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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2968 3290 3485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.29% 7.14% 7.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.65% 7.56% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1835 1823
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 27
Average hourly rate £46.00 £44.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £10.72 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £85.30 £76.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £24.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+93.93% -5.71%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 1273 £475 +2.70% 557
South East +5 594 £450 +5.88% 227
North West -3 309 £425 -5.55% 122
West Midlands -13 157 £425 - 84
South West -7 149 £438 -2.77% 74
East of England -8 140 £425 - 64
Yorkshire -9 103 £449 +4.36% 58
East Midlands -6 85 £450 +5.88% 38
North East -3 69 £425 - 20
Midlands -6 14 £500 +25.00% 1
South Coast -2 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1373 (21.87%) Finance
2 1285 (20.47%) SAP
3 832 (13.25%) Oracle
4 765 (12.18%) Microsoft
5 715 (11.39%) Security Cleared
6 616 (9.81%) Migration
7 602 (9.59%) SQL
8 542 (8.63%) SC Cleared
9 487 (7.76%) Windows
10 456 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
11 436 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
12 421 (6.70%) Banking
13 392 (6.24%) CRM
14 377 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 362 (5.77%) Java
16 340 (5.41%) Information Security
17 323 (5.14%) Linux
18 320 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
19 312 (4.97%) SQL Server
20 289 (4.60%) MS Excel
21 286 (4.55%) Unix
22 281 (4.48%) Project Management
23 270 (4.30%) ITIL
24 260 (4.14%) Active Directory
25 252 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 249 (3.97%) ERP
27 243 (3.87%) CISSP
28 242 (3.85%) Retail
29 241 (3.84%) Firewall
30 225 (3.58%) Analytics

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 207 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 106 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 87 (1.39%) IIS
5 81 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 73 (1.16%) Lync
7 61 (0.97%) Apache
8 59 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 59 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 56 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 55 (0.88%) CMS
11 51 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 51 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 46 (0.73%) SAS
13 42 (0.67%) NetWeaver
14 39 (0.62%) Confluence
14 39 (0.62%) JBoss
15 36 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 33 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
17 32 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 289 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 90 (1.43%) MS Office
3 53 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.33%) MS Project
6 13 (0.21%) HipChat
6 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.13%) SPSS
9 6 (0.096%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.080%) ArcView
10 5 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.048%) PaintShop Pro
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 218 (3.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 213 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
3 185 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 107 (1.70%) SAP FI
5 99 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
6 98 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
7 96 (1.53%) SAP MM
8 93 (1.48%) Oracle Payables
9 84 (1.34%) SAP CO
10 79 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 77 (1.23%) SAP HR
12 75 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
13 68 (1.08%) SAP SD
14 65 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
15 61 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
16 56 (0.89%) SAP PM
17 54 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
18 51 (0.81%) SAP HCM
19 49 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
20 47 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 173 (2.76%) Office 365
2 127 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
5 44 (0.70%) PaaS
6 42 (0.67%) IaaS
7 39 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (0.51%) SaaS
9 29 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
11 21 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.22%) Boomi
14 14 (0.22%) Taleo
15 12 (0.19%) Google App Engine
16 11 (0.18%) Yammer
17 7 (0.11%) Force.com
18 4 (0.064%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.064%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 241 (3.84%) Firewall
2 99 (1.58%) DNS
2 99 (1.58%) Internet
2 99 (1.58%) WAN
3 95 (1.51%) LAN
4 90 (1.43%) Network Security
5 70 (1.11%) SSL
6 66 (1.05%) HTTP
6 66 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 64 (1.02%) SAN
8 55 (0.88%) DHCP
8 55 (0.88%) VPN
9 49 (0.78%) NetScaler
10 44 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (0.70%) LDAP
11 40 (0.64%) FTP
12 34 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (0.51%) BGP
13 32 (0.51%) MPLS
14 30 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 183 (2.91%) SAP BW
3 155 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 118 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 110 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 107 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 100 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
9 98 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
10 96 (1.53%) Big Data
11 62 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 59 (0.94%) SAP HANA
14 55 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 54 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 53 (0.84%) DB2
17 51 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
17 51 (0.81%) Relational Database
18 49 (0.78%) QlikView
19 48 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 99 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 92 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 66 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 62 (0.99%) JIRA
5 54 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
6 51 (0.81%) Selenium
7 35 (0.56%) LSMW
8 32 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 30 (0.48%) Visual Studio
10 25 (0.40%) Subversion
11 23 (0.37%) TeamCity
12 22 (0.35%) HP UFT
13 21 (0.33%) SpecFlow
13 21 (0.33%) WebDriver
14 19 (0.30%) Axure RP
14 19 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (0.29%) Maven
16 16 (0.25%) Eclipse
16 16 (0.25%) Vagrant
17 11 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 1373 (21.87%) Finance
2 421 (6.70%) Banking
3 242 (3.85%) Retail
4 188 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 183 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 151 (2.40%) Marketing
7 117 (1.86%) Advertising
8 116 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 87 (1.39%) Billing
10 76 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 69 (1.10%) Legal
12 57 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 53 (0.84%) General Ledger
14 43 (0.68%) Back Office
15 38 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 32 (0.51%) Law
17 29 (0.46%) Publishing
18 23 (0.37%) Local Government
19 21 (0.33%) Automotive
20 20 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (3.36%) .NET
2 179 (2.85%) Web Services
3 148 (2.36%) HTML
4 141 (2.25%) XML
5 124 (1.97%) Middleware
6 108 (1.72%) CSS
7 75 (1.19%) SOAP
8 63 (1.00%) REST
9 54 (0.86%) J2EE
10 53 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
11 51 (0.81%) SAP Basis
12 49 (0.78%) ASP.NET
13 44 (0.70%) AngularJS
14 43 (0.68%) jQuery
15 35 (0.56%) SAP XI
15 35 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
16 31 (0.49%) HTML5
17 30 (0.48%) Ajax
18 29 (0.46%) RESTful
19 27 (0.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 320 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (2.77%) Management Information System
3 173 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 126 (2.01%) User Experience
5 75 (1.19%) FMCG
6 73 (1.16%) Visualisation
7 63 (1.00%) PKI
8 61 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 58 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 43 (0.68%) CESG
11 42 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (0.64%) Clustering
13 39 (0.62%) CMDB
13 39 (0.62%) DataPower
14 37 (0.59%) Data Integration
15 34 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 32 (0.51%) Mainframe
17 31 (0.49%) Statistics
18 29 (0.46%) NHS
19 26 (0.41%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 487 (7.76%) Windows
2 323 (5.14%) Linux
3 286 (4.55%) Unix
4 175 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 90 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (1.19%) AIX
7 72 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (0.83%) Solaris
10 44 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 41 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 35 (0.56%) Android
13 26 (0.41%) CentOS
14 22 (0.35%) zOS
15 18 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.24%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.22%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (9.81%) Migration
2 456 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
4 392 (6.24%) CRM
5 377 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 340 (5.41%) Information Security
7 281 (4.48%) Project Management
8 270 (4.30%) ITIL
9 249 (3.97%) ERP
10 225 (3.58%) Analytics
11 222 (3.54%) Data Migration
12 191 (3.04%) Change Management
13 185 (2.95%) ETL
14 168 (2.68%) Business Analysis
15 158 (2.52%) Risk Management
15 158 (2.52%) Workflow
16 155 (2.47%) DevOps
17 147 (2.34%) Data Modelling
18 146 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
19 136 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 602 (9.59%) SQL
2 362 (5.77%) Java
3 189 (3.01%) JavaScript
4 170 (2.71%) C#
5 136 (2.17%) ABAP
6 126 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 120 (1.91%) PL/SQL
8 88 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 85 (1.35%) Python
10 76 (1.21%) C
11 63 (1.00%) Ruby
12 51 (0.81%) PHP
13 43 (0.68%) Perl
14 38 (0.61%) VB
15 36 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 28 (0.45%) VBScript
17 27 (0.43%) Bash Shell
18 24 (0.38%) R
18 24 (0.38%) VBA
19 22 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 715 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 542 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 243 (3.87%) CISSP
4 175 (2.79%) Degree
5 170 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 111 (1.77%) CISM
7 94 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (1.16%) CCNP
9 67 (1.07%) CLAS
10 65 (1.04%) CISA
11 64 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 58 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
13 47 (0.75%) SAP Certification
14 33 (0.53%) MCSE
15 32 (0.51%) CCNA
15 32 (0.51%) ISEB
15 32 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
17 25 (0.40%) CCIE
18 22 (0.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (2.18%) QA
3 126 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 69 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 65 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 56 (0.89%) SLA
7 38 (0.61%) COBIT
8 35 (0.56%) RMADS
9 25 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 25 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 22 (0.35%) MiFID
11 11 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.18%) WCAG
12 10 (0.16%) GxP
13 9 (0.14%) GPG13
14 8 (0.13%) GMP
14 8 (0.13%) ISO27002
15 7 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
16 6 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 6 (0.096%) ISO27005
System Software
1 260 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 122 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.08%) XenApp
4 64 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 55 (0.88%) vSphere
6 48 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 33 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (0.41%) XenServer
9 25 (0.40%) Docker
10 20 (0.32%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.18%) HDFS
12 9 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 9 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.14%) Xen
13 8 (0.13%) UAG
14 7 (0.11%) ACF2
14 7 (0.11%) RACF
14 7 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 91 (1.45%) Puppet
2 83 (1.32%) SCCM
3 77 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (0.57%) Ansible
5 31 (0.49%) SCOM
6 26 (0.41%) WSUS
7 24 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 22 (0.35%) Nagios
9 15 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (0.24%) Salt
10 13 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
11 12 (0.19%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.18%) Nessus
13 10 (0.16%) Control-M
13 10 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
13 10 (0.16%) QRadar
13 10 (0.16%) zSecure
14 9 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1285 (20.47%) SAP
2 832 (13.25%) Oracle
3 765 (12.18%) Microsoft
4 214 (3.41%) VMware
5 194 (3.09%) Cisco
6 190 (3.03%) IBM
7 130 (2.07%) Citrix
8 108 (1.72%) HP
9 106 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 97 (1.54%) Informatica
11 85 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 81 (1.29%) Adobe
13 69 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 69 (1.10%) Tableau
14 60 (0.96%) Siebel
15 59 (0.94%) CheckPoint
16 55 (0.88%) Symantec
17 53 (0.84%) F5
18 51 (0.81%) Google
18 51 (0.81%) Juniper
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Pewsey, Wiltshire
Acumin
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Accomodation and expenses covered
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day Travel + Hotel
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Jenrick IT
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £575 per day+expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour, Benefits Flexibility on working days
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago