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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3717 3304 3623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.13% 6.84% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 7.37% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1714 1695
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £44.97 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.19%
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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
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 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 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 16 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 16 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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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 +4 1810 £461 +2.38% 473
South East -7 553 £425 +3.34% 176
North West +2 257 £425 +6.25% 111
West Midlands +4 237 £425 - 76
South West +13 227 £425 +0.89% 67
East of England -6 159 £401 +0.31% 55
Yorkshire +8 136 £433 +0.87% 58
East Midlands -6 78 £433 +13.44% 21
North East -15 40 £405 -22.85% 21
Midlands -1 22 £500 +5.26% 3
South Coast +6 2 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 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 1632 (22.95%) SAP
2 1424 (20.02%) Finance
3 1033 (14.52%) Oracle
4 804 (11.30%) Microsoft
5 750 (10.55%) SQL
6 725 (10.19%) Migration
7 659 (9.27%) Windows
8 520 (7.31%) Security Cleared
9 463 (6.51%) CRM
9 463 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
10 401 (5.64%) SQL Server
11 392 (5.51%) SC Cleared
12 380 (5.34%) Banking
13 363 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 362 (5.09%) SharePoint
15 344 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
16 343 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
17 335 (4.71%) Retail
18 329 (4.63%) Cisco
19 304 (4.27%) Java
20 300 (4.22%) VMware
21 299 (4.20%) Active Directory
22 288 (4.05%) Linux
23 286 (4.02%) Data Migration
24 284 (3.99%) MS Excel
25 283 (3.98%) Project Management
26 280 (3.94%) ERP
27 276 (3.88%) .NET
28 269 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
29 267 (3.75%) ETL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 362 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 157 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 114 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 102 (1.43%) SAS
5 97 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 95 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 93 (1.31%) IIS
8 88 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 84 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 77 (1.08%) Lync
11 64 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
12 63 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 62 (0.87%) Apache
14 54 (0.76%) NetWeaver
15 43 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
16 37 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
17 34 (0.48%) CMS
18 30 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
18 30 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 28 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 284 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 106 (1.49%) MS Office
3 57 (0.80%) MS Project
4 56 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 20 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 17 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.18%) SPSS
10 9 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
10 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.028%) DOC1
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.014%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 269 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 255 (3.59%) Oracle EBS
3 196 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 175 (2.46%) SAP FI
5 143 (2.01%) SAP CO
6 134 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
7 130 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
8 127 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
9 121 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
10 120 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
11 115 (1.62%) SAP SD
12 111 (1.56%) SAP MM
13 94 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
14 93 (1.31%) SAP SRM
15 86 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
16 75 (1.05%) SAP PP
17 67 (0.94%) SAP APO
17 67 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
17 67 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
18 64 (0.90%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 76 (1.07%) Office 365
2 59 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (0.63%) SaaS
4 42 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (0.34%) Force.com
6 20 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.15%) PaaS
10 9 (0.13%) Taleo
11 7 (0.098%) IaaS
12 6 (0.084%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.084%) GitHub
13 5 (0.070%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.056%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.056%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.056%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.056%) MailChimp
15 3 (0.042%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 236 (3.32%) Firewall
2 130 (1.83%) SAN
3 99 (1.39%) LAN
4 98 (1.38%) Network Security
5 90 (1.27%) WAN
6 89 (1.25%) DNS
7 79 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 78 (1.10%) Internet
9 74 (1.04%) VPN
10 70 (0.98%) SSL
11 62 (0.87%) Wireless
12 60 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 56 (0.79%) HTTP
14 52 (0.73%) OSPF
15 50 (0.70%) Intranet
15 50 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (0.67%) BGP
16 48 (0.67%) DHCP
17 42 (0.59%) MPLS
17 42 (0.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 186 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 164 (2.31%) SAP BW
4 146 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 131 (1.84%) Oracle Database
6 123 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 104 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 101 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
9 92 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 85 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 84 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 77 (1.08%) QlikView
13 72 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 63 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
15 60 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 58 (0.82%) SAP BI
17 53 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
18 50 (0.70%) Big Data
19 48 (0.67%) DB2
20 47 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 59 (0.83%) LSMW
3 53 (0.75%) Selenium
4 48 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 42 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 41 (0.58%) JIRA
7 30 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (0.42%) Axure RP
8 28 (0.39%) WebDriver
9 26 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 25 (0.35%) Maven
11 20 (0.28%) Subversion
11 20 (0.28%) JUnit
11 20 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (0.20%) RSpec
12 14 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (0.18%) Git (software)
14 12 (0.17%) JDeveloper
14 12 (0.17%) Ant
14 12 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 1424 (20.02%) Finance
2 380 (5.34%) Banking
3 335 (4.71%) Retail
4 260 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 230 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 150 (2.11%) Marketing
7 118 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 109 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 107 (1.50%) Billing
10 96 (1.35%) Advertising
11 94 (1.32%) Automotive
12 89 (1.25%) General Ledger
13 69 (0.97%) Legal
14 59 (0.83%) Back Office
15 58 (0.82%) German Language
16 57 (0.80%) Front Office
17 47 (0.66%) Publishing
18 46 (0.65%) Financial Institution
19 27 (0.38%) Local Government
20 25 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (3.88%) .NET
2 200 (2.81%) XML
3 190 (2.67%) HTML
4 185 (2.60%) Web Services
5 127 (1.79%) Middleware
6 123 (1.73%) CSS
7 75 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 62 (0.87%) J2EE
8 62 (0.87%) jQuery
9 59 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
10 56 (0.79%) SOAP
11 51 (0.72%) XSLT
12 45 (0.63%) BAPI
13 42 (0.59%) WebCenter
14 37 (0.52%) REST
15 36 (0.51%) SAP Basis
16 35 (0.49%) HTML5
17 34 (0.48%) JSP
18 32 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
18 32 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 344 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (2.11%) User Experience
3 115 (1.62%) Management Information System
4 80 (1.12%) FMCG
5 64 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 59 (0.83%) Data Integration
7 55 (0.77%) Clustering
8 51 (0.72%) Replication
8 51 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 50 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 50 (0.70%) Open Source
10 48 (0.67%) RMADS
10 48 (0.67%) CESG
11 39 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
11 39 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 37 (0.52%) iPad
12 37 (0.52%) PKI
13 36 (0.51%) Visualisation
14 33 (0.46%) Data Extraction
14 33 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 659 (9.27%) Windows
2 288 (4.05%) Linux
3 260 (3.66%) UNIX
4 178 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 74 (1.04%) Solaris
9 62 (0.87%) AIX
10 53 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.39%) Windows XP
12 23 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.30%) Android
14 19 (0.27%) zOS
15 15 (0.21%) VMS
16 14 (0.20%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.14%) CentOS
17 10 (0.14%) HPUX
18 9 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.084%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (10.19%) Migration
2 463 (6.51%) CRM
2 463 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
3 363 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 343 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
5 286 (4.02%) Data Migration
6 283 (3.98%) Project Management
7 280 (3.94%) ERP
8 267 (3.75%) ETL
8 267 (3.75%) Information Security
9 241 (3.39%) ITIL
10 225 (3.16%) Workflow
11 194 (2.73%) Change Management
12 169 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 164 (2.31%) Analytics
14 163 (2.29%) Data Modelling
15 157 (2.21%) Risk Management
16 156 (2.19%) Business Analysis
17 137 (1.93%) SOA
18 131 (1.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 750 (10.55%) SQL
2 304 (4.27%) Java
3 189 (2.66%) C#
4 176 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 165 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 161 (2.26%) ABAP
7 144 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 107 (1.50%) C
9 81 (1.14%) Perl
10 74 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 68 (0.96%) Python
12 66 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 42 (0.59%) VBScript
14 39 (0.55%) C++
15 36 (0.51%) Ruby
16 34 (0.48%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.38%) VB
18 24 (0.34%) PHP
19 21 (0.30%) VBA
19 21 (0.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 520 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 392 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 228 (3.21%) Degree
4 155 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
5 146 (2.05%) CISSP
6 114 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (1.36%) CCNP
8 82 (1.15%) CISM
9 71 (1.00%) CCIE
10 66 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 47 (0.66%) MCSE
12 42 (0.59%) SAP Certification
13 41 (0.58%) CISA
14 35 (0.49%) CCNA
15 32 (0.45%) MCITP
16 31 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 31 (0.44%) MCTS
17 28 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (0.31%) CCDP
19 21 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (2.11%) QA
2 122 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (0.96%) SLA
4 51 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 50 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.44%) COBIT
8 16 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.14%) CDISC
10 9 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.11%) GAAP
12 7 (0.098%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.098%) UCITS
13 5 (0.070%) AIFMD
13 5 (0.070%) GPG13
14 4 (0.056%) GxP
14 4 (0.056%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 3 (0.042%) GMP
15 3 (0.042%) MiFID
15 3 (0.042%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 299 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 188 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (1.04%) XenApp
4 67 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.87%) vSphere
6 53 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 41 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 28 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.20%) XenServer
12 13 (0.18%) vCloud
13 12 (0.17%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.13%) RACF
14 9 (0.13%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.11%) Xen
15 8 (0.11%) ACF2
16 7 (0.098%) NFS
17 6 (0.084%) Squid
17 6 (0.084%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 147 (2.07%) SCCM
2 69 (0.97%) SCOM
3 62 (0.87%) Puppet
4 38 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 35 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
7 25 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 24 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 22 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 17 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.22%) Nagios
12 16 (0.22%) SCSM
13 15 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.21%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.20%) Control-M
14 14 (0.20%) Ansible
15 13 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
15 13 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1632 (22.95%) SAP
2 1033 (14.52%) Oracle
3 804 (11.30%) Microsoft
4 329 (4.63%) Cisco
5 300 (4.22%) VMware
6 205 (2.88%) HP
7 183 (2.57%) IBM
8 152 (2.14%) Citrix
9 137 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 124 (1.74%) Business Objects
11 105 (1.48%) Juniper
12 102 (1.43%) EMC
13 99 (1.39%) F5
14 90 (1.27%) Informatica
15 83 (1.17%) CheckPoint
16 70 (0.98%) Symantec
17 68 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
18 63 (0.89%) Red Hat
19 62 (0.87%) Hyperion
20 58 (0.82%) NetApp
Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 12 Months contract
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday