The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3615 3425 3581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.07% 7.01% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.68% 7.55% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1874 1772 1667
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -25.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.97 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.61%
Consultant
UK

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
47067 45362 49291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.11% 92.86% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29105 27599 28304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1980 2447
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
London +2 1824 £450 - 515
South East -10 518 £411 +0.55% 185
West Midlands +3 239 £400 -5.88% 63
South West +2 218 £425 +1.19% 74
North West 0 215 £425 +6.25% 114
East of England -2 166 £401 +0.18% 61
Yorkshire +5 127 £441 +1.43% 46
East Midlands -6 79 £425 +6.25% 22
North East -5 41 £440 -16.19% 16
Midlands -1 19 £475 -2.56% 4
South Coast +7 4 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1624 (23.29%) SAP
2 1375 (19.72%) Finance
3 1030 (14.77%) Oracle
4 800 (11.47%) Microsoft
5 743 (10.66%) SQL
6 711 (10.20%) Migration
7 654 (9.38%) Windows
8 519 (7.44%) Security Cleared
9 464 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
10 445 (6.38%) CRM
11 400 (5.74%) SQL Server
12 394 (5.65%) SC Cleared
13 366 (5.25%) Banking
14 358 (5.13%) SharePoint
15 356 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 330 (4.73%) Retail
17 308 (4.42%) Cisco
18 307 (4.40%) Active Directory
19 303 (4.35%) Java
20 291 (4.17%) MS Excel
20 291 (4.17%) Linux
20 291 (4.17%) Project Management
21 290 (4.16%) Data Migration
22 285 (4.09%) ERP
22 285 (4.09%) VMware
23 268 (3.84%) Manufacturing
24 266 (3.82%) Oracle EBS R12
25 263 (3.77%) .NET
26 261 (3.74%) UNIX
27 256 (3.67%) ETL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 358 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 163 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 116 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 94 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 93 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 92 (1.32%) SAS
7 91 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 90 (1.29%) IIS
9 78 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 71 (1.02%) Lync
11 66 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
12 64 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
13 61 (0.87%) Apache
14 48 (0.69%) NetWeaver
15 44 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
16 36 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
17 34 (0.49%) CMS
18 28 (0.40%) Tomcat
18 28 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 26 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 291 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 108 (1.55%) MS Office
3 56 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 55 (0.79%) MS Project
5 54 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.20%) SPSS
9 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.072%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.029%) DOC1
14 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.014%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 266 (3.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 249 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
3 189 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 175 (2.51%) SAP FI
5 144 (2.07%) SAP CO
6 128 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
7 123 (1.76%) Oracle Receivables
8 122 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 122 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
9 118 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
9 118 (1.69%) SAP SD
10 112 (1.61%) SAP MM
11 99 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
12 95 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
13 93 (1.33%) SAP SRM
14 78 (1.12%) SAP PP
15 69 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
16 65 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
17 64 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
18 63 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 76 (1.09%) Office 365
2 59 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (0.55%) SaaS
4 36 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.32%) Force.com
6 18 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 14 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.14%) PaaS
9 9 (0.13%) Taleo
10 6 (0.086%) GitHub
10 6 (0.086%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.072%) IaaS
11 5 (0.072%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.057%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.057%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.043%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.029%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 221 (3.17%) Firewall
2 127 (1.82%) SAN
3 91 (1.31%) LAN
4 90 (1.29%) DNS
5 87 (1.25%) Network Security
6 85 (1.22%) WAN
7 79 (1.13%) Internet
8 76 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 68 (0.98%) SSL
10 65 (0.93%) VPN
11 60 (0.86%) Wireless
12 53 (0.76%) HTTP
13 50 (0.72%) Intranet
13 50 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (0.70%) DHCP
15 48 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (0.67%) OSPF
16 47 (0.67%) BGP
17 43 (0.62%) NetScaler
18 42 (0.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 189 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (2.44%) SAP BW
4 144 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 135 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 129 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 110 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
8 100 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 98 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 86 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 83 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
12 78 (1.12%) QlikView
13 75 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 58 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
15 56 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 56 (0.80%) SAP BI
16 53 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
17 50 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (0.69%) Big Data
19 45 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 56 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
3 54 (0.77%) LSMW
4 51 (0.73%) Selenium
5 47 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 39 (0.56%) JIRA
7 29 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.39%) Axure RP
9 26 (0.37%) WebDriver
10 25 (0.36%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.34%) Maven
12 23 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
13 21 (0.30%) Subversion
14 19 (0.27%) JUnit
15 18 (0.26%) JDeveloper
16 16 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
17 14 (0.20%) RSpec
18 12 (0.17%) Git (software)
18 12 (0.17%) Ant
19 11 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 1375 (19.72%) Finance
2 366 (5.25%) Banking
3 330 (4.73%) Retail
4 268 (3.84%) Manufacturing
5 225 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 148 (2.12%) Marketing
7 118 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 107 (1.53%) Billing
9 104 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.19%) Advertising
11 81 (1.16%) General Ledger
12 66 (0.95%) Legal
13 60 (0.86%) Automotive
14 59 (0.85%) German Language
15 56 (0.80%) Back Office
16 53 (0.76%) Front Office
17 48 (0.69%) Publishing
18 44 (0.63%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.34%) French Language
20 23 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (3.77%) .NET
2 208 (2.98%) XML
3 180 (2.58%) Web Services
4 178 (2.55%) HTML
5 125 (1.79%) Middleware
6 115 (1.65%) CSS
7 73 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 65 (0.93%) J2EE
9 59 (0.85%) SOAP
9 59 (0.85%) jQuery
10 51 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
10 51 (0.73%) XSLT
11 41 (0.59%) BAPI
12 40 (0.57%) WebCenter
13 35 (0.50%) HTML5
14 34 (0.49%) REST
14 34 (0.49%) SAP Basis
15 31 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
15 31 (0.44%) WSDL
15 31 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (1.61%) Management Information System
2 76 (1.09%) FMCG
3 62 (0.89%) Data Integration
3 62 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 59 (0.85%) Clustering
5 54 (0.77%) Blackberry
6 53 (0.76%) Replication
7 51 (0.73%) Open Source
8 50 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 48 (0.69%) CESG
10 47 (0.67%) RMADS
11 41 (0.59%) Data Conversion
12 40 (0.57%) NHS
13 39 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
13 39 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (0.55%) Mobile App
15 37 (0.53%) PKI
16 34 (0.49%) Visualisation
17 32 (0.46%) CMDB
18 31 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 654 (9.38%) Windows
2 291 (4.17%) Linux
3 261 (3.74%) UNIX
4 173 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 75 (1.08%) Solaris
9 65 (0.93%) AIX
10 55 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 25 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.27%) Android
13 19 (0.27%) zOS
14 15 (0.22%) VMS
15 12 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.16%) HPUX
17 10 (0.14%) CentOS
18 9 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (10.20%) Migration
2 464 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
3 445 (6.38%) CRM
4 356 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 291 (4.17%) Project Management
6 290 (4.16%) Data Migration
7 285 (4.09%) ERP
8 256 (3.67%) ETL
9 253 (3.63%) Information Security
10 248 (3.56%) ITIL
11 214 (3.07%) Workflow
12 194 (2.78%) Change Management
13 171 (2.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 167 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
15 166 (2.38%) Data Modelling
16 153 (2.19%) Business Analysis
17 151 (2.17%) Analytics
18 150 (2.15%) Risk Management
19 137 (1.97%) Service Management
20 129 (1.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 743 (10.66%) SQL
2 303 (4.35%) Java
3 179 (2.57%) C#
4 178 (2.55%) PL/SQL
5 169 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 163 (2.34%) ABAP
7 143 (2.05%) PowerShell
8 112 (1.61%) C
9 83 (1.19%) Perl
10 73 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 70 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 63 (0.90%) Python
13 43 (0.62%) C++
14 40 (0.57%) VBScript
15 34 (0.49%) Bash Shell
16 33 (0.47%) Ruby
17 28 (0.40%) VB
18 23 (0.33%) VBA
18 23 (0.33%) PHP
19 19 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 519 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 394 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 218 (3.13%) Degree
4 148 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (1.88%) CISSP
6 109 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (1.29%) CCNP
8 72 (1.03%) CISM
9 65 (0.93%) CCIE
10 64 (0.92%) DV Cleared
11 45 (0.65%) MCSE
12 38 (0.55%) SAP Certification
13 35 (0.50%) CISA
13 35 (0.50%) CCNA
14 30 (0.43%) MCITP
15 29 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (0.39%) MCTS
16 27 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (0.32%) CCDP
18 21 (0.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (2.11%) QA
2 113 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (0.98%) SLA
4 50 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 47 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.36%) COBIT
8 16 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.14%) CDISC
10 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.10%) UCITS
12 6 (0.086%) GAAP
13 5 (0.072%) MiFID
13 5 (0.072%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.072%) GPG13
13 5 (0.072%) AIFMD
14 4 (0.057%) GxP
14 4 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.043%) GMP
15 3 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 307 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 178 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (1.08%) XenApp
4 70 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.87%) vSphere
6 53 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 26 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.22%) XenServer
12 12 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 12 (0.17%) vCloud
13 9 (0.13%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.11%) Xen
14 8 (0.11%) RACF
14 8 (0.11%) NFS
15 7 (0.10%) ACF2
16 6 (0.086%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.086%) Squid
Systems Management
1 143 (2.05%) SCCM
2 67 (0.96%) SCOM
3 61 (0.87%) Puppet
4 40 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (0.34%) SCOrch
7 24 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
8 22 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
12 17 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 17 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
12 17 (0.24%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.23%) SCSM
14 15 (0.22%) Nagios
15 14 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (0.20%) WSUS
16 13 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1624 (23.29%) SAP
2 1030 (14.77%) Oracle
3 800 (11.47%) Microsoft
4 308 (4.42%) Cisco
5 285 (4.09%) VMware
6 201 (2.88%) HP
7 186 (2.67%) IBM
8 151 (2.17%) Citrix
9 135 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 124 (1.78%) Business Objects
11 102 (1.46%) Juniper
12 96 (1.38%) EMC
12 96 (1.38%) F5
13 90 (1.29%) Informatica
14 80 (1.15%) CheckPoint
15 75 (1.08%) Symantec
16 73 (1.05%) Hyperion
17 66 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
18 65 (0.93%) Red Hat
19 54 (0.77%) NetApp
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