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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3449 3355 3653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.99% 7.20% 6.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.56% 7.77% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1776 1711 1719
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £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 21 24 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.88 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -18.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
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 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1704 £450 - 432
South East -5 525 £400 - 185
North West +6 246 £425 +3.56% 87
West Midlands +1 216 £425 -0.87% 82
South West -8 183 £448 +5.95% 83
East of England +6 166 £425 +6.11% 49
Yorkshire -4 113 £425 -2.85% 45
East Midlands -16 72 £450 +12.50% 19
North East -4 38 £450 -10.00% 24
Midlands +6 23 £475 +2.70% 1
South Coast +7 7 £400 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1708 (24.77%) SAP
2 1318 (19.11%) Finance
3 1017 (14.75%) Oracle
4 804 (11.66%) Microsoft
5 721 (10.46%) SQL
6 690 (10.01%) Migration
7 642 (9.31%) Windows
8 543 (7.87%) Security Cleared
9 466 (6.76%) CRM
10 457 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
11 414 (6.00%) SC Cleared
12 391 (5.67%) SQL Server
13 358 (5.19%) Banking
14 348 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 328 (4.76%) SharePoint
16 327 (4.74%) Project Management
17 305 (4.42%) Java
17 305 (4.42%) Active Directory
18 304 (4.41%) Retail
19 299 (4.34%) Cisco
19 299 (4.34%) MS Excel
20 294 (4.26%) ERP
21 290 (4.21%) VMware
22 287 (4.16%) Data Migration
23 281 (4.07%) ITIL
24 279 (4.05%) Linux
25 264 (3.83%) UNIX
26 256 (3.71%) .NET
27 249 (3.61%) Telecoms
28 243 (3.52%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 328 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 159 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 102 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 98 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 91 (1.32%) SAS
6 87 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 86 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 82 (1.19%) IIS
9 76 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 66 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
11 62 (0.90%) Lync
12 56 (0.81%) Apache
12 56 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 44 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (0.46%) NetWeaver
15 31 (0.45%) CMS
15 31 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 25 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 22 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 299 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 110 (1.60%) MS Office
3 62 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.83%) MS Project
5 47 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.19%) SPSS
8 12 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.087%) Mathematica
12 5 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.044%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.044%) Windchill
14 2 (0.029%) DOC1
14 2 (0.029%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.015%) Simulink
15 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 240 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 220 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
3 194 (2.81%) SAP FI
4 184 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 167 (2.42%) SAP CO
6 145 (2.10%) SAP FI/CO
7 130 (1.89%) SAP MM
8 129 (1.87%) SAP SD
9 115 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
10 104 (1.51%) SAP SRM
11 103 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
12 96 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
13 94 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
14 89 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
15 79 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
16 76 (1.10%) SAP PP
17 73 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
18 68 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
19 66 (0.96%) SAP APO
20 61 (0.88%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.88%) Office 365
2 45 (0.65%) SaaS
2 45 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 15 (0.22%) Force.com
6 14 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.17%) Taleo
8 10 (0.15%) PaaS
9 7 (0.10%) IaaS
10 6 (0.087%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.058%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.058%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.044%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.044%) GitHub
13 1 (0.015%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.015%) Responsys
13 1 (0.015%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (2.89%) Firewall
2 126 (1.83%) SAN
3 106 (1.54%) LAN
4 103 (1.49%) WAN
5 93 (1.35%) DNS
6 90 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 84 (1.22%) Internet
8 82 (1.19%) Network Security
9 68 (0.99%) VPN
10 58 (0.84%) SSL
11 52 (0.75%) Wireless
11 52 (0.75%) DHCP
12 51 (0.74%) OSPF
12 51 (0.74%) BGP
13 50 (0.73%) MPLS
14 48 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 47 (0.68%) LDAP
16 45 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (0.59%) Intranet
18 39 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 196 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 169 (2.45%) SAP BW
4 148 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 135 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 128 (1.86%) Oracle BI EE
7 114 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
9 101 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 89 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 81 (1.17%) QlikView
12 80 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
13 63 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 62 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
14 62 (0.90%) SAP BI
15 60 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 57 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
17 56 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
18 43 (0.62%) Big Data
19 40 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (0.96%) LSMW
2 64 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 60 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
4 47 (0.68%) Selenium
5 39 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 34 (0.49%) JIRA
7 31 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 30 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.35%) JUnit
11 23 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 21 (0.30%) JDeveloper
12 21 (0.30%) Maven
13 20 (0.29%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.29%) Subversion
13 20 (0.29%) LoadRunner
14 19 (0.28%) Axure RP
15 13 (0.19%) Ant
15 13 (0.19%) Git (software)
16 12 (0.17%) RSpec
General
1 1318 (19.11%) Finance
2 358 (5.19%) Banking
3 304 (4.41%) Retail
4 249 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 243 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 151 (2.19%) Marketing
7 115 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 108 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 107 (1.55%) Billing
10 77 (1.12%) Advertising
11 63 (0.91%) Legal
12 60 (0.87%) German Language
13 59 (0.86%) General Ledger
14 54 (0.78%) Back Office
15 51 (0.74%) Front Office
16 47 (0.68%) Financial Institution
17 44 (0.64%) Automotive
18 41 (0.59%) Publishing
19 26 (0.38%) Local Government
20 23 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (3.71%) .NET
2 214 (3.10%) XML
3 180 (2.61%) HTML
3 180 (2.61%) Web Services
4 120 (1.74%) CSS
5 115 (1.67%) Middleware
6 75 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 72 (1.04%) SOAP
8 65 (0.94%) J2EE
9 53 (0.77%) jQuery
10 49 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
11 45 (0.65%) XSLT
12 40 (0.58%) EDI
12 40 (0.58%) BAPI
13 38 (0.55%) REST
14 37 (0.54%) HTML5
15 35 (0.51%) SAP Basis
16 32 (0.46%) WebCenter
17 30 (0.44%) Ajax
17 30 (0.44%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 121 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 100 (1.45%) FMCG
3 68 (0.99%) Data Integration
4 62 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 57 (0.83%) Clustering
6 55 (0.80%) CESG
7 53 (0.77%) Replication
8 50 (0.73%) Open Source
9 47 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 46 (0.67%) RMADS
10 46 (0.67%) NHS
11 42 (0.61%) PKI
11 42 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
12 40 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 39 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 39 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 37 (0.54%) Data Conversion
15 36 (0.52%) CMDB
16 33 (0.48%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 642 (9.31%) Windows
2 279 (4.05%) Linux
3 264 (3.83%) UNIX
4 170 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 108 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 105 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 91 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (1.00%) Solaris
9 61 (0.88%) AIX
10 47 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 31 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.28%) Android
14 18 (0.26%) VMS
15 16 (0.23%) zOS
16 11 (0.16%) HPUX
16 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.15%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.13%) CentOS
19 5 (0.073%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (10.01%) Migration
2 466 (6.76%) CRM
3 457 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
4 348 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 327 (4.74%) Project Management
6 294 (4.26%) ERP
7 287 (4.16%) Data Migration
8 281 (4.07%) ITIL
9 240 (3.48%) ETL
10 227 (3.29%) Information Security
11 210 (3.05%) Workflow
12 197 (2.86%) Change Management
13 176 (2.55%) Data Modelling
13 176 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 167 (2.42%) Service Management
15 164 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
16 160 (2.32%) Business Analysis
17 151 (2.19%) Risk Management
18 139 (2.02%) Logistics
19 131 (1.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 721 (10.46%) SQL
2 305 (4.42%) Java
3 183 (2.65%) C#
4 182 (2.64%) JavaScript
5 180 (2.61%) PL/SQL
6 178 (2.58%) ABAP
7 123 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 116 (1.68%) C
9 76 (1.10%) Perl
10 75 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 59 (0.86%) T-SQL
12 54 (0.78%) Python
13 39 (0.57%) VBScript
14 35 (0.51%) VB
15 33 (0.48%) C++
16 30 (0.44%) Ruby
17 27 (0.39%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.33%) PHP
19 20 (0.29%) VBA
20 18 (0.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 543 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 414 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 239 (3.47%) Degree
4 136 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 106 (1.54%) CISSP
7 80 (1.16%) CCNP
8 67 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 56 (0.81%) CCIE
10 48 (0.70%) CISM
11 45 (0.65%) MCSE
12 29 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (0.42%) MCITP
13 27 (0.39%) MCTS
14 25 (0.36%) CISA
15 22 (0.32%) SAP Certification
15 22 (0.32%) ISEB
15 22 (0.32%) CCNA
15 22 (0.32%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (2.06%) QA
2 90 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.00%) SLA
4 45 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.39%) COBIT
8 17 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.10%) CDISC
9 7 (0.10%) UCITS
10 6 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.073%) GMP
11 5 (0.073%) AIFMD
11 5 (0.073%) GPG13
12 4 (0.058%) MiFID
12 4 (0.058%) GAAP
12 4 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.044%) GxP
13 3 (0.044%) BS7799
System Software
1 305 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 179 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (1.04%) XenApp
4 69 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.90%) vSphere
6 53 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.54%) VMware ESX
9 19 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.23%) XenServer
11 14 (0.20%) vCloud
12 12 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.16%) Xen
14 7 (0.10%) NFS
14 7 (0.10%) RACF
14 7 (0.10%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.10%) UAG
14 7 (0.10%) Squid
15 6 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 155 (2.25%) SCCM
2 59 (0.86%) SCOM
3 46 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (0.61%) Puppet
5 25 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 21 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 21 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 21 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
7 19 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 19 (0.28%) SCSM
7 19 (0.28%) SCOrch
8 18 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 18 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 17 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 17 (0.25%) WSUS
9 17 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 15 (0.22%) Data Guard
11 14 (0.20%) OpenIDM
11 14 (0.20%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 1708 (24.77%) SAP
2 1017 (14.75%) Oracle
3 804 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 299 (4.34%) Cisco
5 290 (4.21%) VMware
6 187 (2.71%) HP
7 183 (2.65%) IBM
8 148 (2.15%) Citrix
9 134 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 125 (1.81%) Business Objects
11 94 (1.36%) EMC
12 88 (1.28%) Informatica
13 86 (1.25%) Juniper
14 80 (1.16%) F5
15 79 (1.15%) Hyperion
16 71 (1.03%) Symantec
17 69 (1.00%) CheckPoint
18 60 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
18 60 (0.87%) NetApp
19 56 (0.81%) Siebel
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