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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3235 3445 3393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.28% 6.98% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.79% 7.54% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1721 1771 1730
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £52.75 £27.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.09% -3.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.24 £10.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.75 £49.50 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 1448 £475 +5.55% 448
South East -1 544 £450 +11.45% 160
North West +1 339 £450 +5.88% 109
East of England +7 192 £450 +5.88% 47
West Midlands -4 170 £440 +3.52% 56
South West -7 165 £438 -0.28% 49
Yorkshire -1 135 £420 -1.17% 37
East Midlands -3 72 £438 -2.77% 18
Midlands +2 47 £450 -5.26% 4
North East -23 39 £300 -33.33% 18
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1419 (21.43%) SAP
2 1350 (20.39%) Finance
3 889 (13.42%) Oracle
4 719 (10.86%) Microsoft
5 685 (10.34%) SQL
6 678 (10.24%) Migration
7 611 (9.23%) Windows
8 524 (7.91%) Security Cleared
9 442 (6.67%) CRM
10 431 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
11 396 (5.98%) SC Cleared
12 366 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
13 358 (5.41%) ITIL
14 345 (5.21%) Project Management
15 341 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 335 (5.06%) VMware
17 310 (4.68%) Banking
18 294 (4.44%) ERP
19 289 (4.36%) SQL Server
19 289 (4.36%) Cisco
20 288 (4.35%) UNIX
21 282 (4.26%) Linux
22 264 (3.99%) Java
22 264 (3.99%) Active Directory
22 264 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
23 257 (3.88%) SharePoint
24 255 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
25 253 (3.82%) MS Excel
26 252 (3.81%) Retail
27 246 (3.71%) Firewall

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 257 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 109 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 101 (1.53%) Lync
4 97 (1.46%) SAS
5 88 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 78 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 73 (1.10%) IIS
8 52 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 48 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 46 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 44 (0.66%) Apache
12 40 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 39 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 37 (0.56%) Tomcat
15 32 (0.48%) JBoss
16 31 (0.47%) NetWeaver
17 30 (0.45%) CMS
18 29 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 29 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
19 26 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 253 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 94 (1.42%) MS Office
3 49 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 49 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.51%) MS Project
5 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.060%) FastStats
10 4 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.045%) InDesign
11 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.045%) DOC1
12 2 (0.030%) Windchill
12 2 (0.030%) SPSS
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 255 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 223 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
3 168 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 144 (2.17%) SAP FI
5 120 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
6 111 (1.68%) SAP CO
6 111 (1.68%) SAP SD
7 105 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
8 103 (1.56%) SAP MM
9 93 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
10 90 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
11 76 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
12 71 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
13 69 (1.04%) Agresso
14 65 (0.98%) SAP CRM
15 55 (0.83%) SAP WM
15 55 (0.83%) SAP HR
16 50 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
17 48 (0.72%) SAP EWM
17 48 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.57%) Office 365
2 99 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (0.79%) SaaS
5 43 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
6 27 (0.41%) PaaS
6 27 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.32%) Taleo
9 21 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
10 18 (0.27%) IaaS
11 11 (0.17%) Force.com
11 11 (0.17%) Yammer
12 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.091%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.091%) Route 53
13 6 (0.091%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 246 (3.71%) Firewall
2 122 (1.84%) WAN
3 121 (1.83%) DNS
4 116 (1.75%) LAN
5 109 (1.65%) SAN
6 84 (1.27%) Network Security
7 74 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 74 (1.12%) Wireless
7 74 (1.12%) Internet
8 69 (1.04%) DHCP
9 60 (0.91%) SSL
10 54 (0.82%) VPN
11 51 (0.77%) NAS
12 48 (0.72%) NetScaler
13 46 (0.69%) LDAP
14 45 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (0.66%) MPLS
16 37 (0.56%) VoIP
17 35 (0.53%) BGP
18 34 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 171 (2.58%) SAP BW
3 157 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 127 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
5 113 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 104 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 97 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 83 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 79 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 74 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 63 (0.95%) SAP BI
11 63 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 62 (0.94%) Big Data
13 49 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 48 (0.72%) Essbase
15 47 (0.71%) DB2
15 47 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
17 42 (0.63%) SAP HANA
18 41 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 56 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (0.82%) JIRA
4 34 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 32 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 31 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
7 30 (0.45%) Maven
8 29 (0.44%) Axure RP
9 25 (0.38%) LSMW
10 24 (0.36%) Toad
11 23 (0.35%) Subversion
12 22 (0.33%) Cucumber
12 22 (0.33%) Selenium
13 17 (0.26%) PeopleTools
14 15 (0.23%) MSI
14 15 (0.23%) Ant
15 13 (0.20%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.17%) LoadRunner
16 11 (0.17%) Calabash
16 11 (0.17%) Appium
General
1 1350 (20.39%) Finance
2 310 (4.68%) Banking
3 252 (3.81%) Retail
4 241 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 214 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 177 (2.67%) Marketing
7 115 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 72 (1.09%) Billing
8 72 (1.09%) General Ledger
9 70 (1.06%) Advertising
10 60 (0.91%) Legal
11 57 (0.86%) Automotive
12 55 (0.83%) Local Government
13 46 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 34 (0.51%) Back Office
15 30 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.45%) Publishing
16 28 (0.42%) French Language
17 27 (0.41%) Law
18 25 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (2.90%) XML
2 190 (2.87%) .NET
3 156 (2.36%) Web Services
4 152 (2.30%) HTML
5 119 (1.80%) Middleware
6 84 (1.27%) CSS
7 73 (1.10%) J2EE
8 67 (1.01%) SOAP
9 57 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
10 45 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 45 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
11 41 (0.62%) SAP Basis
12 40 (0.60%) EDI
13 39 (0.59%) HTML5
13 39 (0.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 35 (0.53%) jQuery
15 30 (0.45%) WebCenter
16 28 (0.42%) REST
17 27 (0.41%) SAP PI
17 27 (0.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 264 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 150 (2.27%) User Experience
4 117 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 75 (1.13%) FMCG
6 72 (1.09%) Data Integration
7 61 (0.92%) Clustering
8 56 (0.85%) PKI
8 56 (0.85%) DataPower
9 48 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 46 (0.69%) CMDB
11 39 (0.59%) NHS
12 36 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 36 (0.54%) Visualisation
13 35 (0.53%) Replication
13 35 (0.53%) Computer Science
14 33 (0.50%) Mainframe
15 26 (0.39%) Social Media
16 23 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 611 (9.23%) Windows
2 288 (4.35%) UNIX
3 282 (4.26%) Linux
4 157 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 118 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (1.39%) AIX
8 78 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 46 (0.69%) Solaris
10 34 (0.51%) Android
10 34 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 21 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.29%) VMS
14 17 (0.26%) HPUX
14 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
15 14 (0.21%) CentOS
16 11 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (10.24%) Migration
2 442 (6.67%) CRM
3 431 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
4 366 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (5.41%) ITIL
6 345 (5.21%) Project Management
7 341 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 294 (4.44%) ERP
9 244 (3.68%) Data Migration
10 233 (3.52%) Information Security
11 208 (3.14%) Analytics
12 190 (2.87%) ETL
13 180 (2.72%) Workflow
14 175 (2.64%) Change Management
15 168 (2.54%) Service Management
16 151 (2.28%) Risk Management
17 146 (2.20%) Business Analysis
18 144 (2.17%) Data Modelling
19 137 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
20 117 (1.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 685 (10.34%) SQL
2 264 (3.99%) Java
3 164 (2.48%) JavaScript
4 138 (2.08%) C#
4 138 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 133 (2.01%) ABAP
6 131 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 86 (1.30%) Python
8 85 (1.28%) C
9 77 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 59 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 57 (0.86%) Perl
12 52 (0.79%) Ruby
13 41 (0.62%) VBScript
14 24 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 23 (0.35%) VBA
15 23 (0.35%) PHP
16 22 (0.33%) C++
17 21 (0.32%) VB
18 18 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 524 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 396 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 183 (2.76%) CISSP
4 163 (2.46%) Degree
5 107 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 78 (1.18%) CCNP
9 72 (1.09%) CISM
10 54 (0.82%) MCSE
11 45 (0.68%) SAP Certification
12 36 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (0.53%) CISA
13 35 (0.53%) CCIE
14 30 (0.45%) MCITP
15 29 (0.44%) CCNA
16 27 (0.41%) ISEB
16 27 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (0.39%) GIAC
18 22 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (1.65%) QA
3 77 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 73 (1.10%) SLA
5 54 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.41%) COBIT
8 18 (0.27%) GxP
9 14 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.14%) GMP
11 7 (0.11%) GAAP
12 5 (0.076%) Basel III
13 4 (0.060%) HL7
13 4 (0.060%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.060%) EMIR
13 4 (0.060%) GLP
13 4 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.060%) GCP
System Software
1 264 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 218 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 86 (1.30%) XenApp
5 78 (1.18%) vSphere
6 46 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 45 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 42 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 21 (0.32%) vCloud
11 19 (0.29%) XenServer
12 14 (0.21%) Docker
13 12 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 11 (0.17%) SRDF
14 11 (0.17%) NFS
15 10 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.11%) Firmware
18 7 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 126 (1.90%) SCCM
2 80 (1.21%) Puppet
3 59 (0.89%) SCOM
4 49 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 49 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 22 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 21 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 21 (0.32%) Ansible
8 20 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
8 20 (0.30%) SCVMM
8 20 (0.30%) WSUS
8 20 (0.30%) Nagios
9 17 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
9 17 (0.26%) Salt
10 16 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 16 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1419 (21.43%) SAP
2 889 (13.42%) Oracle
3 719 (10.86%) Microsoft
4 335 (5.06%) VMware
5 289 (4.36%) Cisco
6 233 (3.52%) IBM
7 218 (3.29%) HP
8 205 (3.10%) Citrix
9 99 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
10 85 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 83 (1.25%) Hyperion
11 83 (1.25%) Juniper
12 81 (1.22%) Informatica
13 80 (1.21%) CheckPoint
14 74 (1.12%) F5
15 72 (1.09%) Adobe
16 65 (0.98%) EMC
17 60 (0.91%) NetApp
18 52 (0.79%) Red Hat
19 50 (0.76%) Symantec
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