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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 496 482 463
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 59 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £227 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £9.32
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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 -11 23 £403 -10.55% 15
South East -20 9 £205 -45.33% 4
East of England +5 7 £463 -7.50%
North West -6 7 - - 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £400 - 3
South West -20 4 £381 +85.97% 2
East Midlands +11 2 - -
North East - 1 £285 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 33 (28.45%) Finance
2 26 (22.41%) Firewall
3 25 (21.55%) Windows
4 24 (20.69%) Information Security
5 20 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (17.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (15.52%) CISSP
7 17 (14.66%) ITIL
8 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
9 14 (12.07%) Telecoms
9 14 (12.07%) Banking
10 13 (11.21%) CISM
11 12 (10.34%) VMware
12 11 (9.48%) CISA
12 11 (9.48%) Linux
13 10 (8.62%) Network Security
14 9 (7.76%) Windows 7
14 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (7.76%) Network Design
14 9 (7.76%) Project Management
14 9 (7.76%) Cisco
15 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (6.90%) UNIX
15 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (6.90%) Supplier Management
16 7 (6.03%) SaaS
16 7 (6.03%) Security Architecture
16 7 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (6.03%) Manufacturing
16 7 (6.03%) Active Directory

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 6 (5.17%) Lync
2 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.72%) PaaS
2 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.41%) Firewall
2 10 (8.62%) Network Security
3 6 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.31%) VoIP
5 4 (3.45%) DNS
6 3 (2.59%) LAN
6 3 (2.59%) WAN
7 2 (1.72%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless
8 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.86%) VLAN
8 1 (0.86%) Internet
8 1 (0.86%) LDAP
8 1 (0.86%) VPN
8 1 (0.86%) SSL
8 1 (0.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
General
1 33 (28.45%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.07%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 6 (5.17%) Marketing
5 5 (4.31%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.59%) Billing
6 3 (2.59%) Games
7 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.86%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.86%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) SOAP
2 3 (2.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.72%) PMI
4 2 (1.72%) PKI
4 2 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) Windows
2 11 (9.48%) Linux
3 9 (7.76%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.90%) UNIX
5 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.69%) Information Security
2 17 (14.66%) ITIL
3 9 (7.76%) Network Design
3 9 (7.76%) Project Management
4 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.90%) Supplier Management
5 7 (6.03%) Security Architecture
5 7 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (5.17%) Software Licensing
7 5 (4.31%) Product Management
7 5 (4.31%) Requirements Management
7 5 (4.31%) Validation
7 5 (4.31%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.45%) Migration
8 4 (3.45%) Change Management
8 4 (3.45%) Service Management
8 4 (3.45%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) LINC
2 3 (2.59%) Python
3 2 (1.72%) PHP
3 2 (1.72%) C
3 2 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.86%) Ruby
4 1 (0.86%) Perl
4 1 (0.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) CISSP
2 13 (11.21%) CISM
3 11 (9.48%) CISA
4 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.17%) MCSE
6 5 (4.31%) Degree
6 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.59%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.72%) CCNA
9 2 (1.72%) GIAC
9 2 (1.72%) CEH
9 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.72%) CRISC
10 1 (0.86%) CITP
10 1 (0.86%) MCITP
10 1 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (17.24%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (5.17%) COBIT
3 3 (2.59%) SLA
4 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.86%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) ACF2
3 2 (1.72%) XenApp
4 1 (0.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.86%) XenServer
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.86%) Xen
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.86%) Firmware
4 1 (0.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) SCCM
1 1 (0.86%) WebInspect
1 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.34%) VMware
3 9 (7.76%) Cisco
4 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.45%) Lotus
5 4 (3.45%) Citrix
6 3 (2.59%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.59%) Symantec
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle
6 3 (2.59%) Juniper
7 2 (1.72%) HP
7 2 (1.72%) Dell
7 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.72%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.72%) Websense
7 2 (1.72%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.72%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.72%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.72%) F5
8 1 (0.86%) hybris
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