The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3653 3052 3754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.11% 7.07% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.70% 7.62% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1947 1627 1730
Average daily rate £450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 33
Average hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.43 £18.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.25 £72.50 £64.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Consultant
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London 0 1690 £450 - 519
South East +7 755 £415 +1.21% 196
South West 0 262 £450 +7.14% 87
North West -10 221 £425 -5.55% 106
West Midlands -2 195 £400 - 69
East of England +12 160 £400 +3.22% 53
Yorkshire -13 104 £424 +5.92% 41
East Midlands -7 83 £413 +24.52% 16
Midlands +1 33 £500 -9.09% 2
North East -14 33 £350 -17.64% 15
South Coast -3 2 £400 -11.60%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1984 (27.99%) SAP
2 1212 (17.10%) Finance
3 908 (12.81%) Oracle
4 768 (10.83%) Microsoft
5 705 (9.94%) Windows
6 679 (9.58%) SQL
7 659 (9.30%) Migration
8 574 (8.10%) Security Cleared
9 535 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
10 471 (6.64%) CRM
11 432 (6.09%) SC Cleared
12 386 (5.45%) SQL Server
13 378 (5.33%) Project Management
14 375 (5.29%) Active Directory
15 367 (5.18%) ITIL
16 336 (4.74%) Banking
17 312 (4.40%) Java
18 309 (4.36%) SharePoint
19 307 (4.33%) VMware
20 303 (4.27%) MS Excel
21 300 (4.23%) ERP
22 291 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
23 283 (3.99%) Telecoms
24 279 (3.94%) Data Migration
25 278 (3.92%) UNIX
26 271 (3.82%) Linux
27 266 (3.75%) Cisco
28 262 (3.70%) Retail
29 248 (3.50%) SAP FI
30 243 (3.43%) XML

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 309 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 177 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 97 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 85 (1.20%) SAS
5 82 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 79 (1.11%) IIS
7 76 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 71 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 68 (0.96%) Lync
10 49 (0.69%) Apache
11 48 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 48 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 44 (0.62%) NetWeaver
13 43 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 43 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 38 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 36 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
17 29 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
18 27 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 303 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 115 (1.62%) MS Office
3 60 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 49 (0.69%) MS Project
6 23 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.14%) Mathematica
9 10 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.13%) SPSS
11 6 (0.085%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.056%) Windchill
13 4 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.042%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.028%) CATIA
15 2 (0.028%) Stata
16 1 (0.014%) CPLEX
16 1 (0.014%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 248 (3.50%) SAP FI
2 206 (2.91%) SAP CO
3 198 (2.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 194 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 176 (2.48%) SAP SD
6 154 (2.17%) SAP MM
7 150 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
8 133 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
9 127 (1.79%) SAP CRM
9 127 (1.79%) SAP SRM
10 108 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
11 101 (1.42%) SAP BPC
12 96 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
13 95 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
14 93 (1.31%) Oracle General Ledger
15 91 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
16 89 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
17 88 (1.24%) SAP APO
18 76 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 72 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (1.16%) Office 365
2 55 (0.78%) SaaS
3 46 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
5 32 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.18%) Taleo
8 11 (0.16%) Engine Yard
9 9 (0.13%) IaaS
10 8 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.056%) PaaS
11 4 (0.056%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.042%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.042%) Force.com
13 2 (0.028%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.028%) Joyent
14 1 (0.014%) GitHub
14 1 (0.014%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 175 (2.47%) Firewall
2 141 (1.99%) DNS
3 135 (1.90%) SAN
4 130 (1.83%) WAN
5 129 (1.82%) LAN
6 94 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 80 (1.13%) Internet
8 70 (0.99%) DHCP
9 68 (0.96%) VPN
10 58 (0.82%) LDAP
10 58 (0.82%) MPLS
11 53 (0.75%) Network Security
12 49 (0.69%) SSL
13 48 (0.68%) Intranet
14 44 (0.62%) SMTP
15 43 (0.61%) NAS
16 42 (0.59%) VoIP
17 39 (0.55%) Wireless
18 37 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 236 (3.33%) SAP BW
3 224 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 156 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 116 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 108 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 108 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
8 107 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 105 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
10 94 (1.33%) SAP BI
11 83 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 72 (1.02%) SAP Data Services
13 65 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 59 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 44 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
16 42 (0.59%) QlikView
17 39 (0.55%) SAP HANA
18 38 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
19 37 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 100 (1.41%) LSMW
2 58 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
3 55 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 39 (0.55%) Selenium
5 33 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 29 (0.41%) JIRA
7 25 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.34%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.31%) Maven
10 21 (0.30%) JUnit
11 20 (0.28%) LoadRunner
11 20 (0.28%) Axure RP
12 19 (0.27%) Subversion
13 17 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
13 17 (0.24%) Ant
14 16 (0.23%) JDeveloper
15 15 (0.21%) Toad
16 14 (0.20%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 1212 (17.10%) Finance
2 336 (4.74%) Banking
3 283 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 262 (3.70%) Retail
5 234 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 147 (2.07%) Billing
7 143 (2.02%) Marketing
8 125 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 81 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.03%) German Language
11 72 (1.02%) Legal
12 61 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.71%) Publishing
14 44 (0.62%) Automotive
15 43 (0.61%) Advertising
16 39 (0.55%) Front Office
17 32 (0.45%) Back Office
17 32 (0.45%) French Language
18 31 (0.44%) General Ledger
19 27 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (3.43%) XML
2 230 (3.24%) .NET
3 174 (2.45%) HTML
4 159 (2.24%) Web Services
5 133 (1.88%) CSS
5 133 (1.88%) Middleware
6 71 (1.00%) SOAP
7 70 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 61 (0.86%) XSLT
9 60 (0.85%) EDI
10 58 (0.82%) J2EE
11 51 (0.72%) jQuery
12 41 (0.58%) Ajax
13 34 (0.48%) SAP PI
14 33 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
15 32 (0.45%) SAP Basis
16 31 (0.44%) HTML5
16 31 (0.44%) REST
17 30 (0.42%) WCF
18 24 (0.34%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 128 (1.81%) Management Information System
2 112 (1.58%) FMCG
3 69 (0.97%) Data Conversion
3 69 (0.97%) Data Integration
4 62 (0.87%) NHS
5 61 (0.86%) Clustering
6 55 (0.78%) CESG
7 48 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 41 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 40 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
10 39 (0.55%) Open Source
11 38 (0.54%) RMADS
11 38 (0.54%) PKI
12 36 (0.51%) Replication
13 35 (0.49%) Mobile App
14 30 (0.42%) Social Media
15 27 (0.38%) CMDB
16 26 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.37%) GIS
16 26 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 705 (9.94%) Windows
2 278 (3.92%) UNIX
3 271 (3.82%) Linux
4 204 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 153 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 144 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (1.04%) Solaris
8 66 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 59 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 54 (0.76%) AIX
12 51 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.28%) HPUX
14 16 (0.23%) Android
15 15 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.18%) VMS
17 12 (0.17%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.099%) SUSE
18 7 (0.099%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (9.30%) Migration
2 535 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
3 471 (6.64%) CRM
4 378 (5.33%) Project Management
5 367 (5.18%) ITIL
6 300 (4.23%) ERP
7 291 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 279 (3.94%) Data Migration
9 237 (3.34%) ETL
10 227 (3.20%) Service Management
11 220 (3.10%) Data Modelling
12 206 (2.91%) Workflow
13 205 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 188 (2.65%) Information Security
15 180 (2.54%) Change Management
16 161 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
17 150 (2.12%) Logistics
18 140 (1.97%) Business Analysis
19 137 (1.93%) SOA
20 135 (1.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 679 (9.58%) SQL
2 312 (4.40%) Java
3 198 (2.79%) ABAP
4 159 (2.24%) JavaScript
5 158 (2.23%) C#
5 158 (2.23%) PL/SQL
6 125 (1.76%) PowerShell
7 94 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 90 (1.27%) C
9 73 (1.03%) Perl
10 69 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 52 (0.73%) VB
12 42 (0.59%) Python
13 41 (0.58%) C++
14 35 (0.49%) PHP
14 35 (0.49%) Ruby
15 24 (0.34%) VBA
16 23 (0.32%) VBScript
17 15 (0.21%) XPath
18 11 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 574 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 432 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 221 (3.12%) Degree
4 122 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (1.59%) CISSP
6 106 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 59 (0.83%) MCSE
9 56 (0.79%) CISM
10 48 (0.68%) CCNP
11 45 (0.63%) CCIE
12 40 (0.56%) SAP Certification
13 38 (0.54%) CISA
14 28 (0.39%) MCITP
14 28 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.38%) MCTS
16 22 (0.31%) CCNA
17 19 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 18 (0.25%) CCDP
18 18 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (1.61%) QA
2 99 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (1.04%) SLA
4 44 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.45%) COBIT
7 11 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.11%) Basel III
8 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.099%) HL7
10 6 (0.085%) MiFID
10 6 (0.085%) GxP
10 6 (0.085%) FINREP
11 5 (0.071%) COREP
11 5 (0.071%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.071%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.056%) EMIR
13 3 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.042%) GMP
System Software
1 375 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 194 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (1.35%) XenApp
4 84 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 72 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 67 (0.95%) vSphere
7 57 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 52 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 28 (0.39%) XenServer
10 23 (0.32%) UAG
11 18 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 16 (0.23%) vCloud
13 15 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
15 11 (0.16%) NFS
15 11 (0.16%) IAG
16 10 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.11%) Xen
17 8 (0.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 155 (2.19%) SCCM
2 66 (0.93%) SCOM
3 54 (0.76%) Puppet
4 45 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 44 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 36 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 31 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 30 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 27 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 25 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
12 23 (0.32%) SCSM
13 19 (0.27%) WSUS
14 18 (0.25%) MOM
15 15 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (0.21%) Data Guard
15 15 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 14 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 14 (0.20%) OpenView
16 14 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1984 (27.99%) SAP
2 908 (12.81%) Oracle
3 768 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 307 (4.33%) VMware
5 266 (3.75%) Cisco
6 199 (2.81%) Citrix
7 196 (2.76%) IBM
8 192 (2.71%) HP
9 163 (2.30%) Business Objects
10 138 (1.95%) Informatica
11 93 (1.31%) EMC
12 89 (1.26%) Symantec
13 82 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 78 (1.10%) NetApp
15 73 (1.03%) Cognos
16 71 (1.00%) Hyperion
17 68 (0.96%) Open Text
18 62 (0.87%) Red Hat
19 55 (0.78%) CA
20 53 (0.75%) Juniper
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £420 - £520 per day
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Berkshire
ISL
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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JM
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cognitive Group
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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West Midlands
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
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South West
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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London
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London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday