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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3808 3423 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.31% 7.20% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.07% 7.76% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 1767 1557
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 42
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.85 £59.98 £56.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
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
47197 44125 44556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.57% 92.83% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30320 27264 25557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1929 2395
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 +2 1661 £475 +5.55% 497
South East -2 725 £438 +2.94% 182
North West +1 289 £450 +5.88% 94
South West +9 229 £425 +3.03% 110
East of England +2 179 £425 +6.25% 52
West Midlands -9 168 £400 - 67
East Midlands +24 151 £425 -5.55% 33
Yorkshire +5 145 £450 +9.09% 60
North East -2 53 £400 +5.26% 19
Midlands +3 28 £475 +5.55% 3
South Coast +6 1 £500 -23.07%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 1676 (22.65%) SAP
2 1496 (20.21%) Finance
3 1050 (14.19%) Oracle
4 830 (11.21%) SQL
5 799 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 766 (10.35%) Migration
7 676 (9.13%) Windows
8 584 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 492 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
10 436 (5.89%) CRM
11 422 (5.70%) SC Cleared
12 389 (5.26%) SQL Server
13 371 (5.01%) Banking
14 364 (4.92%) Cisco
15 361 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 341 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
17 338 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
18 337 (4.55%) VMware
19 335 (4.53%) SharePoint
20 323 (4.36%) Retail
21 317 (4.28%) Java
22 312 (4.22%) ETL
23 309 (4.18%) Linux
24 308 (4.16%) Active Directory
25 298 (4.03%) ITIL
26 297 (4.01%) ERP
27 292 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
28 291 (3.93%) Project Management
29 289 (3.90%) Information Security
30 287 (3.88%) Data Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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
1 335 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 163 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 120 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 101 (1.36%) SAS
5 98 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 94 (1.27%) Lync
7 94 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 83 (1.12%) IIS
9 77 (1.04%) NetWeaver
10 75 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 73 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
12 65 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 58 (0.78%) Apache
14 53 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
15 38 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
16 34 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
16 34 (0.46%) JBoss
17 31 (0.42%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 256 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.28%) MS Office
3 56 (0.76%) MS Project
4 52 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 50 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 9 (0.12%) SPSS
12 9 (0.12%) Mathematica
13 7 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.041%) Windchill
16 2 (0.027%) DOC1
16 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.014%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 292 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 263 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
3 179 (2.42%) SAP FI
4 173 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 143 (1.93%) Oracle Receivables
6 137 (1.85%) SAP CO
7 136 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
8 135 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
9 121 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
10 117 (1.58%) SAP SD
11 107 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
12 102 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
13 94 (1.27%) SAP MM
14 84 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
15 83 (1.12%) SAP APO
16 80 (1.08%) SAP PP
16 80 (1.08%) Agresso
17 78 (1.05%) SAP SRM
18 73 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
19 72 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 103 (1.39%) Office 365
2 67 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (0.66%) SaaS
5 32 (0.43%) Force.com
6 31 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
7 14 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.14%) PaaS
9 9 (0.12%) Taleo
10 8 (0.11%) IaaS
11 7 (0.095%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.068%) Route 53
12 5 (0.068%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.054%) MailChimp
13 4 (0.054%) GitHub
14 3 (0.041%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 265 (3.58%) Firewall
2 123 (1.66%) SAN
3 104 (1.41%) LAN
4 103 (1.39%) WAN
4 103 (1.39%) DNS
5 100 (1.35%) Network Security
6 85 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 83 (1.12%) VPN
8 78 (1.05%) SSL
9 75 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 74 (1.00%) Internet
11 66 (0.89%) NetScaler
12 64 (0.86%) Wireless
13 58 (0.78%) LDAP
14 53 (0.72%) HTTP
15 51 (0.69%) BGP
16 50 (0.68%) DHCP
16 50 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 49 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
17 49 (0.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 187 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 185 (2.50%) SAP BW
4 153 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
5 152 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 130 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 109 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
8 96 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 81 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
11 80 (1.08%) QlikView
12 76 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 76 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 74 (1.00%) Relational Database
14 61 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
15 59 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 59 (0.80%) SAP BI
16 58 (0.78%) DB2
17 45 (0.61%) MySQL
18 43 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 59 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 50 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 47 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
3 47 (0.64%) LSMW
3 47 (0.64%) Selenium
4 44 (0.59%) JIRA
5 31 (0.42%) Axure RP
6 29 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (0.34%) MSI
8 22 (0.30%) Maven
9 20 (0.27%) Subversion
10 19 (0.26%) WebDriver
11 17 (0.23%) Git (software)
11 17 (0.23%) JUnit
12 16 (0.22%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
13 14 (0.19%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.18%) ERwin
15 12 (0.16%) Ant
16 10 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1496 (20.21%) Finance
2 371 (5.01%) Banking
3 323 (4.36%) Retail
4 246 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 204 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 134 (1.81%) Automotive
7 131 (1.77%) Advertising
8 130 (1.76%) Marketing
9 119 (1.61%) Billing
10 105 (1.42%) General Ledger
11 104 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 91 (1.23%) Investment Banking
13 74 (1.00%) Legal
14 59 (0.80%) German Language
15 49 (0.66%) Back Office
16 48 (0.65%) Publishing
17 45 (0.61%) Front Office
18 37 (0.50%) Financial Institution
19 31 (0.42%) French Language
20 27 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (3.70%) .NET
2 215 (2.91%) Web Services
3 205 (2.77%) XML
4 182 (2.46%) HTML
5 125 (1.69%) Middleware
6 113 (1.53%) CSS
7 77 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 71 (0.96%) SOAP
9 61 (0.82%) J2EE
10 56 (0.76%) jQuery
10 56 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
11 49 (0.66%) REST
12 47 (0.64%) BAPI
13 43 (0.58%) SAP Basis
14 39 (0.53%) HTML5
15 38 (0.51%) Ajax
15 38 (0.51%) JSON
16 37 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
17 35 (0.47%) .NET Framework
18 32 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 341 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (1.95%) User Experience
3 111 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 99 (1.34%) FMCG
5 65 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 65 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 62 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 58 (0.78%) Replication
8 53 (0.72%) Visualisation
9 51 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 50 (0.68%) Clustering
11 47 (0.64%) PKI
12 46 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (0.59%) Open Source
14 38 (0.51%) iPad
15 36 (0.49%) Data Extraction
15 36 (0.49%) Client/Server
16 33 (0.45%) NHS
16 33 (0.45%) Blackberry
17 32 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 676 (9.13%) Windows
2 309 (4.18%) Linux
3 285 (3.85%) UNIX
4 168 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 106 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (0.91%) Solaris
9 63 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (0.84%) AIX
11 32 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 28 (0.38%) Android
13 23 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.28%) zOS
15 14 (0.19%) CentOS
16 13 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.18%) VMS
17 12 (0.16%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.14%) HPUX
19 8 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (10.35%) Migration
2 492 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
3 436 (5.89%) CRM
4 361 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 338 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
6 312 (4.22%) ETL
7 298 (4.03%) ITIL
8 297 (4.01%) ERP
9 291 (3.93%) Project Management
10 289 (3.90%) Information Security
11 287 (3.88%) Data Migration
12 251 (3.39%) Workflow
13 188 (2.54%) Change Management
14 181 (2.45%) Data Modelling
15 176 (2.38%) Risk Management
16 169 (2.28%) Analytics
17 159 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
18 154 (2.08%) Business Analysis
19 127 (1.72%) Data Management
20 124 (1.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 830 (11.21%) SQL
2 317 (4.28%) Java
3 195 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 183 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 167 (2.26%) C#
6 165 (2.23%) ABAP
7 137 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 94 (1.27%) Python
9 91 (1.23%) C
10 73 (0.99%) Perl
11 67 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 49 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 47 (0.64%) Ruby
14 46 (0.62%) VBScript
15 37 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 36 (0.49%) C++
17 28 (0.38%) Apex Code
18 27 (0.36%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.32%) VBA
20 22 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 584 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 422 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 215 (2.91%) Degree
4 192 (2.59%) CISSP
5 150 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (1.43%) CISM
8 103 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 91 (1.23%) CCNP
10 68 (0.92%) CCIE
11 58 (0.78%) MCSE
12 50 (0.68%) SAP Certification
13 46 (0.62%) MCITP
14 42 (0.57%) CCNA
15 41 (0.55%) CISA
16 34 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
17 32 (0.43%) MCTS
18 27 (0.36%) ISEB
19 26 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 24 (0.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (1.81%) QA
3 75 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 66 (0.89%) SLA
5 51 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 38 (0.51%) COBIT
6 38 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.18%) GAAP
8 13 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.14%) CDISC
10 8 (0.11%) GxP
11 7 (0.095%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.081%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.068%) GPG13
13 5 (0.068%) EMIR
13 5 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.054%) UCITS
14 4 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 4 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 308 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 202 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (1.13%) XenApp
4 75 (1.01%) XenDesktop
5 72 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 68 (0.92%) vSphere
7 45 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (0.26%) VMware ESX
11 18 (0.24%) XenServer
12 11 (0.15%) RACF
12 11 (0.15%) vCloud
13 9 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.11%) Firmware
14 8 (0.11%) ACF2
14 8 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.095%) Snort
15 7 (0.095%) Xen
16 6 (0.081%) NFS
Systems Management
1 162 (2.19%) SCCM
2 73 (0.99%) SCOM
3 69 (0.93%) Puppet
4 50 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.39%) Ansible
7 28 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
7 28 (0.38%) Nagios
8 25 (0.34%) Control-M
9 23 (0.31%) Vagrant
10 20 (0.27%) Salt
10 20 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 19 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
11 19 (0.26%) SCVMM
11 19 (0.26%) SCOrch
11 19 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 18 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 17 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 16 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1676 (22.65%) SAP
2 1050 (14.19%) Oracle
3 799 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 364 (4.92%) Cisco
5 337 (4.55%) VMware
6 196 (2.65%) HP
7 194 (2.62%) IBM
8 192 (2.59%) Citrix
9 130 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
10 126 (1.70%) Business Objects
11 120 (1.62%) F5
12 118 (1.59%) Informatica
13 100 (1.35%) EMC
14 83 (1.12%) Juniper
15 80 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 78 (1.05%) Red Hat
17 66 (0.89%) NetApp
18 63 (0.85%) Hyperion
19 58 (0.78%) Remedy
20 57 (0.77%) BMC
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