The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 517 459 527
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +68
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 73 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 32
Average daily rate £400 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £690 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £67.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -73.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
IT Consultant
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -15 39 £450 -14.28% 16
South East -2 15 £350 - 6
South West -18 5 £500 +2.56% 1
West Midlands - 5 £370 - 1
North West -17 3 £360 +2.85% 3
Yorkshire -20 2 £388 +4.72% 2
East of England -25 2 £388 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
IT Consultant
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IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (16.41%) Information Security
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 20 (15.63%) Finance
3 18 (14.06%) ITIL
4 15 (11.72%) Firewall
4 15 (11.72%) Project Management
5 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
5 14 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (9.38%) Cisco
6 12 (9.38%) Banking
7 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
7 10 (7.81%) CISA
8 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
8 9 (7.03%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (6.25%) Security Architecture
9 8 (6.25%) Migration
9 8 (6.25%) VMware
9 8 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.25%) CISSP
9 8 (6.25%) UNIX
9 8 (6.25%) Service Management
10 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.47%) MS Office
10 7 (5.47%) Linux
10 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
10 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) FileNet
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
3 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Project
5 3 (2.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.78%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.78%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) Firewall
2 6 (4.69%) SAN
3 5 (3.91%) WAN
3 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 3 (2.34%) Internet
5 3 (2.34%) VPN
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (2.34%) Network Security
6 2 (1.56%) NAS
6 2 (1.56%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.78%) MPLS
7 1 (0.78%) FTP
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) VLAN
7 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (15.63%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Military
4 2 (1.56%) Front Office
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
5 1 (0.78%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) Flash
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.34%) Open Source
4 2 (1.56%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.56%) LPAR
4 2 (1.56%) Social Media
4 2 (1.56%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.56%) CESG
4 2 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.56%) PKI
4 2 (1.56%) IPTV
4 2 (1.56%) HACMP
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) PMI
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) UNIX
3 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.47%) Linux
3 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.13%) AIX
6 3 (2.34%) Solaris
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.56%) HPUX
7 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) Information Security
2 18 (14.06%) ITIL
3 15 (11.72%) Project Management
4 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
5 9 (7.03%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 8 (6.25%) Migration
6 8 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.25%) Service Management
7 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.91%) Change Management
9 5 (3.91%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (3.13%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (3.13%) Web Development
10 4 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.34%) SQL
2 2 (1.56%) VB
2 2 (1.56%) C
2 2 (1.56%) Perl
2 2 (1.56%) REXX
2 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) CISA
2 8 (6.25%) CISSP
3 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.69%) CISM
5 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.91%) MCSE
6 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (2.34%) QiCA
7 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) CRISC
8 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.56%) MCITP
8 2 (1.56%) CCA
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.56%) OCP
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.69%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.91%) COBIT
4 2 (1.56%) QA
5 1 (0.78%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.56%) Nmap
5 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Nessus
2 2 (1.56%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.56%) Unicenter
2 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Cisco
3 8 (6.25%) VMware
4 6 (4.69%) SAP
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) Citrix
5 3 (2.34%) IBM
5 3 (2.34%) Adobe
5 3 (2.34%) HP
6 2 (1.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.56%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.56%) Dell
6 2 (1.56%) CA
6 2 (1.56%) Juniper
6 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.56%) Websense
6 2 (1.56%) Novell
6 2 (1.56%) Symantec
7 1 (0.78%) Lotus
7 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
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