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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 523 502 494
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 65 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 24
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£450 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £598 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £418 £388
% change year-on-year
- +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £7.00 £18.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £18.97 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-63.09% -22.61%
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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
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 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 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 +21 30 £488 +21.87% 16
North West -2 10 £450 -25.71% 3
South East -25 7 £450 +40.62% 3
East of England -26 6 £375 -31.81% 5
South West -30 6 £438 +48.93% 3
Yorkshire -2 4 £350 -22.22% 2
West Midlands -16 1 £575 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (41.88%) Finance
2 37 (31.62%) Information Security
3 30 (25.64%) Windows
4 27 (23.08%) Firewall
5 23 (19.66%) CISSP
6 20 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (14.53%) ITIL
8 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
9 15 (12.82%) PCI DSS
9 15 (12.82%) Banking
10 14 (11.97%) UNIX
11 13 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 12 (10.26%) Cisco
12 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
13 11 (9.40%) CISM
13 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
14 10 (8.55%) Risk Analysis
14 10 (8.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (8.55%) Project Management
15 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (7.69%) COBIT
15 9 (7.69%) VMware
15 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
16 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (6.84%) SIEM
16 8 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (6.84%) Degree
16 8 (6.84%) PKI
16 8 (6.84%) Telecoms

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (4.27%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Documentum
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) FileNet
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) HFM
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.85%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.71%) PaaS
2 2 (1.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Taleo
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.08%) Firewall
2 8 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.27%) Network Security
4 4 (3.42%) LAN
4 4 (3.42%) WAN
5 2 (1.71%) DHCP
5 2 (1.71%) DNS
5 2 (1.71%) LDAP
5 2 (1.71%) FTP
5 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.85%) VLAN
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.85%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) DMZ
6 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.85%) MS Access
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (41.88%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Banking
3 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.98%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
6 2 (1.71%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
7 1 (0.85%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.84%) PKI
3 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.27%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.56%) RMADS
6 3 (2.56%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.56%) CESG
6 3 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.71%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.71%) Social Media
7 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.64%) Windows
2 14 (11.97%) UNIX
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.27%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.27%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.42%) Linux
6 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.71%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) HPUX
9 1 (0.85%) Solaris
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) Information Security
2 17 (14.53%) ITIL
3 13 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.55%) Project Management
5 10 (8.55%) Risk Analysis
6 8 (6.84%) SIEM
7 7 (5.98%) Supplier Management
7 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.13%) Validation
8 6 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.13%) Security Architecture
9 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.27%) Requirements Management
9 5 (4.27%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.27%) Software Licensing
10 4 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.42%) Service Management
10 4 (3.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.27%) C
2 3 (2.56%) SQL
2 3 (2.56%) LINC
3 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.71%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.85%) VB
4 1 (0.85%) VBA
4 1 (0.85%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) CISSP
2 11 (9.40%) CISM
3 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.84%) CISA
4 8 (6.84%) Degree
5 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.42%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.56%) CRISC
7 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.71%) MCSE
9 1 (0.85%) MCSA
9 1 (0.85%) MCT
9 1 (0.85%) ISEB
9 1 (0.85%) CITP
9 1 (0.85%) MCP
9 1 (0.85%) GIAC
9 1 (0.85%) MOS
9 1 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.82%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (7.69%) COBIT
5 4 (3.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.85%) BS7799
6 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.71%) ACF2
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.85%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) XenServer
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.26%) Cisco
3 9 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle
5 5 (4.27%) Lotus
6 4 (3.42%) Websense
7 3 (2.56%) Symantec
7 3 (2.56%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.56%) Juniper
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) Dell
8 2 (1.71%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (1.71%) Citrix
8 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.71%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.71%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.71%) F5
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