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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 514 501 519
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 69 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £368 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £246 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £633 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.03
% change year-on-year
- +121.48%
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 +23 24 £500 +14.28% 16
North West +9 15 £450 -24.56% 1
South East -7 9 £350 +9.37% 7
East of England -31 8 £400 +70.21% 3
Yorkshire +7 4 £350 - 6
South West -31 4 £488 +95.00% 2
West Midlands -20 2 £350 -
East Midlands - - - -
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 42 (32.81%) Finance
2 38 (29.69%) Information Security
3 30 (23.44%) Firewall
3 30 (23.44%) Windows
4 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
5 18 (14.06%) CISSP
5 18 (14.06%) Risk Management
5 18 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (13.28%) Cisco
7 16 (12.50%) Banking
8 15 (11.72%) ITIL
9 14 (10.94%) UNIX
9 14 (10.94%) PCI DSS
10 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
10 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
11 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
11 12 (9.38%) Active Directory
11 12 (9.38%) Project Management
12 10 (7.81%) PKI
12 10 (7.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (7.03%) Linux
13 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
13 9 (7.03%) VMware
14 8 (6.25%) SIEM
14 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
15 7 (5.47%) Windows 7
15 7 (5.47%) Security Architecture
15 7 (5.47%) Risk Assessment

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.34%) IIS
2 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) FileNet
4 1 (0.78%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
3 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS Project
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.78%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) HFM
1 1 (0.78%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.44%) Firewall
2 6 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (3.91%) Network Security
4 4 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (2.34%) LAN
5 3 (2.34%) VPN
6 2 (1.56%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) LDAP
6 2 (1.56%) DHCP
6 2 (1.56%) FTP
6 2 (1.56%) SAN
6 2 (1.56%) VLAN
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.78%) DMZ
7 1 (0.78%) MPLS
7 1 (0.78%) Internet
7 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.78%) MS Access
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (32.81%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.56%) Military
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.78%) German Language
7 1 (0.78%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (0.78%) .NET
1 1 (0.78%) HTML
1 1 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.81%) PKI
3 5 (3.91%) CESG
3 5 (3.91%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.13%) E-Learning
4 4 (3.13%) RMADS
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.34%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.56%) Social Media
7 1 (0.78%) Open Source
7 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.78%) Informatics
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.44%) Windows
2 14 (10.94%) UNIX
3 9 (7.03%) Linux
4 7 (5.47%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.13%) AIX
7 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.34%) HPUX
8 3 (2.34%) Solaris
9 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.69%) Information Security
2 18 (14.06%) Risk Management
3 15 (11.72%) ITIL
4 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
4 12 (9.38%) Project Management
5 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.25%) SIEM
7 7 (5.47%) Security Architecture
7 7 (5.47%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.69%) Service Management
8 6 (4.69%) Supplier Management
8 6 (4.69%) Data Protection
8 6 (4.69%) Validation
8 6 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.91%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.91%) Migration
9 5 (3.91%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) C
2 3 (2.34%) LINC
2 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.34%) Perl
2 3 (2.34%) VB
3 2 (1.56%) SQL
3 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.78%) VBA
4 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.78%) Java
4 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) CISSP
2 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 7 (5.47%) CISA
4 7 (5.47%) CISM
5 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) CRISC
6 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.34%) MCSE
7 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.56%) CCNA
7 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) MOS
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
8 1 (0.78%) ISEB
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.94%) PCI DSS
3 10 (7.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (4.69%) COBIT
5 3 (2.34%) QA
6 2 (1.56%) SLA
7 1 (0.78%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.78%) ACF2
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
4 1 (0.78%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) Nessus
2 3 (2.34%) Unicenter
2 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.56%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.28%) Cisco
3 9 (7.03%) VMware
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle
5 5 (3.91%) Symantec
6 4 (3.13%) SAP
6 4 (3.13%) Websense
6 4 (3.13%) HP
6 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.34%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.34%) Juniper
7 3 (2.34%) CA
7 3 (2.34%) Lotus
8 2 (1.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) Adobe
8 2 (1.56%) Dell
9 1 (0.78%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.78%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.78%) Veeam
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