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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3142 3358 3208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.17% 6.89% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 7.43% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1673 1794 1621
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 35
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.01% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.29 £50.20 £53.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -2.43%
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
47107 45196 41281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.71% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30238 28237 24557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1775 1819 1985
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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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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 -6 1443 £475 +5.55% 454
South East -4 527 £440 +7.18% 208
North West +3 300 £450 +9.09% 113
East of England +4 189 £429 +7.18% 61
South West -2 173 £443 -1.66% 70
West Midlands -11 149 £420 +5.00% 82
Yorkshire +1 137 £413 +3.12% 44
East Midlands +2 76 £455 +7.05% 23
North East -10 37 £300 -32.58% 24
Midlands +4 32 £550 +18.91% 1
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1480 (22.41%) SAP
2 1343 (20.33%) Finance
3 848 (12.84%) Oracle
4 721 (10.92%) Microsoft
5 692 (10.48%) SQL
6 677 (10.25%) Migration
7 619 (9.37%) Windows
8 530 (8.02%) Security Cleared
9 451 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
10 447 (6.77%) CRM
11 391 (5.92%) SC Cleared
12 360 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
13 358 (5.42%) ITIL
14 338 (5.12%) Project Management
15 330 (5.00%) VMware
16 319 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 313 (4.74%) ERP
18 296 (4.48%) Java
19 292 (4.42%) UNIX
20 290 (4.39%) Cisco
21 289 (4.38%) SQL Server
22 280 (4.24%) Linux
22 280 (4.24%) Banking
23 276 (4.18%) SharePoint
24 274 (4.15%) Active Directory
25 265 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
26 260 (3.94%) Retail
27 253 (3.83%) Data Migration
28 252 (3.82%) MS Excel
29 251 (3.80%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 276 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 97 (1.47%) Lync
3 97 (1.47%) SAS
4 92 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 89 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 59 (0.89%) IIS
7 53 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 50 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 48 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 47 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 43 (0.65%) JBoss
11 43 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 42 (0.64%) Apache
13 39 (0.59%) NetWeaver
13 39 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 32 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 30 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
16 27 (0.41%) CMS
17 25 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 252 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 96 (1.45%) MS Office
3 43 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 43 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (0.64%) MS Project
5 14 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.20%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.045%) InDesign
11 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.045%) SPSS
12 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.030%) Shockwave
12 2 (0.030%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 240 (3.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 198 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
3 168 (2.54%) SAP FI
4 162 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 134 (2.03%) SAP CO
6 130 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
7 128 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
8 119 (1.80%) SAP SD
9 108 (1.64%) SAP MM
10 74 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
11 70 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
12 69 (1.04%) SAP WM
13 66 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
14 63 (0.95%) Agresso
15 58 (0.88%) SAP CRM
16 56 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
17 55 (0.83%) SAP APO
18 52 (0.79%) SAP SRM
19 47 (0.71%) SAP EWM
19 47 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.65%) Office 365
2 98 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
5 49 (0.74%) SaaS
6 32 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.38%) PaaS
8 21 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 20 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
10 17 (0.26%) Taleo
11 16 (0.24%) IaaS
12 13 (0.20%) Yammer
13 11 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.15%) Force.com
14 10 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.11%) Boomi
16 6 (0.091%) Route 53
17 4 (0.061%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 250 (3.79%) Firewall
2 115 (1.74%) WAN
2 115 (1.74%) DNS
3 113 (1.71%) LAN
4 107 (1.62%) SAN
5 88 (1.33%) Network Security
6 77 (1.17%) Internet
6 77 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 74 (1.12%) Wireless
8 66 (1.00%) DHCP
9 65 (0.98%) SSL
10 58 (0.88%) VPN
11 54 (0.82%) LDAP
12 50 (0.76%) MPLS
13 48 (0.73%) NAS
14 47 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (0.58%) NetScaler
16 38 (0.58%) HTTP
17 37 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 196 (2.97%) SAP BW
3 171 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 122 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 103 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 84 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 81 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 77 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
10 70 (1.06%) SAP BI
11 66 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
12 63 (0.95%) Big Data
13 58 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 56 (0.85%) Relational Database
15 48 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 48 (0.73%) DB2
16 43 (0.65%) OLAP
17 42 (0.64%) MySQL
17 42 (0.64%) Hadoop
18 41 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 58 (0.88%) JIRA
3 53 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 34 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 31 (0.47%) LSMW
6 31 (0.47%) Maven
7 30 (0.45%) Axure RP
7 30 (0.45%) Git (software)
8 23 (0.35%) Toad
9 21 (0.32%) Selenium
10 20 (0.30%) Subversion
11 19 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.26%) PeopleTools
12 17 (0.26%) Ant
13 13 (0.20%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.18%) JUnit
15 11 (0.17%) MSI
15 11 (0.17%) MorphX
16 10 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 1343 (20.33%) Finance
2 280 (4.24%) Banking
3 260 (3.94%) Retail
4 251 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 219 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 163 (2.47%) Marketing
7 124 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 72 (1.09%) Advertising
9 67 (1.01%) Billing
9 67 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 56 (0.85%) Local Government
11 55 (0.83%) Legal
12 53 (0.80%) Automotive
13 36 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 34 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.42%) Publishing
16 25 (0.38%) Back Office
16 25 (0.38%) Law
16 25 (0.38%) French Language
17 21 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (3.13%) XML
2 201 (3.04%) .NET
3 162 (2.45%) HTML
4 151 (2.29%) Web Services
5 107 (1.62%) Middleware
6 92 (1.39%) CSS
7 75 (1.14%) J2EE
8 71 (1.07%) SOAP
9 54 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 53 (0.80%) ASP.NET
11 43 (0.65%) SAP Basis
12 42 (0.64%) EDI
13 38 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
14 37 (0.56%) HTML5
15 34 (0.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 30 (0.45%) REST
17 29 (0.44%) WebCenter
18 27 (0.41%) jQuery
19 26 (0.39%) JSP
19 26 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 265 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 144 (2.18%) User Experience
4 113 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 75 (1.14%) FMCG
6 69 (1.04%) Data Integration
7 64 (0.97%) Clustering
8 58 (0.88%) PKI
9 49 (0.74%) DataPower
9 49 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 48 (0.73%) NHS
11 46 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 43 (0.65%) CMDB
13 39 (0.59%) Visualisation
14 36 (0.55%) Replication
15 32 (0.48%) Computer Science
16 31 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (0.42%) Mainframe
18 26 (0.39%) Client/Server
18 26 (0.39%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 619 (9.37%) Windows
2 292 (4.42%) UNIX
3 280 (4.24%) Linux
4 164 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 135 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 86 (1.30%) AIX
8 74 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 48 (0.73%) Solaris
10 38 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.38%) Android
11 25 (0.38%) HPUX
11 25 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
12 22 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 22 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.27%) VMS
14 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.20%) CentOS
16 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (10.25%) Migration
2 451 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
3 447 (6.77%) CRM
4 360 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (5.42%) ITIL
6 338 (5.12%) Project Management
7 319 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 313 (4.74%) ERP
9 253 (3.83%) Data Migration
10 217 (3.29%) ETL
11 215 (3.26%) Information Security
12 202 (3.06%) Analytics
13 188 (2.85%) Workflow
14 183 (2.77%) Change Management
15 173 (2.62%) Service Management
16 149 (2.26%) Business Analysis
17 148 (2.24%) Data Modelling
18 144 (2.18%) Risk Management
19 140 (2.12%) User Acceptance Testing
20 125 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 692 (10.48%) SQL
2 296 (4.48%) Java
3 152 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 150 (2.27%) ABAP
5 141 (2.13%) C#
6 137 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 120 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 93 (1.41%) C
9 90 (1.36%) Python
10 66 (1.00%) Perl
11 61 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 57 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 49 (0.74%) Ruby
14 38 (0.58%) VBScript
15 25 (0.38%) PHP
16 23 (0.35%) X++
16 23 (0.35%) Bash Shell
17 21 (0.32%) C++
17 21 (0.32%) VB
18 19 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 530 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 391 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 177 (2.68%) CISSP
4 155 (2.35%) Degree
5 115 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 95 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 79 (1.20%) CCNP
9 63 (0.95%) CISM
10 57 (0.86%) MCSE
11 51 (0.77%) SAP Certification
12 37 (0.56%) CCIE
13 34 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (0.48%) MCITP
15 30 (0.45%) CCNA
16 29 (0.44%) CISA
17 28 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 28 (0.42%) ISEB
18 27 (0.41%) GIAC
19 22 (0.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (1.71%) QA
3 74 (1.12%) SLA
4 65 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 44 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.30%) COBIT
8 15 (0.23%) GxP
9 14 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.17%) GMP
10 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 7 (0.11%) GAAP
12 5 (0.076%) HL7
12 5 (0.076%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.076%) Basel III
12 5 (0.076%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.061%) EMIR
13 4 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 274 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 205 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 79 (1.20%) vSphere
5 73 (1.11%) XenApp
6 45 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 19 (0.29%) vCloud
11 16 (0.24%) XenServer
12 12 (0.18%) NFS
13 11 (0.17%) SRDF
14 10 (0.15%) RACF
14 10 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 9 (0.14%) Firmware
15 9 (0.14%) Xen
15 9 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.12%) UAG
16 8 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 121 (1.83%) SCCM
2 80 (1.21%) Puppet
3 51 (0.77%) SCOM
4 46 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 27 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 27 (0.41%) Ansible
7 25 (0.38%) Nagios
8 22 (0.33%) Salt
9 21 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (0.32%) WSUS
9 21 (0.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 20 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.29%) SCOrch
12 18 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
12 18 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
13 17 (0.26%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
14 15 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
15 14 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1480 (22.41%) SAP
2 848 (12.84%) Oracle
3 721 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 330 (5.00%) VMware
5 290 (4.39%) Cisco
6 228 (3.45%) HP
7 216 (3.27%) IBM
8 196 (2.97%) Citrix
9 103 (1.56%) Business Objects
9 103 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 88 (1.33%) Juniper
11 85 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 82 (1.24%) Informatica
13 79 (1.20%) Hyperion
14 73 (1.11%) F5
14 73 (1.11%) ServiceNow
15 72 (1.09%) EMC
16 71 (1.07%) Adobe
16 71 (1.07%) NetApp
17 60 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
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