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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3307 3565 3386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.22% 7.08% 7.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 7.66% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1849 1757
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 30
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.56 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.88% -19.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.16 £10.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £47.75 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 1421 £465 +2.19% 487
South East +1 588 £438 +6.70% 178
North West +10 367 £450 +5.88% 125
East of England +8 182 £450 +12.50% 53
West Midlands -8 174 £428 +6.93% 80
South West -11 174 £425 - 79
Yorkshire 0 161 £400 -9.34% 51
East Midlands +2 80 £400 -5.88% 30
North East -22 40 £369 -17.13% 38
Midlands +7 39 £450 -5.26%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1319 (20.59%) Finance
2 1251 (19.53%) SAP
3 912 (14.24%) Oracle
4 729 (11.38%) Microsoft
5 688 (10.74%) Migration
6 672 (10.49%) SQL
7 587 (9.16%) Windows
8 511 (7.98%) Security Cleared
9 413 (6.45%) CRM
9 413 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 386 (6.03%) SC Cleared
11 355 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
12 352 (5.50%) Banking
13 344 (5.37%) ITIL
14 319 (4.98%) SQL Server
15 316 (4.93%) Linux
16 315 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 314 (4.90%) VMware
18 312 (4.87%) Project Management
19 297 (4.64%) Java
20 292 (4.56%) ERP
21 283 (4.42%) UNIX
22 276 (4.31%) Cisco
23 260 (4.06%) MS Excel
24 257 (4.01%) Firewall
25 252 (3.93%) Information Security
25 252 (3.93%) IBM
26 251 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
27 250 (3.90%) Retail
28 249 (3.89%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 247 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.01%) WebSphere
3 94 (1.47%) SAS
3 94 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 91 (1.42%) IIS
5 86 (1.34%) Lync
6 72 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 57 (0.89%) Apache
8 50 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 49 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 45 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 43 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 42 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 42 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
13 38 (0.59%) CMS
13 38 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 28 (0.44%) NetWeaver
15 25 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 25 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 260 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 92 (1.44%) MS Office
3 55 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.52%) MS Project
6 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.078%) FastStats
12 4 (0.062%) DOC1
13 3 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.031%) SPSS
15 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.016%) InDesign
15 1 (0.016%) Windchill
15 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 242 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 211 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 167 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 119 (1.86%) SAP FI
5 115 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
6 104 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
7 97 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 97 (1.51%) SAP SD
8 87 (1.36%) SAP CO
9 83 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
10 81 (1.26%) SAP MM
11 75 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
12 73 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
13 64 (1.00%) SAP CRM
14 59 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
15 55 (0.86%) Agresso
16 50 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
17 49 (0.77%) Oracle E-Business Tax
17 49 (0.77%) SAP HR
18 47 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 123 (1.92%) Office 365
2 108 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (0.69%) SaaS
5 33 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
7 24 (0.37%) PaaS
8 23 (0.36%) Taleo
9 22 (0.34%) IaaS
10 21 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 15 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.22%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.17%) Force.com
15 6 (0.094%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.094%) Route 53
15 6 (0.094%) Yammer
15 6 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 257 (4.01%) Firewall
2 134 (2.09%) DNS
3 128 (2.00%) WAN
4 121 (1.89%) LAN
5 101 (1.58%) SAN
6 84 (1.31%) Network Security
7 82 (1.28%) DHCP
8 79 (1.23%) Internet
9 74 (1.16%) SSL
9 74 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 72 (1.12%) Wireless
11 57 (0.89%) VPN
12 55 (0.86%) NetScaler
13 50 (0.78%) LDAP
14 48 (0.75%) NAS
15 46 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
16 45 (0.70%) HTTP
17 41 (0.64%) MPLS
18 40 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 171 (2.67%) SAP BW
3 152 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 112 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
6 110 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 104 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 83 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
9 82 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 75 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
11 67 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 55 (0.86%) Big Data
12 55 (0.86%) DB2
13 54 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 53 (0.83%) SAP BI
14 53 (0.83%) Essbase
15 47 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 45 (0.70%) OLAP
17 44 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
18 41 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 74 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 59 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (0.66%) JIRA
4 33 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 31 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 31 (0.48%) Subversion
6 30 (0.47%) Axure RP
7 29 (0.45%) Maven
8 28 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
9 27 (0.42%) Selenium
10 25 (0.39%) LSMW
11 24 (0.37%) Toad
12 22 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.25%) PeopleTools
14 15 (0.23%) MSI
14 15 (0.23%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.22%) Ant
16 12 (0.19%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.17%) Fiddler
17 11 (0.17%) HP UFT
General
1 1319 (20.59%) Finance
2 352 (5.50%) Banking
3 250 (3.90%) Retail
4 212 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 199 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 175 (2.73%) Marketing
7 104 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 71 (1.11%) Advertising
9 69 (1.08%) General Ledger
10 68 (1.06%) Billing
11 56 (0.87%) Legal
12 54 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 46 (0.72%) Local Government
14 43 (0.67%) Back Office
15 41 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.64%) Automotive
16 33 (0.52%) Publishing
17 30 (0.47%) German Language
18 29 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (3.36%) .NET
2 200 (3.12%) XML
3 146 (2.28%) Web Services
4 141 (2.20%) HTML
5 116 (1.81%) Middleware
6 83 (1.30%) J2EE
7 76 (1.19%) CSS
8 66 (1.03%) SOAP
9 60 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
10 56 (0.87%) SAP Basis
11 52 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
12 49 (0.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 47 (0.73%) ASP.NET
14 44 (0.69%) EDI
15 38 (0.59%) REST
16 36 (0.56%) jQuery
17 34 (0.53%) WebCenter
18 31 (0.48%) XSLT
19 29 (0.45%) Spring
20 28 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 251 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 136 (2.12%) User Experience
4 113 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 63 (0.98%) Clustering
5 63 (0.98%) FMCG
6 61 (0.95%) PKI
7 58 (0.91%) DataPower
7 58 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 46 (0.72%) CMDB
8 46 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 45 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 38 (0.59%) Replication
12 37 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 31 (0.48%) Visualisation
14 27 (0.42%) NHS
15 26 (0.41%) Social Media
15 26 (0.41%) Data Structures
16 25 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 587 (9.16%) Windows
2 316 (4.93%) Linux
3 283 (4.42%) UNIX
4 142 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (1.78%) AIX
7 105 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 50 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (0.75%) Solaris
11 29 (0.45%) Android
12 25 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.25%) VMS
15 15 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.23%) CentOS
15 15 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
16 11 (0.17%) zOS
17 9 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (10.74%) Migration
2 413 (6.45%) CRM
2 413 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
3 355 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
4 344 (5.37%) ITIL
5 315 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 312 (4.87%) Project Management
7 292 (4.56%) ERP
8 252 (3.93%) Information Security
9 244 (3.81%) Data Migration
10 199 (3.11%) Analytics
11 182 (2.84%) ETL
12 166 (2.59%) Workflow
13 150 (2.34%) Change Management
14 139 (2.17%) Risk Management
15 137 (2.14%) Data Modelling
16 136 (2.12%) Service Management
16 136 (2.12%) Business Analysis
17 118 (1.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 115 (1.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 672 (10.49%) SQL
2 297 (4.64%) Java
3 165 (2.58%) JavaScript
4 148 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 145 (2.26%) C#
6 130 (2.03%) ABAP
7 122 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 86 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 81 (1.26%) Python
10 79 (1.23%) C
11 69 (1.08%) Perl
12 66 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 53 (0.83%) Ruby
14 44 (0.69%) VBScript
15 36 (0.56%) VB
16 28 (0.44%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.37%) C++
18 23 (0.36%) PHP
18 23 (0.36%) VBA
19 19 (0.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 511 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 386 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 179 (2.79%) CISSP
4 164 (2.56%) Degree
5 116 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (1.42%) CCNP
8 81 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 71 (1.11%) CISM
10 55 (0.86%) MCSE
11 40 (0.62%) SAP Certification
11 40 (0.62%) CISA
12 37 (0.58%) CCNA
13 34 (0.53%) CCIE
14 30 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (0.39%) ISEB
15 25 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (0.37%) MCITP
17 22 (0.34%) CCA
17 22 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (1.64%) QA
3 84 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 73 (1.14%) SLA
5 59 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 36 (0.56%) COBIT
8 20 (0.31%) GxP
9 15 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.14%) GMP
11 9 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.12%) MiFID
12 8 (0.12%) EMIR
13 5 (0.078%) GAAP
13 5 (0.078%) Basel III
14 4 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.062%) COREP
14 4 (0.062%) FINREP
14 4 (0.062%) AIFMD
System Software
1 249 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 210 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 83 (1.30%) vSphere
5 81 (1.26%) XenApp
6 51 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 48 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 29 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.28%) XenServer
11 16 (0.25%) Docker
12 15 (0.23%) vCloud
12 15 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 13 (0.20%) Xen
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.14%) NFS
17 8 (0.12%) ProxySG
18 7 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 6 (0.094%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 109 (1.70%) SCCM
2 87 (1.36%) Puppet
3 65 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 56 (0.87%) SCOM
6 23 (0.36%) Ansible
7 22 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 22 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
7 22 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 20 (0.31%) WSUS
9 17 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
9 17 (0.27%) Nagios
9 17 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
9 17 (0.27%) Vagrant
9 17 (0.27%) Salt
10 16 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 15 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.23%) SCVMM
12 14 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.22%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1251 (19.53%) SAP
2 912 (14.24%) Oracle
3 729 (11.38%) Microsoft
4 314 (4.90%) VMware
5 276 (4.31%) Cisco
6 252 (3.93%) IBM
7 215 (3.36%) HP
8 189 (2.95%) Citrix
9 111 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
10 89 (1.39%) Hyperion
11 88 (1.37%) Juniper
12 84 (1.31%) ServiceNow
13 83 (1.30%) Informatica
14 81 (1.26%) F5
15 80 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 71 (1.11%) Adobe
17 66 (1.03%) Red Hat
18 58 (0.91%) CA
18 58 (0.91%) Google
19 57 (0.89%) NetApp
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