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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3716 3307 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.15% 6.87% 6.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 7.41% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1947 1742 1600
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 31
Average hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -27.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £44.97 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 1784 £463 +2.77% 484
South East -7 564 £425 - 188
North West +1 257 £425 +4.75% 104
South West +11 223 £425 +2.40% 66
West Midlands +2 207 £425 - 72
East of England +7 173 £400 -5.88% 52
Yorkshire +7 154 £433 - 41
East Midlands +5 90 £440 +15.40% 38
North East -14 42 £385 -14.44% 14
Midlands 0 22 £475 - 4
South Coast +5 3 £500 -23.07%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1588 (22.57%) SAP
2 1429 (20.31%) Finance
3 1006 (14.30%) Oracle
4 797 (11.33%) Microsoft
5 755 (10.73%) SQL
6 743 (10.56%) Migration
7 647 (9.20%) Windows
8 512 (7.28%) Security Cleared
9 463 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
10 454 (6.45%) CRM
11 388 (5.52%) SC Cleared
12 382 (5.43%) SQL Server
13 373 (5.30%) Banking
14 366 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 346 (4.92%) SharePoint
16 341 (4.85%) Cisco
17 333 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
18 331 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
19 327 (4.65%) Retail
20 304 (4.32%) VMware
21 300 (4.26%) Java
22 299 (4.25%) Active Directory
23 284 (4.04%) Data Migration
24 281 (3.99%) Linux
25 280 (3.98%) ETL
26 279 (3.97%) ERP
27 278 (3.95%) MS Excel
28 273 (3.88%) .NET
29 271 (3.85%) Information Security
30 268 (3.81%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 346 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 155 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 112 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 95 (1.35%) SAS
5 94 (1.34%) WebSphere
6 92 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 89 (1.27%) IIS
8 88 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 82 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 77 (1.09%) Lync
11 68 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
12 62 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (0.84%) Apache
14 56 (0.80%) NetWeaver
15 44 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
16 37 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
17 31 (0.44%) CMS
17 31 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 27 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 278 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 107 (1.52%) MS Office
3 57 (0.81%) MS Project
4 50 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 20 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.20%) SPSS
10 13 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
12 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.028%) DOC1
15 2 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.014%) CPLEX
16 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 268 (3.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 260 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 189 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 176 (2.50%) SAP FI
5 145 (2.06%) SAP CO
6 129 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 127 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
8 126 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
9 121 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
9 121 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
10 115 (1.63%) SAP MM
11 110 (1.56%) SAP SD
12 93 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
13 88 (1.25%) SAP SRM
14 83 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
15 78 (1.11%) SAP PP
16 66 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
17 65 (0.92%) SAP APO
17 65 (0.92%) SAP HR
18 62 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 81 (1.15%) Office 365
2 55 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (0.54%) SaaS
5 26 (0.37%) Force.com
6 19 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.16%) PaaS
9 9 (0.13%) Taleo
10 6 (0.085%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.085%) GitHub
10 6 (0.085%) IaaS
11 5 (0.071%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.057%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.057%) MailChimp
13 3 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.043%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.043%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 236 (3.35%) Firewall
2 132 (1.88%) SAN
3 101 (1.44%) Network Security
4 94 (1.34%) LAN
5 89 (1.27%) WAN
5 89 (1.27%) DNS
6 75 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 74 (1.05%) Internet
8 72 (1.02%) VPN
9 68 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 67 (0.95%) SSL
11 62 (0.88%) Wireless
12 55 (0.78%) HTTP
13 54 (0.77%) OSPF
14 53 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (0.74%) NetScaler
16 50 (0.71%) BGP
17 47 (0.67%) DHCP
18 44 (0.63%) Intranet
19 42 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 184 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 163 (2.32%) SAP BW
4 153 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 132 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 132 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 101 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
6 101 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 94 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 83 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 80 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 79 (1.12%) QlikView
11 71 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 62 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
13 58 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 56 (0.80%) SAP BI
15 50 (0.71%) DB2
16 49 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 45 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
18 43 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 59 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 55 (0.78%) LSMW
3 51 (0.72%) Selenium
4 47 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 44 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 38 (0.54%) JIRA
7 32 (0.45%) Axure RP
8 27 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (0.37%) WebDriver
10 23 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 20 (0.28%) Maven
12 18 (0.26%) JUnit
12 18 (0.26%) Subversion
12 18 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
13 16 (0.23%) MSI
14 15 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 13 (0.18%) RSpec
15 13 (0.18%) Git (software)
15 13 (0.18%) ERwin
16 11 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 1429 (20.31%) Finance
2 373 (5.30%) Banking
3 327 (4.65%) Retail
4 265 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 221 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 142 (2.02%) Marketing
7 124 (1.76%) Automotive
8 122 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 105 (1.49%) Billing
9 105 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 104 (1.48%) Advertising
11 87 (1.24%) General Ledger
12 65 (0.92%) Legal
13 60 (0.85%) Back Office
14 57 (0.81%) Front Office
15 56 (0.80%) German Language
16 43 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 43 (0.61%) Publishing
17 28 (0.40%) Local Government
18 25 (0.36%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (3.88%) .NET
2 185 (2.63%) Web Services
2 185 (2.63%) XML
3 182 (2.59%) HTML
4 124 (1.76%) CSS
5 123 (1.75%) Middleware
6 76 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 59 (0.84%) jQuery
8 57 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
9 53 (0.75%) J2EE
10 52 (0.74%) SOAP
11 47 (0.67%) XSLT
12 41 (0.58%) BAPI
13 39 (0.55%) WebCenter
14 37 (0.53%) SAP Basis
15 36 (0.51%) REST
16 35 (0.50%) HTML5
17 34 (0.48%) JSON
18 33 (0.47%) JSP
19 32 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 333 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (2.12%) User Experience
3 103 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 80 (1.14%) FMCG
5 64 (0.91%) Data Integration
6 63 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 57 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 54 (0.77%) Replication
9 52 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 52 (0.74%) Clustering
10 47 (0.67%) Open Source
11 45 (0.64%) RMADS
12 44 (0.63%) CESG
13 43 (0.61%) Blackberry
14 38 (0.54%) Visualisation
15 37 (0.53%) PKI
16 36 (0.51%) iPad
17 35 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (0.50%) Mobile App
18 34 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 647 (9.20%) Windows
2 281 (3.99%) Linux
3 250 (3.55%) UNIX
4 178 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 97 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (1.02%) Solaris
9 64 (0.91%) AIX
10 56 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 21 (0.30%) zOS
13 20 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.24%) Android
15 14 (0.20%) VMS
15 14 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.18%) CentOS
17 9 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.13%) HPUX
17 9 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (10.56%) Migration
2 463 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
3 454 (6.45%) CRM
4 366 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 331 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
6 284 (4.04%) Data Migration
7 280 (3.98%) ETL
8 279 (3.97%) ERP
9 271 (3.85%) Information Security
10 268 (3.81%) Project Management
11 242 (3.44%) ITIL
12 234 (3.33%) Workflow
13 193 (2.74%) Change Management
14 169 (2.40%) Analytics
15 165 (2.35%) Data Modelling
16 157 (2.23%) Risk Management
17 154 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
18 152 (2.16%) Business Analysis
19 126 (1.79%) SOA
20 114 (1.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 755 (10.73%) SQL
2 300 (4.26%) Java
3 181 (2.57%) C#
4 174 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 163 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 156 (2.22%) ABAP
7 132 (1.88%) PowerShell
8 103 (1.46%) C
9 81 (1.15%) Perl
10 72 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 72 (1.02%) Python
11 57 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 45 (0.64%) VBScript
13 37 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 37 (0.53%) C++
14 34 (0.48%) Ruby
15 24 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.34%) VBA
16 23 (0.33%) Apex Code
16 23 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 512 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 388 (5.52%) SC Cleared
3 217 (3.08%) Degree
4 160 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 157 (2.23%) CISSP
6 107 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 102 (1.45%) CCNP
8 86 (1.22%) CISM
9 75 (1.07%) CCIE
10 66 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 46 (0.65%) SAP Certification
12 43 (0.61%) MCSE
13 40 (0.57%) CISA
14 35 (0.50%) CCNA
15 33 (0.47%) MCITP
16 31 (0.44%) MCTS
16 31 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 27 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (0.31%) ISEB
19 19 (0.27%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (2.13%) QA
2 134 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (0.94%) SLA
4 54 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 50 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 35 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.44%) COBIT
8 15 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.14%) CDISC
11 8 (0.11%) GAAP
12 7 (0.100%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.085%) GPG13
14 5 (0.071%) UCITS
15 4 (0.057%) GxP
15 4 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.057%) HL7
15 4 (0.057%) EMIR
16 3 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
16 3 (0.043%) AIFMD
System Software
1 299 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 188 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (1.11%) XenApp
4 68 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.88%) vSphere
6 58 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 43 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.37%) VMware ESX
10 20 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.24%) XenServer
12 11 (0.16%) vCloud
13 10 (0.14%) ACF2
14 9 (0.13%) RACF
15 8 (0.11%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.100%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.100%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.100%) Firmware
16 7 (0.100%) NFS
17 6 (0.085%) Snort
Systems Management
1 145 (2.06%) SCCM
2 69 (0.98%) SCOM
3 57 (0.81%) Puppet
4 36 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
7 23 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 22 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 21 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (0.27%) SCVMM
10 19 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 17 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 17 (0.24%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (0.21%) Nagios
12 15 (0.21%) Control-M
13 14 (0.20%) OpenView
13 14 (0.20%) SCSM
14 13 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1588 (22.57%) SAP
2 1006 (14.30%) Oracle
3 797 (11.33%) Microsoft
4 341 (4.85%) Cisco
5 304 (4.32%) VMware
6 204 (2.90%) HP
7 183 (2.60%) IBM
8 159 (2.26%) Citrix
9 140 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 120 (1.71%) Business Objects
11 111 (1.58%) F5
12 100 (1.42%) EMC
12 100 (1.42%) Juniper
13 90 (1.28%) Informatica
14 87 (1.24%) CheckPoint
15 67 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
16 66 (0.94%) Red Hat
17 65 (0.92%) Symantec
18 62 (0.88%) Hyperion
19 61 (0.87%) NetApp
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 550
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £15.31 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £525 - £530 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
YSM
Posted: 23 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City Of Westminster, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £566 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday