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 22 August 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
22 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 3593 3445 3561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.05% 7.08% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.62% 7.63% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1775 1666
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £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 32 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% -19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £44.47 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +3 1810 £450 - 487
South East -13 522 £410 -0.60% 201
West Midlands +2 233 £408 -4.11% 77
North West -2 225 £425 +6.25% 95
South West +3 211 £425 +0.59% 85
East of England -2 165 £406 +1.43% 51
Yorkshire +6 128 £450 +5.26% 46
East Midlands -12 71 £440 +10.00% 20
North East -5 40 £450 -14.28% 15
Midlands +6 21 £475 -2.56% 3
South Coast +5 4 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 1652 (23.98%) SAP
2 1342 (19.48%) Finance
3 1009 (14.65%) Oracle
4 792 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 721 (10.47%) SQL
6 711 (10.32%) Migration
7 642 (9.32%) Windows
8 516 (7.49%) Security Cleared
9 454 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
10 436 (6.33%) CRM
11 396 (5.75%) SC Cleared
12 390 (5.66%) SQL Server
13 353 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 351 (5.10%) Banking
15 346 (5.02%) SharePoint
16 329 (4.78%) Retail
17 305 (4.43%) Active Directory
18 300 (4.36%) Cisco
19 295 (4.28%) MS Excel
20 292 (4.24%) Project Management
21 288 (4.18%) Java
21 288 (4.18%) Data Migration
22 281 (4.08%) ERP
22 281 (4.08%) Linux
23 276 (4.01%) VMware
24 267 (3.88%) Manufacturing
25 253 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
26 252 (3.66%) .NET
26 252 (3.66%) UNIX
27 250 (3.63%) ETL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 346 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 171 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 117 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 97 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 90 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 89 (1.29%) SAS
8 87 (1.26%) IIS
9 80 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 67 (0.97%) Lync
11 64 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
12 61 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (0.86%) Apache
14 44 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
15 43 (0.62%) NetWeaver
16 36 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
17 34 (0.49%) CMS
18 27 (0.39%) Tomcat
19 26 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
19 26 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 295 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 108 (1.57%) MS Office
3 55 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.75%) MS Project
5 51 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 17 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.19%) SPSS
9 13 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
12 7 (0.10%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.044%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.029%) DOC1
15 1 (0.015%) CPLEX
15 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.015%) Windchill
15 1 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 253 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 237 (3.44%) Oracle EBS
3 186 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 175 (2.54%) SAP FI
5 148 (2.15%) SAP CO
6 126 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
7 122 (1.77%) SAP SD
8 120 (1.74%) SAP MM
9 118 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
10 115 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
11 111 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
12 110 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
13 100 (1.45%) SAP SRM
14 89 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
15 82 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
16 77 (1.12%) SAP PP
17 70 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
18 69 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
19 63 (0.91%) SAP APO
20 61 (0.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 81 (1.18%) Office 365
2 52 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (0.54%) SaaS
4 34 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.29%) Force.com
6 17 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 16 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.15%) PaaS
10 9 (0.13%) Taleo
11 7 (0.10%) IaaS
12 6 (0.087%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.073%) GitHub
13 5 (0.073%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.058%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.058%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.044%) MailChimp
16 2 (0.029%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.029%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 214 (3.11%) Firewall
2 118 (1.71%) SAN
3 93 (1.35%) LAN
4 88 (1.28%) WAN
4 88 (1.28%) DNS
4 88 (1.28%) Network Security
5 78 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 76 (1.10%) Internet
7 64 (0.93%) SSL
8 63 (0.91%) VPN
9 61 (0.89%) Wireless
10 51 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 50 (0.73%) HTTP
11 50 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (0.68%) DHCP
12 47 (0.68%) BGP
13 46 (0.67%) OSPF
14 45 (0.65%) Intranet
15 44 (0.64%) MPLS
16 41 (0.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 190 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 169 (2.45%) SAP BW
4 141 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 136 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 128 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 105 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
8 103 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 85 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 80 (1.16%) QlikView
12 77 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 72 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 59 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
14 59 (0.86%) SAP BI
15 55 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
16 51 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
17 50 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 46 (0.67%) Big Data
19 43 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 57 (0.83%) LSMW
3 55 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
4 47 (0.68%) Selenium
5 41 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 35 (0.51%) JIRA
7 28 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.39%) Axure RP
9 25 (0.36%) WebDriver
9 25 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
10 23 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 21 (0.30%) Maven
11 21 (0.30%) Subversion
12 19 (0.28%) JDeveloper
13 18 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (0.25%) JUnit
15 13 (0.19%) RSpec
15 13 (0.19%) LoadRunner
16 12 (0.17%) Ant
16 12 (0.17%) Git (software)
General
1 1342 (19.48%) Finance
2 351 (5.10%) Banking
3 329 (4.78%) Retail
4 267 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 220 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 149 (2.16%) Marketing
7 121 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 115 (1.67%) Billing
9 101 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.20%) Advertising
11 76 (1.10%) General Ledger
12 65 (0.94%) Legal
13 59 (0.86%) German Language
14 55 (0.80%) Back Office
15 51 (0.74%) Front Office
16 47 (0.68%) Automotive
17 45 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 44 (0.64%) Publishing
19 24 (0.35%) Local Government
20 22 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (3.66%) .NET
2 208 (3.02%) XML
3 175 (2.54%) HTML
3 175 (2.54%) Web Services
4 120 (1.74%) Middleware
5 113 (1.64%) CSS
6 74 (1.07%) ASP.NET
7 62 (0.90%) J2EE
8 60 (0.87%) SOAP
9 58 (0.84%) jQuery
10 51 (0.74%) XSLT
11 50 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
12 40 (0.58%) BAPI
13 36 (0.52%) WebCenter
13 36 (0.52%) REST
14 34 (0.49%) EDI
14 34 (0.49%) SAP Basis
14 34 (0.49%) HTML5
15 31 (0.45%) WSDL
16 29 (0.42%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 114 (1.66%) Management Information System
2 76 (1.10%) FMCG
3 64 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 61 (0.89%) Clustering
4 61 (0.89%) Data Integration
5 52 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 50 (0.73%) Open Source
7 49 (0.71%) Replication
8 47 (0.68%) Mainframe
9 46 (0.67%) RMADS
9 46 (0.67%) CESG
10 42 (0.61%) NHS
11 41 (0.60%) Data Conversion
12 38 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 38 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (0.55%) PKI
13 37 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
14 34 (0.49%) GIS
14 34 (0.49%) CMDB
15 32 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 642 (9.32%) Windows
2 281 (4.08%) Linux
3 252 (3.66%) UNIX
4 172 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 71 (1.03%) Solaris
9 61 (0.89%) AIX
10 52 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 25 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.28%) Android
14 17 (0.25%) zOS
15 16 (0.23%) VMS
16 12 (0.17%) HPUX
17 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.15%) CentOS
19 9 (0.13%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.087%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (10.32%) Migration
2 454 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
3 436 (6.33%) CRM
4 353 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 292 (4.24%) Project Management
6 288 (4.18%) Data Migration
7 281 (4.08%) ERP
8 250 (3.63%) ETL
9 238 (3.46%) ITIL
9 238 (3.46%) Information Security
10 207 (3.01%) Workflow
11 189 (2.74%) Change Management
12 171 (2.48%) Data Modelling
13 166 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 165 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
15 154 (2.24%) Business Analysis
16 147 (2.13%) Risk Management
17 145 (2.11%) Analytics
18 137 (1.99%) Service Management
19 131 (1.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 721 (10.47%) SQL
2 288 (4.18%) Java
3 177 (2.57%) C#
4 176 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 167 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 164 (2.38%) ABAP
7 136 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 108 (1.57%) C
9 75 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 75 (1.09%) Perl
10 65 (0.94%) T-SQL
11 58 (0.84%) Python
12 41 (0.60%) VBScript
13 39 (0.57%) C++
14 33 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 27 (0.39%) Ruby
15 27 (0.39%) VB
16 21 (0.30%) PHP
17 19 (0.28%) Apex Code
17 19 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 516 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 396 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 221 (3.21%) Degree
4 145 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (1.77%) CISSP
6 105 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (1.31%) CCNP
8 64 (0.93%) CISM
9 61 (0.89%) CCIE
9 61 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 44 (0.64%) MCSE
11 35 (0.51%) SAP Certification
12 33 (0.48%) CISA
12 33 (0.48%) CCNA
13 30 (0.44%) MCITP
14 27 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.36%) MCTS
17 22 (0.32%) CCDP
18 21 (0.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (2.05%) QA
2 100 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (0.99%) SLA
4 50 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 47 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.33%) COBIT
8 15 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.15%) CDISC
10 7 (0.10%) UCITS
11 6 (0.087%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.073%) GPG13
12 5 (0.073%) AIFMD
12 5 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.058%) GMP
13 4 (0.058%) GxP
13 4 (0.058%) GAAP
13 4 (0.058%) MiFID
14 3 (0.044%) HL7
14 3 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 305 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 169 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (1.09%) XenApp
4 70 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.83%) vSphere
6 53 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 41 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 24 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.22%) XenServer
12 11 (0.16%) vCloud
13 9 (0.13%) Xen
13 9 (0.13%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.12%) RACF
14 8 (0.12%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.087%) NFS
15 6 (0.087%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.087%) Squid
15 6 (0.087%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 145 (2.11%) SCCM
2 65 (0.94%) SCOM
3 53 (0.77%) Puppet
4 42 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 23 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
8 22 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 21 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 21 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
12 17 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 16 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.23%) WSUS
13 16 (0.23%) SCSM
14 14 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.19%) Nagios
16 12 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1652 (23.98%) SAP
2 1009 (14.65%) Oracle
3 792 (11.50%) Microsoft
4 300 (4.36%) Cisco
5 276 (4.01%) VMware
6 195 (2.83%) HP
7 179 (2.60%) IBM
8 148 (2.15%) Citrix
9 133 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 117 (1.70%) Business Objects
11 96 (1.39%) Juniper
12 91 (1.32%) EMC
13 89 (1.29%) F5
13 89 (1.29%) Informatica
14 76 (1.10%) Symantec
15 75 (1.09%) CheckPoint
16 69 (1.00%) Hyperion
17 66 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
18 59 (0.86%) Red Hat
19 55 (0.80%) NetApp
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