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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3419 3399 3739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.93% 7.31% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 7.89% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1764 1722 1766
Average daily rate
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£438 £435 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £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
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 32
Average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £33.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.26 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £52.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 1685 £450 - 445
South East -7 540 £400 - 192
North West +4 251 £425 +1.31% 96
West Midlands 0 214 £410 -5.74% 84
South West -7 172 £439 +3.84% 86
East of England -2 162 £419 +4.55% 46
Yorkshire -2 106 £400 -11.11% 49
East Midlands -17 68 £450 +12.14% 27
North East +1 37 £450 -10.00% 21
Midlands +9 23 £463 +2.77% 1
South Coast +5 6 £400 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1722 (24.82%) SAP
2 1314 (18.94%) Finance
3 995 (14.34%) Oracle
4 805 (11.60%) Microsoft
5 710 (10.23%) SQL
6 677 (9.76%) Migration
7 649 (9.35%) Windows
8 559 (8.06%) Security Cleared
9 481 (6.93%) CRM
10 463 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 425 (6.12%) SC Cleared
12 392 (5.65%) SQL Server
13 368 (5.30%) Banking
14 352 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 346 (4.99%) Project Management
16 331 (4.77%) SharePoint
17 317 (4.57%) Active Directory
18 311 (4.48%) Retail
19 305 (4.40%) Java
20 304 (4.38%) MS Excel
21 297 (4.28%) Cisco
22 295 (4.25%) VMware
23 291 (4.19%) ITIL
24 289 (4.16%) ERP
25 284 (4.09%) Linux
26 275 (3.96%) Data Migration
27 266 (3.83%) UNIX
28 262 (3.78%) .NET
29 256 (3.69%) Telecoms
30 248 (3.57%) Degree

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 331 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 161 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 103 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 102 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 90 (1.30%) SAS
6 85 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 83 (1.20%) IIS
7 83 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 72 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 65 (0.94%) Lync
10 64 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 56 (0.81%) Apache
12 53 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 40 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 31 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 31 (0.45%) CMS
16 28 (0.40%) NetWeaver
17 27 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
18 24 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 304 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.70%) MS Office
3 59 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.82%) MS Project
5 44 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.19%) SPSS
10 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.072%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.043%) Windchill
12 3 (0.043%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.029%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.029%) DOC1
14 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.014%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 239 (3.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 206 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
3 199 (2.87%) SAP FI
4 187 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 168 (2.42%) SAP CO
6 151 (2.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 132 (1.90%) SAP SD
8 130 (1.87%) SAP MM
9 106 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
10 103 (1.48%) SAP SRM
11 101 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
12 94 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
13 93 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
14 87 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
15 78 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
16 75 (1.08%) SAP APO
17 73 (1.05%) SAP IS-U
18 72 (1.04%) SAP PP
19 67 (0.97%) SAP CRM
20 66 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.92%) Office 365
2 47 (0.68%) SaaS
2 47 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
5 14 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.20%) Taleo
6 13 (0.19%) Force.com
7 10 (0.14%) PaaS
8 7 (0.10%) IaaS
9 5 (0.072%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.058%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.058%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.043%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.043%) GitHub
12 1 (0.014%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.014%) Joyent
12 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (2.78%) Firewall
2 129 (1.86%) SAN
3 114 (1.64%) LAN
4 111 (1.60%) WAN
5 97 (1.40%) DNS
6 90 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 82 (1.18%) Internet
8 80 (1.15%) Network Security
9 70 (1.01%) VPN
10 58 (0.84%) SSL
11 56 (0.81%) DHCP
12 52 (0.75%) Wireless
13 51 (0.73%) OSPF
13 51 (0.73%) BGP
14 50 (0.72%) MPLS
15 49 (0.71%) LDAP
16 48 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 43 (0.62%) Intranet
18 42 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
19 39 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 193 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (2.45%) SAP BW
4 144 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 131 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 124 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 115 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
9 104 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 86 (1.24%) Relational Database
11 80 (1.15%) QlikView
11 80 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
12 66 (0.95%) SAP BI
13 59 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 58 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
14 58 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
16 52 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
17 47 (0.68%) Big Data
18 42 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (0.98%) LSMW
2 65 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 59 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 48 (0.69%) Selenium
5 36 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 32 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 31 (0.45%) JIRA
8 27 (0.39%) Cucumber
9 23 (0.33%) JUnit
9 23 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (0.30%) JDeveloper
10 21 (0.30%) WebDriver
11 20 (0.29%) LoadRunner
11 20 (0.29%) Subversion
11 20 (0.29%) Maven
12 19 (0.27%) Axure RP
13 14 (0.20%) Ant
14 13 (0.19%) Git (software)
15 12 (0.17%) ProC
General
1 1314 (18.94%) Finance
2 368 (5.30%) Banking
3 311 (4.48%) Retail
4 256 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 243 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 151 (2.18%) Marketing
7 118 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 110 (1.59%) Billing
9 107 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 70 (1.01%) Advertising
11 67 (0.97%) Legal
12 63 (0.91%) German Language
13 54 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 50 (0.72%) Back Office
15 48 (0.69%) Front Office
16 45 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 42 (0.61%) Publishing
18 38 (0.55%) Automotive
19 28 (0.40%) Retail Banking
20 27 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (3.78%) .NET
2 219 (3.16%) XML
3 188 (2.71%) HTML
3 188 (2.71%) Web Services
4 130 (1.87%) CSS
5 117 (1.69%) Middleware
6 78 (1.12%) SOAP
6 78 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 67 (0.97%) J2EE
8 55 (0.79%) jQuery
9 50 (0.72%) XSLT
10 48 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
11 40 (0.58%) BAPI
12 39 (0.56%) REST
13 38 (0.55%) EDI
14 37 (0.53%) HTML5
15 33 (0.48%) SAP Basis
15 33 (0.48%) Ajax
16 32 (0.46%) WSDL
16 32 (0.46%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 125 (1.80%) Management Information System
2 103 (1.48%) FMCG
3 68 (0.98%) Data Integration
4 64 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 63 (0.91%) Clustering
6 57 (0.82%) CESG
7 54 (0.78%) Open Source
8 53 (0.76%) Replication
9 49 (0.71%) NHS
10 47 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 47 (0.68%) RMADS
11 44 (0.63%) PKI
12 42 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
13 39 (0.56%) Data Conversion
14 37 (0.53%) Mobile App
14 37 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
15 36 (0.52%) Mainframe
16 35 (0.50%) CMDB
17 28 (0.40%) Client/Server
18 26 (0.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 649 (9.35%) Windows
2 284 (4.09%) Linux
3 266 (3.83%) UNIX
4 174 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 106 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 94 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (0.99%) Solaris
9 59 (0.85%) AIX
10 51 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 34 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.29%) Android
14 18 (0.26%) VMS
15 14 (0.20%) zOS
16 11 (0.16%) CentOS
16 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.14%) HPUX
18 9 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.072%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (9.76%) Migration
2 481 (6.93%) CRM
3 463 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 352 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 346 (4.99%) Project Management
6 291 (4.19%) ITIL
7 289 (4.16%) ERP
8 275 (3.96%) Data Migration
9 230 (3.31%) ETL
9 230 (3.31%) Information Security
10 208 (3.00%) Workflow
11 197 (2.84%) Change Management
12 182 (2.62%) Service Management
13 181 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 179 (2.58%) Data Modelling
15 162 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
16 160 (2.31%) Business Analysis
17 153 (2.20%) Risk Management
18 142 (2.05%) Logistics
19 131 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 710 (10.23%) SQL
2 305 (4.40%) Java
3 186 (2.68%) C#
4 185 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 179 (2.58%) ABAP
6 172 (2.48%) PL/SQL
7 124 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 117 (1.69%) C
9 75 (1.08%) Perl
10 74 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 59 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 55 (0.79%) Python
13 37 (0.53%) VBScript
13 37 (0.53%) VB
14 36 (0.52%) C++
15 33 (0.48%) Ruby
16 28 (0.40%) PHP
17 25 (0.36%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.33%) VBA
19 20 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 559 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 425 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 248 (3.57%) Degree
4 138 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 107 (1.54%) CISSP
7 81 (1.17%) CCNP
8 70 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 57 (0.82%) CCIE
10 51 (0.73%) CISM
11 46 (0.66%) MCSE
12 31 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (0.43%) MCITP
14 28 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (0.39%) CISA
15 27 (0.39%) MCTS
16 26 (0.37%) SAP Certification
17 23 (0.33%) CCDP
18 22 (0.32%) ISEB
18 22 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (2.00%) QA
2 93 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (1.04%) SLA
4 45 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.40%) COBIT
8 17 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.10%) UCITS
10 6 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (0.086%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.072%) GxP
11 5 (0.072%) GMP
11 5 (0.072%) GAAP
11 5 (0.072%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.058%) MiFID
12 4 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.058%) CDISC
12 4 (0.058%) GPG13
13 3 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 317 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 182 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.05%) XenApp
4 72 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 59 (0.85%) vSphere
6 54 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (0.55%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (0.23%) XenServer
12 12 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.17%) vCloud
13 11 (0.16%) Xen
14 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.12%) UAG
15 7 (0.10%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.10%) RACF
15 7 (0.10%) NFS
15 7 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 161 (2.32%) SCCM
2 57 (0.82%) SCOM
3 46 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (0.65%) Puppet
5 24 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 23 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 21 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
8 20 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 19 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (0.27%) SCSM
10 18 (0.26%) SCOrch
10 18 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 18 (0.26%) Backup Exec
11 17 (0.24%) WSUS
11 17 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
12 16 (0.23%) Nagios
13 15 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (0.20%) Data Guard
14 14 (0.20%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 1722 (24.82%) SAP
2 995 (14.34%) Oracle
3 805 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 297 (4.28%) Cisco
5 295 (4.25%) VMware
6 185 (2.67%) IBM
7 180 (2.59%) HP
8 148 (2.13%) Citrix
9 132 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 127 (1.83%) Business Objects
11 95 (1.37%) EMC
12 84 (1.21%) Juniper
12 84 (1.21%) Informatica
13 81 (1.17%) Hyperion
14 79 (1.14%) F5
15 74 (1.07%) Symantec
16 66 (0.95%) CheckPoint
17 59 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 59 (0.85%) NetApp
18 58 (0.84%) Cognos
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
I3
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Please quote daily rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: market rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday