84% 31
South East -10 17 £465 +14.81% 9
North West -20 16 £350 -20.00% 7
South West -4 8 £375 -25.00% 2
North East -22 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -19 6 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +3 4 £453 +13.12% 3
East of England -4 2 £476 +38.04% 2
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Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 65 (28.63%) Finance
1 65 (28.63%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (18.06%) SQL
3 40 (17.62%) Oracle
4 38 (16.74%) SAP
5 36 (15.86%) Project Management
6 30 (13.22%) BusinessObjects
7 29 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (11.45%) Oracle EBS
9 24 (10.57%) Oracle EBS R12
9 24 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (10.13%) Microsoft
10 23 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (8.37%) SQL Server
12 18 (7.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (7.49%) Security Cleared
13 17 (7.49%) Migration
14 16 (7.05%) CRM
15 15 (6.61%) PL/SQL
15 15 (6.61%) Banking
15 15 (6.61%) Business Analysis
15 15 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.17%) ETL
17 13 (5.73%) Business Transformation
17 13 (5.73%) Target Operating Model
18 12 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (5.29%) Analytics
18 12 (5.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.76%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.76%) Lync
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.88%) SAS
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (11.45%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (10.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (3.08%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (2.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 6 (2.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 6 (2.64%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (2.20%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.76%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (1.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 4 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.32%) SAP CO
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.32%) SAP FI
8 3 (1.32%) ResourceLink
8 3 (1.32%) SAP Business One
8 3 (1.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.76%) SaaS
3 3 (1.32%) PaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Office 365
3 3 (1.32%) IaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) Taleo
4 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.76%) Skype
2 3 (1.32%) IPv6
2 3 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.32%) Network Security
2 3 (1.32%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.32%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.32%) Broadband
2 3 (1.32%) ISDN
2 3 (1.32%) PBX
2 3 (1.32%) PSTN
2 3 (1.32%) VoIP
3 2 (0.88%) FTP
3 2 (0.88%) SSH
4 1 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) BusinessObjects
2 24 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (8.37%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (7.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 10 (4.41%) SAP BW
7 9 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (3.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (3.08%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.64%) OLAP
11 5 (2.20%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (2.20%) MySQL
11 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (2.20%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.88%) JDeveloper
2 2 (0.88%) JIRA
2 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 65 (28.63%) Finance
2 15 (6.61%) Banking
3 11 (4.85%) Marketing
4 9 (3.96%) Local Government
5 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.08%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.20%) Retail
8 4 (1.76%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (1.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.88%) Front Office
10 2 (0.88%) Billing
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) MDX
2 4 (1.76%) Java EE
2 4 (1.76%) .NET
3 3 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) JMS
4 1 (0.44%) WSDL
4 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.44%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.44%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.08%) User Experience
3 5 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.20%) NHS
4 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.76%) Streaming Video
4 4 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (1.76%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.88%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.44%) DataPower
7 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.44%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.85%) Windows
2 6 (2.64%) UNIX
3 3 (1.32%) Android
3 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.32%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.63%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (15.86%) Project Management
3 29 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.49%) Migration
6 16 (7.05%) CRM
7 15 (6.61%) Business Analysis
7 15 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (6.17%) ETL
9 13 (5.73%) Business Transformation
9 13 (5.73%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (5.29%) Analytics
10 12 (5.29%) Business Development
11 11 (4.85%) Change Management
11 11 (4.85%) Kimball Methodology
12 10 (4.41%) ERP
12 10 (4.41%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.96%) ITIL
13 9 (3.96%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.96%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.06%) SQL
2 15 (6.61%) PL/SQL
3 12 (5.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.20%) C#
4 5 (2.20%) Java
5 4 (1.76%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.88%) C
7 2 (0.88%) Python
7 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.88%) Korn
7 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.64%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.20%) Degree
5 1 (0.44%) HNC
5 1 (0.44%) HND
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PMP
5 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ACCA
5 1 (0.44%) CISM
5 1 (0.44%) CIMA
5 1 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) Basel II
3 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (17.62%) Oracle
2 38 (16.74%) SAP
3 23 (10.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.76%) Cognos
5 3 (1.32%) Citrix
5 3 (1.32%) VMware
5 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.32%) F5
5 3 (1.32%) Sonus
6 2 (0.88%) Tableau
6 2 (0.88%) Teradata
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco
6 2 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.44%) Sage
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) Capita
7 1 (0.44%) Google
7 1 (0.44%) Pega
7 1 (0.44%) BT
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