The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 507 524 495
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 95 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 37
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.91%
IT 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
44618 44325 41838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.46% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 28067 25288
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1611 1774 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant across the England region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant across the England region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

IT 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 IT Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 8 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 +9 24 £475 +17.28% 24
South East +13 21 £413 +65.00% 9
North West -16 13 £550 - 8
South West +8 10 £425 -2.85% 2
East of England +6 10 £425 -19.04% 3
West Midlands -7 5 £400 +77.77% 3
East Midlands -7 4 £600 -
Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -15 2 £450 +12.50% 5
North East -24 1 - -
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 71 (36.04%) Finance
2 39 (19.80%) Information Security
3 36 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (17.26%) CISSP
5 29 (14.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (12.18%) Management Information System
7 23 (11.68%) Windows
8 22 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (10.66%) Project Management
10 20 (10.15%) Banking
11 19 (9.64%) QA
12 18 (9.14%) Microsoft
13 17 (8.63%) Change Management
14 16 (8.12%) Risk Management
14 16 (8.12%) PCI DSS
14 16 (8.12%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
15 15 (7.61%) Firewall
15 15 (7.61%) ITIL
16 14 (7.11%) SAP
16 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
16 14 (7.11%) CISM
16 14 (7.11%) Technical Architecture
17 13 (6.60%) CISA
18 12 (6.09%) Information Assurance
18 12 (6.09%) SDLC
18 12 (6.09%) CESG Certified Professional
19 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
19 11 (5.58%) PKI
19 11 (5.58%) Pharmaceutical

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.52%) IIS
2 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.02%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) PaaS
2 2 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.51%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.61%) Firewall
2 4 (2.03%) Internet
2 4 (2.03%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.03%) Network Security
3 3 (1.52%) DHCP
3 3 (1.52%) DNS
3 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) VPN
4 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.02%) LAN
4 2 (1.02%) SAN
4 2 (1.02%) WAN
5 1 (0.51%) 3G
5 1 (0.51%) 4G
5 1 (0.51%) 802.11
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.51%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.51%) MIMO
5 1 (0.51%) NAS
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (36.04%) Finance
2 20 (10.15%) Banking
3 11 (5.58%) Financial Institution
3 11 (5.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.03%) Retail
8 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 3 (1.52%) Marketing
9 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
9 2 (1.02%) Electronics
10 1 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) CSS
1 5 (2.54%) HTML
2 4 (2.03%) Ajax
2 4 (2.03%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) SAP TM
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.51%) HTML5
4 1 (0.51%) jQuery
4 1 (0.51%) OAuth
4 1 (0.51%) RSS
4 1 (0.51%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.18%) Management Information System
2 22 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.58%) PKI
4 5 (2.54%) Blog
5 4 (2.03%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.03%) Life Science
5 4 (2.03%) Psychology
5 4 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.52%) CMDB
6 3 (1.52%) Fintech
6 3 (1.52%) NHS
7 2 (1.02%) Biometrics
7 2 (1.02%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.02%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.68%) Windows
2 10 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.03%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.02%) Linux
7 2 (1.02%) Unix
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.80%) Information Security
2 36 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (10.66%) Project Management
4 17 (8.63%) Change Management
5 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
5 16 (8.12%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (8.12%) Risk Management
6 15 (7.61%) ITIL
7 14 (7.11%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (6.09%) Information Assurance
8 12 (6.09%) SDLC
9 11 (5.58%) Security Management
10 10 (5.08%) People Management
10 10 (5.08%) Portfolio Management
10 10 (5.08%) Project Governance
10 10 (5.08%) Time Management
11 9 (4.57%) Investment Management
11 9 (4.57%) Service Management
11 9 (4.57%) SIEM
11 9 (4.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.08%) C
2 8 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.02%) PHP
4 2 (1.02%) SQL
4 2 (1.02%) VB
5 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (17.26%) CISSP
2 14 (7.11%) CISM
3 13 (6.60%) CISA
4 12 (6.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.06%) CLAS
7 7 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) Degree
9 4 (2.03%) ECDL
10 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.02%) CISMP
11 2 (1.02%) GIAC
11 2 (1.02%) PhD
11 2 (1.02%) PMP
12 1 (0.51%) CIPD
12 1 (0.51%) CRISC
12 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.64%) QA
3 16 (8.12%) PCI DSS
4 10 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.55%) RMADS
6 5 (2.54%) COBIT
6 5 (2.54%) ISO27002
7 4 (2.03%) WCAG
8 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
8 2 (1.02%) GxP
8 2 (1.02%) SLA
9 1 (0.51%) HL7
9 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.51%) Val IT
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) vSphere
2 5 (2.54%) XenApp
2 5 (2.54%) XenServer
3 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.51%) Snort
6 1 (0.51%) vCloud
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) WSUS
3 2 (1.02%) Nessus
3 2 (1.02%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.51%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.51%) Proventia
4 1 (0.51%) QRadar
4 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.11%) SAP
3 7 (3.55%) Citrix
4 6 (3.05%) VMware
5 3 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.52%) Reuters
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco
6 2 (1.02%) Huawei
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle
7 1 (0.51%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.51%) Capita
7 1 (0.51%) F5
7 1 (0.51%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.51%) Intel
7 1 (0.51%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.51%) Juniper
7 1 (0.51%) Murex
7 1 (0.51%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.51%) ScanSafe
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec
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