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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3149 3421 2997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.29% 6.94% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 7.49% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1863 1575
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 34
Average hourly rate £33.00 £43.25 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.69% +34.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.50 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £56.20 £53.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +33.07%
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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -3 1441 £475 +5.55% 493
South East -10 559 £445 +8.86% 186
North West -2 249 £450 +9.09% 116
West Midlands -2 195 £415 +3.75% 68
East of England +5 184 £450 +12.50% 52
South West 0 165 £450 - 87
Yorkshire -11 117 £406 +1.56% 57
East Midlands -5 77 £425 - 22
Midlands 0 36 £475 - 4
North East -9 30 £500 +25.00% 10
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1569 (24.09%) SAP
2 1293 (19.85%) Finance
3 810 (12.44%) Oracle
4 672 (10.32%) Microsoft
5 670 (10.29%) SQL
6 646 (9.92%) Migration
7 586 (9.00%) Windows
8 516 (7.92%) Security Cleared
9 434 (6.66%) CRM
9 434 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
10 381 (5.85%) SC Cleared
11 358 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
12 346 (5.31%) ITIL
13 333 (5.11%) VMware
14 323 (4.96%) Project Management
15 322 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 312 (4.79%) ERP
17 306 (4.70%) Cisco
18 300 (4.61%) Java
19 292 (4.48%) Linux
20 283 (4.35%) Banking
21 276 (4.24%) SQL Server
22 272 (4.18%) Active Directory
23 269 (4.13%) SharePoint
24 262 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
25 261 (4.01%) UNIX
26 258 (3.96%) Firewall
27 248 (3.81%) Manufacturing
28 247 (3.79%) Retail
29 245 (3.76%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 269 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 99 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 99 (1.52%) SAS
3 95 (1.46%) Lync
4 94 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 92 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 57 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 53 (0.81%) IIS
8 52 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 51 (0.78%) Apache
10 48 (0.74%) NetWeaver
10 48 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 45 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 39 (0.60%) JBoss
13 38 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 34 (0.52%) CMS
15 30 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 28 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 26 (0.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 245 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 89 (1.37%) MS Office
3 42 (0.64%) MS Project
4 40 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.077%) SPSS
10 5 (0.077%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.046%) InDesign
12 3 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.031%) Shockwave
13 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.031%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 211 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 182 (2.79%) SAP FI
3 180 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
4 147 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 144 (2.21%) SAP CO
6 138 (2.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 123 (1.89%) SAP SD
8 113 (1.73%) SAP MM
9 106 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
10 80 (1.23%) SAP WM
11 70 (1.07%) SAP SRM
11 70 (1.07%) SAP APO
12 67 (1.03%) Agresso
13 65 (1.00%) SAP CRM
13 65 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
14 60 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
14 60 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
15 51 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
16 50 (0.77%) SAP BPC
17 49 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 103 (1.58%) Office 365
2 82 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (0.83%) SaaS
5 49 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
6 28 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.35%) PaaS
9 19 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
10 16 (0.25%) IaaS
11 14 (0.21%) Taleo
11 14 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.21%) Yammer
12 11 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.17%) Force.com
13 9 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.077%) Boomi
15 4 (0.061%) IBM Blueworks
16 3 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.046%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 258 (3.96%) Firewall
2 117 (1.80%) DNS
3 113 (1.73%) WAN
4 110 (1.69%) LAN
5 101 (1.55%) Network Security
6 97 (1.49%) SAN
7 85 (1.31%) Internet
8 84 (1.29%) TCP/IP
9 71 (1.09%) Wireless
10 68 (1.04%) SSL
10 68 (1.04%) DHCP
11 64 (0.98%) VPN
12 61 (0.94%) LDAP
13 56 (0.86%) MPLS
14 51 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (0.68%) BGP
16 43 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (0.64%) OSPF
18 41 (0.63%) VoIP
19 40 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 223 (3.42%) SAP BW
3 164 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (1.73%) Oracle Database
5 104 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 79 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 74 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
9 70 (1.07%) SAP BI
9 70 (1.07%) Big Data
10 56 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 53 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 50 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 48 (0.74%) Hadoop
14 47 (0.72%) OLAP
15 40 (0.61%) QlikView
16 39 (0.60%) DB2
16 39 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
16 39 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 53 (0.81%) JIRA
2 49 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 46 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 32 (0.49%) LSMW
6 31 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 26 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 25 (0.38%) Maven
9 22 (0.34%) Axure RP
10 21 (0.32%) Toad
11 17 (0.26%) Selenium
11 17 (0.26%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.25%) Subversion
13 15 (0.23%) Ant
14 14 (0.21%) PeopleTools
15 13 (0.20%) MSI
16 11 (0.17%) Calabash
16 11 (0.17%) MorphX
17 10 (0.15%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 1293 (19.85%) Finance
2 283 (4.35%) Banking
3 248 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 247 (3.79%) Retail
5 224 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 153 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 145 (2.23%) Marketing
8 78 (1.20%) Advertising
9 67 (1.03%) Legal
10 63 (0.97%) Billing
11 54 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 50 (0.77%) Local Government
13 46 (0.71%) Automotive
14 37 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 31 (0.48%) Law
17 24 (0.37%) Publishing
18 23 (0.35%) Back Office
19 20 (0.31%) French Language
19 20 (0.31%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (3.09%) XML
2 199 (3.06%) .NET
3 171 (2.63%) HTML
4 148 (2.27%) Web Services
5 98 (1.50%) Middleware
6 94 (1.44%) CSS
7 72 (1.11%) SOAP
8 70 (1.07%) J2EE
9 54 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
10 53 (0.81%) ASP.NET
11 45 (0.69%) SAP Basis
11 45 (0.69%) EDI
12 37 (0.57%) HTML5
13 33 (0.51%) BAPI
13 33 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
14 31 (0.48%) WCF
15 30 (0.46%) REST
16 29 (0.45%) Ajax
17 28 (0.43%) SAP ALE
18 27 (0.41%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 262 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 134 (2.06%) User Experience
4 106 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 82 (1.26%) FMCG
6 65 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 60 (0.92%) Clustering
8 51 (0.78%) NHS
9 49 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 48 (0.74%) PKI
11 44 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 44 (0.68%) Replication
12 43 (0.66%) CMDB
13 40 (0.61%) Visualisation
14 36 (0.55%) DataPower
15 33 (0.51%) Computer Science
16 29 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
17 27 (0.41%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.34%) Mainframe
18 22 (0.34%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 586 (9.00%) Windows
2 292 (4.48%) Linux
3 261 (4.01%) UNIX
4 169 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 77 (1.18%) AIX
8 73 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 45 (0.69%) Solaris
10 41 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.51%) HPUX
12 27 (0.41%) Android
13 26 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 23 (0.35%) VMS
15 21 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.12%) zOS
19 6 (0.092%) CentOS
19 6 (0.092%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (9.92%) Migration
2 434 (6.66%) CRM
2 434 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
3 358 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
4 346 (5.31%) ITIL
5 323 (4.96%) Project Management
6 322 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 312 (4.79%) ERP
8 243 (3.73%) Data Migration
9 216 (3.32%) Information Security
10 194 (2.98%) ETL
10 194 (2.98%) Change Management
11 193 (2.96%) Workflow
12 192 (2.95%) Analytics
13 174 (2.67%) Service Management
14 151 (2.32%) Risk Management
15 143 (2.20%) Data Modelling
16 133 (2.04%) Business Analysis
17 128 (1.97%) Logistics
18 123 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 670 (10.29%) SQL
2 300 (4.61%) Java
3 144 (2.21%) JavaScript
4 143 (2.20%) ABAP
5 142 (2.18%) C#
6 137 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 108 (1.66%) PowerShell
8 92 (1.41%) C
9 87 (1.34%) Python
10 56 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 54 (0.83%) Perl
12 52 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 44 (0.68%) Ruby
14 31 (0.48%) VBScript
15 23 (0.35%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.32%) C++
17 20 (0.31%) PHP
17 20 (0.31%) VB
18 19 (0.29%) X++
19 18 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 516 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 381 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 172 (2.64%) CISSP
4 154 (2.36%) Degree
5 129 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 85 (1.31%) CCNP
9 64 (0.98%) CISM
10 62 (0.95%) MCSE
11 53 (0.81%) SAP Certification
12 39 (0.60%) CCIE
13 36 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.51%) CCNA
14 33 (0.51%) MCITP
15 32 (0.49%) ISEB
16 28 (0.43%) CISA
17 26 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 24 (0.37%) CRISC
19 23 (0.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (1.83%) QA
3 80 (1.23%) SLA
4 67 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.31%) COBIT
8 19 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.21%) GxP
10 12 (0.18%) GMP
11 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.14%) GAAP
13 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 5 (0.077%) GPG13
16 5 (0.077%) HL7
16 5 (0.077%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.077%) Basel III
17 4 (0.061%) GAMP
System Software
1 272 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 202 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 67 (1.03%) vSphere
4 67 (1.03%) XenApp
5 45 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 34 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.35%) vCloud
9 14 (0.21%) XenServer
10 12 (0.18%) SRDF
10 12 (0.18%) RACF
11 10 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 10 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.12%) UAG
12 8 (0.12%) NFS
12 8 (0.12%) Docker
13 7 (0.11%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 108 (1.66%) SCCM
2 65 (1.00%) Puppet
3 55 (0.84%) SCOM
4 39 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 25 (0.38%) Ansible
7 24 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (0.32%) Nagios
10 20 (0.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 20 (0.31%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.29%) Salt
11 19 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
12 18 (0.28%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
13 16 (0.25%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.20%) FortiGate
15 12 (0.18%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
17 10 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1569 (24.09%) SAP
2 810 (12.44%) Oracle
3 672 (10.32%) Microsoft
4 333 (5.11%) VMware
5 306 (4.70%) Cisco
6 231 (3.55%) HP
7 210 (3.22%) IBM
8 194 (2.98%) Citrix
9 101 (1.55%) Juniper
10 99 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 93 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 85 (1.31%) Business Objects
12 85 (1.31%) F5
13 76 (1.17%) EMC
14 70 (1.07%) Informatica
15 67 (1.03%) Adobe
16 64 (0.98%) NetApp
16 64 (0.98%) ServiceNow
17 60 (0.92%) Hyperion
18 54 (0.83%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Silverlink Technologies
Posted: 14 hours ago
Somerset
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 14 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oldbury Howard Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday