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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3396 3646 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.70% 7.11% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 7.69% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1943 1627
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £597 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 31
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.01% -4.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.43 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £64.25 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-7.09% -8.82%
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
46795 47391 40085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.46% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28858 29298 23546
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1833 1925 2076
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -1 1526 £461 +2.50% 554
South East -12 614 £425 +2.40% 177
North West +3 268 £450 +5.88% 107
West Midlands +2 244 £417 +4.31% 62
East of England +7 189 £475 +18.75% 46
South West -17 168 £425 -5.55% 85
Yorkshire +4 128 £425 +0.30% 65
East Midlands +2 89 £413 - 23
North East +8 41 £425 +21.42% 8
Midlands 0 35 £450 -10.00% 4
South Coast - - - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1696 (25.04%) SAP
2 1349 (19.92%) Finance
3 865 (12.77%) Oracle
4 722 (10.66%) SQL
5 685 (10.12%) Microsoft
6 679 (10.03%) Migration
7 605 (8.93%) Windows
8 586 (8.65%) Security Cleared
9 444 (6.56%) CRM
10 435 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 419 (6.19%) SC Cleared
12 366 (5.40%) ITIL
13 362 (5.35%) VMware
14 348 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
15 342 (5.05%) ERP
16 329 (4.86%) Cisco
17 324 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
18 316 (4.67%) Java
19 305 (4.50%) Project Management
20 302 (4.46%) Banking
21 292 (4.31%) SQL Server
22 285 (4.21%) Linux
23 284 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
24 283 (4.18%) Active Directory
25 273 (4.03%) SharePoint
26 261 (3.85%) UNIX
27 255 (3.77%) Data Migration
28 251 (3.71%) Retail
29 244 (3.60%) Manufacturing
30 242 (3.57%) Firewall

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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
1 273 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 104 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 102 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 97 (1.43%) Lync
6 86 (1.27%) SAS
7 64 (0.95%) NetWeaver
8 62 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 55 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (0.80%) IIS
11 53 (0.78%) Apache
12 50 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 49 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
14 43 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 42 (0.62%) JBoss
15 42 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
16 41 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 35 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 30 (0.44%) Oracle Self-Service HR
19 27 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 230 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 77 (1.14%) MS Office
3 39 (0.58%) MS Project
3 39 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.074%) SPSS
10 3 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.044%) InDesign
10 3 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.044%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.030%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.030%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 240 (3.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 218 (3.22%) SAP FI
3 177 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
4 164 (2.42%) SAP CO
5 157 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 139 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
7 125 (1.85%) SAP SD
8 110 (1.62%) SAP MM
9 107 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
10 85 (1.26%) Agresso
11 83 (1.23%) SAP WM
12 78 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
13 76 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
13 76 (1.12%) SAP APO
14 71 (1.05%) SAP SRM
15 69 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
16 68 (1.00%) SAP ERP
17 67 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
18 63 (0.93%) SAP BPC
18 63 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 112 (1.65%) Office 365
2 71 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (0.87%) SaaS
5 53 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
6 32 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.31%) PaaS
9 15 (0.22%) Yammer
10 14 (0.21%) IaaS
11 13 (0.19%) Force.com
12 12 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.10%) Boomi
15 6 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.089%) Taleo
16 4 (0.059%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.044%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 242 (3.57%) Firewall
2 111 (1.64%) DNS
3 108 (1.59%) Network Security
4 102 (1.51%) WAN
5 97 (1.43%) LAN
5 97 (1.43%) SAN
6 89 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 84 (1.24%) Internet
8 81 (1.20%) SSL
9 76 (1.12%) VPN
10 72 (1.06%) LDAP
11 63 (0.93%) DHCP
12 57 (0.84%) Wireless
13 52 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
14 51 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (0.74%) MPLS
16 44 (0.65%) BGP
17 43 (0.63%) OSPF
18 42 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 38 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 233 (3.44%) SAP BW
3 175 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 129 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 114 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 87 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 73 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 71 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 68 (1.00%) SAP BI
11 65 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 62 (0.92%) Big Data
13 59 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
14 52 (0.77%) QlikView
14 52 (0.77%) Relational Database
15 51 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 46 (0.68%) OLAP
17 45 (0.66%) MySQL
18 43 (0.63%) Hadoop
19 38 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 51 (0.75%) JIRA
2 50 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 37 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 37 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (0.46%) LSMW
5 30 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 24 (0.35%) Maven
7 20 (0.30%) Git (software)
8 19 (0.28%) Axure RP
9 18 (0.27%) Selenium
10 16 (0.24%) SpecFlow
11 14 (0.21%) MSI
11 14 (0.21%) Ant
11 14 (0.21%) Subversion
12 13 (0.19%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.18%) Calabash
13 12 (0.18%) JUnit
14 10 (0.15%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.13%) Toad
16 8 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1349 (19.92%) Finance
2 302 (4.46%) Banking
3 251 (3.71%) Retail
4 244 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 218 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 146 (2.16%) Marketing
7 140 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 99 (1.46%) Advertising
9 77 (1.14%) General Ledger
9 77 (1.14%) Legal
10 69 (1.02%) Billing
11 56 (0.83%) Automotive
12 55 (0.81%) Local Government
13 41 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 33 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.41%) Publishing
16 24 (0.35%) Law
17 22 (0.32%) Back Office
18 21 (0.31%) German Language
19 20 (0.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (3.46%) XML
2 210 (3.10%) .NET
3 194 (2.86%) HTML
4 177 (2.61%) Web Services
5 106 (1.57%) CSS
6 100 (1.48%) Middleware
7 94 (1.39%) SOAP
8 77 (1.14%) J2EE
9 59 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 57 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
11 47 (0.69%) SAP Basis
12 46 (0.68%) EDI
13 45 (0.66%) Ajax
14 43 (0.63%) REST
14 43 (0.63%) HTML5
15 41 (0.61%) BAPI
16 38 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
17 35 (0.52%) WCF
18 32 (0.47%) jQuery
18 32 (0.47%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 284 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (1.93%) User Experience
3 106 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 98 (1.45%) FMCG
5 53 (0.78%) NHS
5 53 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 53 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 52 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 49 (0.72%) Replication
7 49 (0.72%) Clustering
8 42 (0.62%) PKI
9 39 (0.58%) CMDB
10 38 (0.56%) Open Source
11 33 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 31 (0.46%) Computer Science
12 31 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (0.44%) Mobile App
14 29 (0.43%) Mainframe
15 25 (0.37%) GIS
16 24 (0.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 605 (8.93%) Windows
2 285 (4.21%) Linux
3 261 (3.85%) UNIX
4 181 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 86 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 70 (1.03%) AIX
9 42 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.55%) Solaris
11 32 (0.47%) HPUX
12 28 (0.41%) Android
13 26 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.35%) VMS
15 21 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.16%) zOS
18 7 (0.10%) SUSE
19 6 (0.089%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.074%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (10.03%) Migration
2 444 (6.56%) CRM
3 435 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
4 366 (5.40%) ITIL
5 348 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
6 342 (5.05%) ERP
7 324 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 305 (4.50%) Project Management
9 255 (3.77%) Data Migration
10 217 (3.20%) ETL
11 205 (3.03%) Change Management
12 204 (3.01%) Information Security
13 202 (2.98%) Workflow
14 190 (2.81%) Service Management
15 178 (2.63%) Analytics
16 158 (2.33%) Risk Management
17 147 (2.17%) Data Modelling
18 137 (2.02%) Logistics
19 136 (2.01%) Business Analysis
20 126 (1.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 722 (10.66%) SQL
2 316 (4.67%) Java
3 171 (2.53%) ABAP
4 163 (2.41%) PL/SQL
4 163 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 149 (2.20%) C#
6 109 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 92 (1.36%) C
8 88 (1.30%) Python
9 51 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 46 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 45 (0.66%) Ruby
12 42 (0.62%) Perl
13 32 (0.47%) VBScript
14 22 (0.32%) Apex Code
15 21 (0.31%) VB
16 20 (0.30%) PHP
16 20 (0.30%) C++
17 19 (0.28%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 586 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 419 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 167 (2.47%) Degree
4 156 (2.30%) CISSP
5 124 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 106 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 78 (1.15%) CCNP
9 68 (1.00%) MCSE
10 61 (0.90%) CISM
11 48 (0.71%) SAP Certification
12 44 (0.65%) MCITP
12 44 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 39 (0.58%) CCNA
13 39 (0.58%) ISEB
14 36 (0.53%) CCIE
15 28 (0.41%) ISTQB
16 27 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (0.38%) CRISC
18 23 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (1.79%) QA
2 116 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 64 (0.95%) SLA
5 56 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 48 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.25%) COBIT
9 16 (0.24%) GxP
10 14 (0.21%) GAAP
11 10 (0.15%) GMP
12 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.10%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 6 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 6 (0.089%) GAMP
15 5 (0.074%) GPG13
16 4 (0.059%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.059%) HL7
17 3 (0.044%) HIPAA
System Software
1 283 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 216 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 72 (1.06%) XenApp
5 58 (0.86%) vSphere
6 44 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 38 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (0.31%) vCloud
10 20 (0.30%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.22%) XenServer
11 15 (0.22%) RACF
12 14 (0.21%) SRDF
13 10 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.13%) Firmware
15 8 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 7 (0.10%) UAG
16 7 (0.10%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 125 (1.85%) SCCM
2 58 (0.86%) SCOM
3 52 (0.77%) Puppet
4 37 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 29 (0.43%) Ansible
6 27 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 25 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 25 (0.37%) Nagios
8 24 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 23 (0.34%) Salt
9 23 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
10 22 (0.32%) SCVMM
11 20 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 17 (0.25%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (0.18%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.18%) Control-M
14 12 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1696 (25.04%) SAP
2 865 (12.77%) Oracle
3 685 (10.12%) Microsoft
4 362 (5.35%) VMware
5 329 (4.86%) Cisco
6 227 (3.35%) HP
7 207 (3.06%) IBM
8 202 (2.98%) Citrix
9 106 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 103 (1.52%) Business Objects
11 99 (1.46%) F5
12 95 (1.40%) Juniper
12 95 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 92 (1.36%) EMC
14 81 (1.20%) Informatica
15 71 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 62 (0.92%) NetApp
17 58 (0.86%) Red Hat
18 56 (0.83%) Adobe
19 53 (0.78%) TIBCO
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