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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 22 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3453 3424 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.10% 7.24% 7.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.68% 7.83% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1826 1819 1575
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £21.25 £22.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.00 £74.75 £72.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 1537 £450 - 536
South East -8 630 £425 - 195
North West 0 266 £450 +2.27% 112
West Midlands +5 245 £425 +6.25% 76
East of England +13 204 £470 +21.29% 43
South West -16 164 £431 -4.16% 75
Yorkshire -1 124 £425 +6.25% 56
East Midlands +4 100 £425 - 47
North East +20 47 £425 +21.42% 4
Midlands 0 40 £400 -20.00% 1
South Coast 0 1 £363 -9.37%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1700 (24.61%) SAP
2 1388 (20.10%) Finance
3 866 (12.54%) Oracle
4 760 (11.00%) SQL
5 713 (10.32%) Microsoft
6 692 (10.02%) Migration
7 634 (9.18%) Windows
8 620 (8.98%) Security Cleared
9 451 (6.53%) SC Cleared
10 449 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
11 430 (6.23%) CRM
12 373 (5.40%) ITIL
12 373 (5.40%) VMware
13 356 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
14 346 (5.01%) Cisco
15 333 (4.82%) Java
16 330 (4.78%) ERP
17 326 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 323 (4.68%) SQL Server
19 317 (4.59%) Active Directory
20 307 (4.44%) Linux
20 307 (4.44%) Banking
21 304 (4.40%) Project Management
22 293 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
23 287 (4.16%) UNIX
24 284 (4.11%) SharePoint
25 258 (3.74%) Firewall
26 256 (3.71%) Retail
27 255 (3.69%) Data Migration
28 238 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 284 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 117 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 109 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 100 (1.45%) Lync
5 99 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 89 (1.29%) SAS
7 73 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 69 (1.00%) NetWeaver
9 62 (0.90%) IIS
10 57 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 57 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 52 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 52 (0.75%) Apache
12 50 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 44 (0.64%) Tomcat
14 42 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
15 41 (0.59%) JBoss
16 35 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 33 (0.48%) Node.js
18 29 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 222 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 69 (1.00%) MS Office
3 39 (0.56%) MS Project
4 37 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.072%) SPSS
10 5 (0.072%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.058%) Windchill
12 3 (0.043%) InDesign
12 3 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.029%) Shockwave
13 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 238 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 218 (3.16%) SAP FI
3 174 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
4 168 (2.43%) SAP CO
5 161 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 133 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 132 (1.91%) SAP SD
8 111 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
9 103 (1.49%) SAP MM
10 98 (1.42%) Agresso
11 87 (1.26%) SAP APO
12 86 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
13 84 (1.22%) SAP WM
14 81 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
15 75 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
16 74 (1.07%) SAP IS-U
16 74 (1.07%) SAP SRM
17 73 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
18 66 (0.96%) SAP ERP
19 61 (0.88%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 111 (1.61%) Office 365
2 73 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
4 55 (0.80%) SaaS
5 37 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.28%) PaaS
9 18 (0.26%) Force.com
10 13 (0.19%) Yammer
10 13 (0.19%) IaaS
11 10 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.087%) Taleo
13 5 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.043%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.043%) Route 53
14 3 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.029%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 258 (3.74%) Firewall
2 115 (1.66%) Network Security
3 111 (1.61%) DNS
4 109 (1.58%) SAN
5 104 (1.51%) WAN
6 94 (1.36%) LAN
7 93 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 87 (1.26%) Internet
9 77 (1.11%) SSL
10 74 (1.07%) VPN
11 66 (0.96%) LDAP
12 61 (0.88%) DHCP
13 54 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 54 (0.78%) Wireless
14 53 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (0.75%) MPLS
16 46 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 44 (0.64%) NetScaler
18 42 (0.61%) NAS
18 42 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 235 (3.40%) SAP BW
3 176 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
4 133 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 127 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 90 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 76 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 71 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
10 67 (0.97%) SAP BI
11 66 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 64 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
13 61 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 59 (0.85%) QlikView
15 54 (0.78%) Big Data
16 52 (0.75%) Relational Database
17 49 (0.71%) MySQL
18 44 (0.64%) OLAP
19 43 (0.62%) DB2
20 40 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 55 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 51 (0.74%) JIRA
3 45 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 38 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (0.51%) LSMW
6 27 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
7 26 (0.38%) Maven
8 25 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 24 (0.35%) Selenium
10 23 (0.33%) MSI
11 18 (0.26%) Axure RP
12 17 (0.25%) Subversion
13 15 (0.22%) SpecFlow
14 14 (0.20%) Calabash
14 14 (0.20%) Ant
15 12 (0.17%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.17%) JUnit
16 9 (0.13%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.13%) Toad
17 8 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1388 (20.10%) Finance
2 307 (4.44%) Banking
3 256 (3.71%) Retail
4 235 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 215 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 136 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 132 (1.91%) Marketing
8 114 (1.65%) Advertising
9 84 (1.22%) Billing
10 78 (1.13%) General Ledger
11 75 (1.09%) Legal
12 54 (0.78%) Automotive
13 52 (0.75%) Local Government
14 39 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 36 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.41%) Publishing
17 26 (0.38%) German Language
17 26 (0.38%) Back Office
18 25 (0.36%) Law
19 22 (0.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (3.40%) XML
2 227 (3.29%) .NET
3 191 (2.77%) HTML
4 187 (2.71%) Web Services
5 109 (1.58%) CSS
6 95 (1.38%) SOAP
7 92 (1.33%) Middleware
8 79 (1.14%) J2EE
9 69 (1.00%) ASP.NET
10 52 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
11 50 (0.72%) EDI
12 46 (0.67%) SAP Basis
13 45 (0.65%) BAPI
14 44 (0.64%) REST
14 44 (0.64%) HTML5
15 41 (0.59%) WCF
16 40 (0.58%) Ajax
17 38 (0.55%) jQuery
18 32 (0.46%) SAP ALE
19 30 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 293 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (2.00%) User Experience
3 107 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 105 (1.52%) FMCG
5 59 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 57 (0.83%) NHS
6 57 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 56 (0.81%) Replication
8 53 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 51 (0.74%) Clustering
10 42 (0.61%) PKI
11 36 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 36 (0.52%) Open Source
12 35 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (0.49%) CMDB
14 32 (0.46%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.46%) Mobile App
15 30 (0.43%) Mainframe
16 29 (0.42%) GIS
17 23 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 634 (9.18%) Windows
2 307 (4.44%) Linux
3 287 (4.16%) UNIX
4 184 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 97 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 56 (0.81%) AIX
9 45 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.55%) Solaris
11 35 (0.51%) HPUX
12 30 (0.43%) Android
13 29 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 26 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.32%) VMS
16 18 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.16%) zOS
18 8 (0.12%) CentOS
18 8 (0.12%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (10.02%) Migration
2 449 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
3 430 (6.23%) CRM
4 373 (5.40%) ITIL
5 356 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 330 (4.78%) ERP
7 326 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 304 (4.40%) Project Management
9 255 (3.69%) Data Migration
10 237 (3.43%) ETL
11 224 (3.24%) Information Security
12 203 (2.94%) Change Management
13 195 (2.82%) Workflow
14 192 (2.78%) Service Management
15 170 (2.46%) Analytics
16 162 (2.35%) Risk Management
17 150 (2.17%) Data Modelling
18 148 (2.14%) Logistics
19 147 (2.13%) Business Analysis
20 130 (1.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 760 (11.00%) SQL
2 333 (4.82%) Java
3 167 (2.42%) PL/SQL
4 163 (2.36%) ABAP
5 161 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 156 (2.26%) C#
7 106 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 93 (1.35%) Python
9 85 (1.23%) C
10 53 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 52 (0.75%) Ruby
12 47 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 47 (0.68%) Perl
13 31 (0.45%) VBScript
14 25 (0.36%) Apex Code
15 22 (0.32%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.32%) C++
16 20 (0.29%) Bash Shell
16 20 (0.29%) VBA
17 18 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 620 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 451 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 176 (2.55%) CISSP
4 173 (2.50%) Degree
5 130 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 116 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (1.20%) CCNP
9 72 (1.04%) CISM
10 71 (1.03%) MCSE
11 52 (0.75%) MCITP
12 48 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.64%) SAP Certification
14 43 (0.62%) CCNA
15 40 (0.58%) CCIE
16 35 (0.51%) ISEB
17 31 (0.45%) CRISC
18 30 (0.43%) ISTQB
19 28 (0.41%) MCTS
20 27 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (1.77%) QA
3 79 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 62 (0.90%) SLA
5 54 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.29%) COBIT
9 15 (0.22%) GAAP
10 13 (0.19%) GxP
11 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.14%) GMP
12 7 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.087%) GPG13
13 6 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 6 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.087%) GAMP
14 4 (0.058%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.043%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.043%) BS15000
System Software
1 317 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 225 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 73 (1.06%) XenApp
5 59 (0.85%) vSphere
6 56 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 39 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.30%) vCloud
10 19 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 17 (0.25%) SRDF
12 16 (0.23%) RACF
13 11 (0.16%) XenServer
14 10 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.14%) Firmware
15 8 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.12%) Snort
16 7 (0.10%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.10%) Xen
16 7 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 145 (2.10%) SCCM
2 63 (0.91%) SCOM
3 60 (0.87%) Puppet
4 46 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (0.52%) Ansible
7 30 (0.43%) Nagios
8 28 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 27 (0.39%) Salt
10 26 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 22 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 21 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
12 21 (0.30%) SCVMM
13 19 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 17 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (0.23%) SCOrch
16 15 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 14 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (0.20%) Control-M
18 13 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1700 (24.61%) SAP
2 866 (12.54%) Oracle
3 713 (10.32%) Microsoft
4 373 (5.40%) VMware
5 346 (5.01%) Cisco
6 222 (3.21%) HP
7 217 (3.14%) Citrix
8 201 (2.91%) IBM
9 110 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 103 (1.49%) EMC
11 102 (1.48%) CheckPoint
12 101 (1.46%) F5
13 96 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 90 (1.30%) Juniper
15 79 (1.14%) Informatica
16 66 (0.96%) Red Hat
17 64 (0.93%) ServiceNow
18 61 (0.88%) NetApp
19 57 (0.83%) TIBCO
20 50 (0.72%) Cognos
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London
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
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Stockport, Cheshire
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London
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Rate: £450 - £490 per day
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
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West London
Lorien Resourcing
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Glossop, Derbyshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £443.78 - £591.70 per day
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
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Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
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South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - 400 per day + negotiable on experience
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Cheshire
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London
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London
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