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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3334 3434 2902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.22% 7.71% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.81% 8.33% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1845 1807 1409
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 29
Average hourly rate £51.50 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.61% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.00 £63.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 1505 £465 +3.33% 525
South East -4 635 £425 - 194
North West -2 259 £450 +12.50% 97
East of England +12 217 £425 +4.61% 39
South West -5 189 £450 +5.88% 72
West Midlands -3 162 £425 +6.25% 77
Yorkshire -4 115 £440 +10.00% 50
East Midlands +14 107 £425 -15.00% 31
North East +7 45 £416 +0.90% 20
Midlands 0 23 £413 -2.94% 8
South Coast +5 1 £363 -9.37%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1677 (23.35%) SAP
2 1444 (20.10%) Finance
3 956 (13.31%) Oracle
4 799 (11.12%) SQL
5 768 (10.69%) Microsoft
6 719 (10.01%) Migration
7 658 (9.16%) Windows
8 623 (8.67%) Security Cleared
9 475 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
10 454 (6.32%) SC Cleared
11 426 (5.93%) CRM
12 366 (5.10%) VMware
13 364 (5.07%) Cisco
14 363 (5.05%) SQL Server
15 352 (4.90%) Banking
16 338 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
17 334 (4.65%) ITIL
18 329 (4.58%) Java
19 328 (4.57%) Active Directory
20 318 (4.43%) ERP
21 317 (4.41%) SharePoint
22 314 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
23 308 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
24 307 (4.27%) Linux
25 286 (3.98%) Retail
26 284 (3.95%) ETL
26 284 (3.95%) Firewall
27 281 (3.91%) UNIX
28 279 (3.88%) Data Migration
29 278 (3.87%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 317 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 154 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 116 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 102 (1.42%) SAS
5 101 (1.41%) Lync
6 92 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 88 (1.23%) NetWeaver
7 88 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 82 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 78 (1.09%) IIS
10 60 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 59 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 56 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
13 55 (0.77%) Apache
14 48 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
15 41 (0.57%) JBoss
16 40 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 39 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
18 33 (0.46%) Node.js
18 33 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 239 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 91 (1.27%) MS Office
3 53 (0.74%) MS Project
4 46 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.097%) Mathematica
12 7 (0.097%) SPSS
13 5 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.042%) Windchill
14 3 (0.042%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.028%) Shockwave
16 1 (0.014%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 274 (3.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 223 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
3 213 (2.97%) SAP FI
4 161 (2.24%) SAP CO
5 150 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
5 150 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 126 (1.75%) SAP SD
7 120 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 118 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 116 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
10 104 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
11 96 (1.34%) SAP MM
12 90 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
12 90 (1.25%) SAP SRM
13 89 (1.24%) SAP APO
14 86 (1.20%) Agresso
15 75 (1.04%) SAP BPC
16 69 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
17 67 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
18 64 (0.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 128 (1.78%) Office 365
2 59 (0.82%) SaaS
3 57 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
5 35 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.38%) Force.com
7 14 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.15%) IaaS
10 6 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.070%) PaaS
11 5 (0.070%) Route 53
12 4 (0.056%) GitHub
12 4 (0.056%) MailChimp
12 4 (0.056%) Taleo
13 3 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.042%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.028%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 284 (3.95%) Firewall
2 120 (1.67%) SAN
3 112 (1.56%) Network Security
4 98 (1.36%) DNS
5 97 (1.35%) WAN
6 95 (1.32%) LAN
7 84 (1.17%) SSL
8 82 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 82 (1.14%) VPN
9 77 (1.07%) Internet
10 75 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (0.96%) LDAP
12 61 (0.85%) NetScaler
13 55 (0.77%) Wireless
14 54 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (0.75%) DHCP
15 52 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 52 (0.72%) BGP
16 51 (0.71%) MPLS
17 50 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 247 (3.44%) SAP BW
3 182 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 157 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 129 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 128 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 88 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 84 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 81 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 73 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 71 (0.99%) QlikView
12 69 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 67 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 64 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 63 (0.88%) SAP BI
16 58 (0.81%) Relational Database
17 53 (0.74%) DB2
18 52 (0.72%) MySQL
19 49 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
20 43 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 50 (0.70%) JIRA
3 45 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 39 (0.54%) LSMW
5 36 (0.50%) Selenium
6 30 (0.42%) Axure RP
6 30 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 24 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.33%) MSI
7 24 (0.33%) Maven
8 19 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 15 (0.21%) Subversion
9 15 (0.21%) JUnit
10 13 (0.18%) Ant
10 13 (0.18%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.17%) SpecFlow
12 11 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.14%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.14%) Calabash
14 9 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1444 (20.10%) Finance
2 352 (4.90%) Banking
3 286 (3.98%) Retail
4 247 (3.44%) Manufacturing
5 197 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 140 (1.95%) Advertising
7 129 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 121 (1.68%) Automotive
9 117 (1.63%) Marketing
10 98 (1.36%) General Ledger
11 97 (1.35%) Billing
12 84 (1.17%) Legal
13 67 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.64%) Publishing
15 43 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.57%) Local Government
17 40 (0.56%) German Language
18 37 (0.52%) Front Office
19 36 (0.50%) Back Office
20 31 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (3.48%) .NET
2 211 (2.94%) XML
3 208 (2.90%) Web Services
4 184 (2.56%) HTML
5 115 (1.60%) CSS
6 104 (1.45%) Middleware
7 83 (1.16%) SOAP
8 68 (0.95%) ASP.NET
9 59 (0.82%) J2EE
10 51 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
11 50 (0.70%) jQuery
12 49 (0.68%) REST
13 46 (0.64%) SAP Basis
14 45 (0.63%) BAPI
15 42 (0.58%) HTML5
15 42 (0.58%) Ajax
15 42 (0.58%) EDI
16 41 (0.57%) WCF
17 37 (0.52%) JSON
18 31 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 338 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (1.88%) User Experience
3 101 (1.41%) FMCG
4 95 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 61 (0.85%) Replication
6 59 (0.82%) Visualisation
7 58 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 47 (0.65%) PKI
9 46 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 46 (0.64%) Clustering
10 45 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 43 (0.60%) NHS
12 38 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 38 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (0.50%) Fat Client
13 36 (0.50%) Thin Client
14 34 (0.47%) Open Source
15 33 (0.46%) GIS
16 32 (0.45%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 658 (9.16%) Windows
2 307 (4.27%) Linux
3 281 (3.91%) UNIX
4 184 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 123 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 55 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (0.71%) AIX
10 50 (0.70%) Solaris
11 31 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 27 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.38%) Android
13 26 (0.36%) HPUX
14 16 (0.22%) zOS
15 14 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.13%) VMS
17 9 (0.13%) CentOS
18 7 (0.097%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (10.01%) Migration
2 475 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
3 426 (5.93%) CRM
4 334 (4.65%) ITIL
5 318 (4.43%) ERP
6 314 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
7 308 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 284 (3.95%) ETL
9 279 (3.88%) Data Migration
10 278 (3.87%) Project Management
11 275 (3.83%) Information Security
12 229 (3.19%) Workflow
13 176 (2.45%) Change Management
14 166 (2.31%) Risk Management
15 160 (2.23%) Analytics
16 159 (2.21%) Data Modelling
17 137 (1.91%) Business Analysis
18 135 (1.88%) Service Management
19 130 (1.81%) Service Delivery
20 126 (1.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 799 (11.12%) SQL
2 329 (4.58%) Java
3 186 (2.59%) PL/SQL
4 170 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 169 (2.35%) ABAP
6 150 (2.09%) C#
7 143 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 94 (1.31%) Python
9 78 (1.09%) C
10 68 (0.95%) Perl
11 60 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 46 (0.64%) Ruby
13 42 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 38 (0.53%) VBScript
15 29 (0.40%) C++
16 28 (0.39%) Apex Code
17 26 (0.36%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.32%) VB.NET
18 23 (0.32%) VBA
19 17 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 623 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 454 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 195 (2.71%) CISSP
4 172 (2.39%) Degree
5 151 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 117 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 104 (1.45%) CISM
9 94 (1.31%) CCNP
10 68 (0.95%) MCSE
11 62 (0.86%) CCIE
12 60 (0.84%) SAP Certification
13 52 (0.72%) CCNA
14 47 (0.65%) MCITP
15 46 (0.64%) CISA
16 37 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 33 (0.46%) ISEB
18 31 (0.43%) CRISC
19 29 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 28 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (1.66%) QA
3 81 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 69 (0.96%) SLA
5 48 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 38 (0.53%) COBIT
8 30 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.24%) GAAP
10 12 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 9 (0.13%) GxP
12 9 (0.13%) GMP
12 9 (0.13%) GPG13
13 7 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 7 (0.097%) CDISC
14 6 (0.084%) ISO 14001
14 6 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 5 (0.070%) GAMP
15 5 (0.070%) EMIR
System Software
1 328 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 218 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (1.16%) XenApp
4 76 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 73 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 63 (0.88%) vSphere
7 45 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 20 (0.28%) XenServer
11 17 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.24%) vCloud
12 13 (0.18%) RACF
13 11 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (0.14%) Snort
15 9 (0.13%) Firmware
15 9 (0.13%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.11%) SRDF
16 8 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (0.097%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 140 (1.95%) SCCM
2 76 (1.06%) SCOM
3 58 (0.81%) Puppet
4 52 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 34 (0.47%) Ansible
7 27 (0.38%) Control-M
7 27 (0.38%) Nagios
8 24 (0.33%) Tivoli
9 23 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 22 (0.31%) Salt
11 21 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
13 19 (0.26%) SCOrch
14 18 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 17 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
16 16 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.22%) SCVMM
16 16 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1677 (23.35%) SAP
2 956 (13.31%) Oracle
3 768 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 366 (5.10%) VMware
5 364 (5.07%) Cisco
6 222 (3.09%) HP
7 195 (2.71%) Citrix
8 194 (2.70%) IBM
9 115 (1.60%) Business Objects
10 112 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 107 (1.49%) F5
12 99 (1.38%) EMC
13 92 (1.28%) Informatica
14 91 (1.27%) CheckPoint
15 82 (1.14%) Juniper
16 78 (1.09%) Red Hat
17 68 (0.95%) NetApp
18 57 (0.79%) Symantec
19 56 (0.78%) Remedy
20 55 (0.77%) Dell
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