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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3490 3595 3192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.04% 7.68% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 8.29% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1858 1527
Average daily rate
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£450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 33
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £12.50 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.80 £61.15 £56.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 1552 £475 +5.55% 352
South East -6 696 £433 +1.76% 131
North West -6 257 £450 +12.35% 70
South West -2 213 £450 +5.88% 57
East of England +5 189 £425 +6.25% 39
West Midlands -13 145 £400 - 52
East Midlands +22 141 £425 -10.52% 15
Yorkshire -1 129 £449 +12.12% 35
North East -7 48 £410 -0.30% 8
Midlands +1 28 £450 +2.85% 6
South Coast - - - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1676 (23.18%) SAP
2 1456 (20.14%) Finance
3 991 (13.71%) Oracle
4 812 (11.23%) SQL
5 774 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 733 (10.14%) Migration
7 654 (9.05%) Windows
8 601 (8.31%) Security Cleared
9 461 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 439 (6.07%) SC Cleared
11 422 (5.84%) CRM
12 387 (5.35%) Cisco
13 361 (4.99%) Banking
13 361 (4.99%) SQL Server
14 350 (4.84%) VMware
15 334 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
16 329 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 323 (4.47%) SharePoint
18 318 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
19 310 (4.29%) Active Directory
20 307 (4.25%) Java
21 305 (4.22%) ITIL
22 302 (4.18%) ERP
22 302 (4.18%) Linux
23 289 (4.00%) ETL
24 286 (3.96%) Retail
25 285 (3.94%) Information Security
26 283 (3.91%) Firewall
26 283 (3.91%) Oracle EBS R12
27 280 (3.87%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 323 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 152 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 122 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 100 (1.38%) SAS
5 98 (1.36%) Lync
6 95 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 88 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 83 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 77 (1.07%) NetWeaver
10 76 (1.05%) IIS
11 61 (0.84%) Apache
12 60 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 59 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
14 54 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
15 38 (0.53%) JBoss
16 36 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (0.44%) Tomcat
19 31 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 251 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 93 (1.29%) MS Office
3 49 (0.68%) MS Project
4 47 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.12%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.11%) SPSS
12 8 (0.11%) Mathematica
13 4 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.041%) Windchill
15 2 (0.028%) DOC1
15 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.014%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 283 (3.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 243 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
3 190 (2.63%) SAP FI
4 158 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 140 (1.94%) SAP CO
5 140 (1.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 131 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 127 (1.76%) Oracle Payables
8 125 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
9 116 (1.60%) SAP SD
10 104 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
11 95 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
12 91 (1.26%) SAP MM
13 87 (1.20%) Agresso
14 81 (1.12%) SAP APO
15 78 (1.08%) SAP SRM
16 77 (1.07%) SAP BPC
17 76 (1.05%) SAP PP
18 74 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
18 74 (1.02%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 106 (1.47%) Office 365
2 60 (0.83%) SaaS
3 55 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (0.43%) Force.com
4 31 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 26 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.12%) IaaS
8 7 (0.097%) Taleo
9 6 (0.083%) PaaS
10 5 (0.069%) Route 53
10 5 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.055%) MailChimp
12 3 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.041%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.041%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.041%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 283 (3.91%) Firewall
2 114 (1.58%) SAN
3 113 (1.56%) Network Security
4 107 (1.48%) DNS
5 103 (1.42%) LAN
5 103 (1.42%) WAN
6 88 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 84 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 80 (1.11%) VPN
8 80 (1.11%) SSL
9 76 (1.05%) Internet
10 63 (0.87%) NetScaler
11 60 (0.83%) BGP
11 60 (0.83%) LDAP
12 58 (0.80%) Wireless
13 56 (0.77%) OSPF
13 56 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 55 (0.76%) DHCP
15 53 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 209 (2.89%) SAP BW
3 176 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 145 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 135 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 123 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 95 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 82 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 78 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 76 (1.05%) QlikView
10 76 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 72 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 71 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 71 (0.98%) Relational Database
13 57 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 53 (0.73%) SAP BI
15 52 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
16 51 (0.71%) DB2
17 49 (0.68%) MySQL
18 44 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 52 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 50 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 45 (0.62%) JIRA
4 41 (0.57%) LSMW
4 41 (0.57%) Selenium
5 37 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 29 (0.40%) Axure RP
7 26 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.36%) MSI
8 22 (0.30%) Maven
9 18 (0.25%) Git (software)
10 17 (0.24%) WebDriver
11 16 (0.22%) Subversion
12 13 (0.18%) JUnit
13 11 (0.15%) Ant
13 11 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
13 11 (0.15%) Artifactory
13 11 (0.15%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.15%) Cucumber
General
1 1456 (20.14%) Finance
2 361 (4.99%) Banking
3 286 (3.96%) Retail
4 233 (3.22%) Manufacturing
5 200 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 135 (1.87%) Advertising
7 126 (1.74%) Automotive
8 118 (1.63%) Marketing
9 112 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 103 (1.42%) Billing
11 96 (1.33%) General Ledger
12 84 (1.16%) Investment Banking
13 80 (1.11%) Legal
14 46 (0.64%) Publishing
14 46 (0.64%) Front Office
15 45 (0.62%) Back Office
15 45 (0.62%) German Language
16 35 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 33 (0.46%) Local Government
18 28 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (3.38%) .NET
2 204 (2.82%) Web Services
3 203 (2.81%) XML
4 184 (2.55%) HTML
5 116 (1.60%) Middleware
6 113 (1.56%) CSS
7 75 (1.04%) SOAP
8 69 (0.95%) ASP.NET
9 59 (0.82%) J2EE
10 54 (0.75%) jQuery
10 54 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
11 50 (0.69%) REST
12 46 (0.64%) BAPI
13 41 (0.57%) JSON
14 40 (0.55%) HTML5
15 39 (0.54%) Ajax
15 39 (0.54%) SAP Basis
16 35 (0.48%) EDI
17 34 (0.47%) WCF
18 30 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 334 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (1.91%) User Experience
3 99 (1.37%) FMCG
4 98 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 64 (0.89%) Replication
6 59 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 59 (0.82%) Visualisation
7 58 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 57 (0.79%) Data Integration
9 46 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (0.62%) Mainframe
11 44 (0.61%) PKI
12 41 (0.57%) Clustering
13 39 (0.54%) Open Source
14 36 (0.50%) Fat Client
14 36 (0.50%) Thin Client
15 34 (0.47%) NHS
15 34 (0.47%) iPad
16 33 (0.46%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 654 (9.05%) Windows
2 302 (4.18%) Linux
3 268 (3.71%) UNIX
4 176 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 57 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (0.79%) Solaris
9 54 (0.75%) AIX
10 32 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.37%) Android
11 27 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.24%) zOS
13 16 (0.22%) HPUX
14 12 (0.17%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.15%) CentOS
15 11 (0.15%) VMS
16 7 (0.097%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (10.14%) Migration
2 461 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
3 422 (5.84%) CRM
4 329 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 318 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
6 305 (4.22%) ITIL
7 302 (4.18%) ERP
8 289 (4.00%) ETL
9 285 (3.94%) Information Security
10 280 (3.87%) Project Management
11 272 (3.76%) Data Migration
12 230 (3.18%) Workflow
13 176 (2.43%) Risk Management
14 171 (2.37%) Change Management
15 168 (2.32%) Analytics
16 162 (2.24%) Data Modelling
17 138 (1.91%) Business Analysis
18 133 (1.84%) User Acceptance Testing
19 129 (1.78%) Data Management
20 126 (1.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 812 (11.23%) SQL
2 307 (4.25%) Java
3 183 (2.53%) PL/SQL
4 177 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 165 (2.28%) ABAP
6 157 (2.17%) C#
7 139 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 93 (1.29%) Python
9 83 (1.15%) C
10 67 (0.93%) Perl
11 60 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 43 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 43 (0.59%) Ruby
13 39 (0.54%) VBScript
14 34 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 32 (0.44%) C++
16 29 (0.40%) Apex Code
17 24 (0.33%) VBA
18 23 (0.32%) VB.NET
19 20 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 601 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 439 (6.07%) SC Cleared
3 199 (2.75%) CISSP
4 191 (2.64%) Degree
5 164 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 108 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 107 (1.48%) CISM
9 103 (1.42%) CCNP
10 69 (0.95%) CCIE
11 68 (0.94%) MCSE
12 52 (0.72%) SAP Certification
13 48 (0.66%) MCITP
14 47 (0.65%) CCNA
15 43 (0.59%) CISA
16 32 (0.44%) ISEB
16 32 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (0.41%) MCTS
18 27 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 26 (0.36%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (1.65%) QA
3 80 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 70 (0.97%) SLA
5 47 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 41 (0.57%) COBIT
7 38 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.24%) GAAP
10 12 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.14%) CDISC
12 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.11%) GPG13
12 8 (0.11%) GxP
13 6 (0.083%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.069%) EMIR
14 5 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.069%) GMP
15 4 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 4 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 310 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 208 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.23%) XenApp
4 77 (1.07%) XenDesktop
5 71 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 63 (0.87%) vSphere
7 47 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 21 (0.29%) XenServer
11 18 (0.25%) vCloud
12 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.14%) RACF
14 9 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.11%) Firmware
15 8 (0.11%) Snort
16 7 (0.097%) SRDF
16 7 (0.097%) ACF2
17 5 (0.069%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 152 (2.10%) SCCM
2 89 (1.23%) SCOM
3 59 (0.82%) Puppet
4 46 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (0.39%) Control-M
7 26 (0.36%) Ansible
8 25 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 22 (0.30%) Nagios
10 21 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
11 20 (0.28%) SCOrch
12 19 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 18 (0.25%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.24%) OpenView
14 17 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.22%) Salt
15 16 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1676 (23.18%) SAP
2 991 (13.71%) Oracle
3 774 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 387 (5.35%) Cisco
5 350 (4.84%) VMware
6 206 (2.85%) HP
7 195 (2.70%) Citrix
8 194 (2.68%) IBM
9 127 (1.76%) F5
10 126 (1.74%) Business Objects
11 120 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
12 97 (1.34%) Informatica
13 94 (1.30%) EMC
14 93 (1.29%) Juniper
14 93 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 73 (1.01%) Red Hat
16 66 (0.91%) NetApp
17 58 (0.80%) Remedy
18 56 (0.77%) BMC
19 55 (0.76%) Dell
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