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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 492 503 519
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 80 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £643 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £7.00 £18.63 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.41% -37.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £20.00 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -18.41%
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
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 £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +31 35 £500 -4.76% 18
North West +10 15 £425 -28.75% 5
East of England -20 9 £400 -15.78% 1
South East -10 8 £450 +40.62% 9
Yorkshire +6 4 £350 - 1
South West -20 4 £488 +95.00% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £463 -
East Midlands - - - -
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 49 (37.69%) Finance
2 42 (32.31%) Information Security
3 29 (22.31%) Windows
4 28 (21.54%) Firewall
5 22 (16.92%) CISSP
5 22 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
6 17 (13.08%) Risk Management
7 16 (12.31%) Cisco
7 16 (12.31%) Banking
8 15 (11.54%) ITIL
8 15 (11.54%) UNIX
9 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
10 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
10 12 (9.23%) CISM
10 12 (9.23%) Project Management
11 11 (8.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.46%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (7.69%) Security Architecture
12 10 (7.69%) CISA
12 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
12 10 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
13 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.92%) Degree
13 9 (6.92%) PKI
14 8 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (6.15%) VMware
14 8 (6.15%) COBIT

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.31%) IIS
1 3 (2.31%) IBM Notes
1 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.77%) Lync
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.77%) FileNet
2 1 (0.77%) Documentum
2 1 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.62%) MS Office
3 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.77%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.77%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.77%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) SaaS
1 3 (2.31%) IaaS
2 2 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.54%) Firewall
2 8 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (5.38%) Network Security
4 3 (2.31%) LAN
4 3 (2.31%) WAN
4 3 (2.31%) VPN
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.54%) VLAN
5 2 (1.54%) SAN
5 2 (1.54%) DNS
5 2 (1.54%) DHCP
5 2 (1.54%) FTP
5 2 (1.54%) LDAP
6 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.77%) DMZ
6 1 (0.77%) MPLS
6 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.77%) SSL
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) Big Data
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.77%) MS Access
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (37.69%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 2 (1.54%) Games
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.77%) German Language
6 1 (0.77%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.77%) .NET
1 1 (0.77%) HTML
1 1 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.92%) PKI
3 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.85%) CESG
4 5 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (3.08%) E-Learning
5 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.08%) RMADS
6 3 (2.31%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.77%) Open Source
8 1 (0.77%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.77%) NHS
8 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Windows
2 15 (11.54%) UNIX
3 8 (6.15%) Linux
4 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.08%) AIX
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.31%) HPUX
7 3 (2.31%) Solaris
7 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.31%) Information Security
2 17 (13.08%) Risk Management
3 15 (11.54%) ITIL
4 12 (9.23%) Project Management
5 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.46%) Risk Analysis
6 10 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.15%) SIEM
9 7 (5.38%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.38%) Validation
9 7 (5.38%) Supplier Management
9 7 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (4.62%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (4.62%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.85%) Software Licensing
11 5 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.85%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.62%) C
2 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.31%) Perl
2 3 (2.31%) VB
2 3 (2.31%) LINC
3 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.54%) SQL
4 1 (0.77%) VBA
4 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.77%) Java
4 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) CISSP
2 12 (9.23%) CISM
3 10 (7.69%) CISA
3 10 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.92%) Degree
5 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.31%) CRISC
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCSE
9 1 (0.77%) MCSA
9 1 (0.77%) MCT
9 1 (0.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.77%) PMP
9 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.77%) ISEB
9 1 (0.77%) CCNP
9 1 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (6.15%) COBIT
5 3 (2.31%) QA
6 2 (1.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.77%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.54%) ACF2
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) XenServer
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Unicenter
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.54%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.31%) Cisco
3 8 (6.15%) VMware
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle
5 6 (4.62%) Websense
6 5 (3.85%) Symantec
6 5 (3.85%) HP
6 5 (3.85%) Juniper
6 5 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.08%) SAP
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.31%) CA
8 3 (2.31%) Lotus
8 3 (2.31%) Dell
9 2 (1.54%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.54%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.54%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.54%) F5
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