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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 530 506 515
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 59 71 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 28
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£463 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £268 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £525 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00
IT Consultant
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +24 31 £475 -5.00% 18
South East -17 12 £353 -2.75% 3
West Midlands +1 3 £500 +42.85%
East of England -3 3 £450 +12.50% 3
South West -11 3 £600 +23.07% 5
North East - 3 £550 -
North West -43 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (42.06%) Finance
2 24 (22.43%) Information Security
2 24 (22.43%) CISSP
3 18 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.95%) Firewall
4 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (14.02%) PCI DSS
5 15 (14.02%) CISM
6 14 (13.08%) Windows
6 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.15%) Project Management
8 11 (10.28%) ITIL
8 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.28%) Security Management
8 11 (10.28%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (9.35%) Linux
10 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
10 9 (8.41%) Change Management
10 9 (8.41%) QA
10 9 (8.41%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Project Planning
10 9 (8.41%) SIEM
11 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
11 8 (7.48%) Risk Management
12 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.54%) CISA
12 7 (6.54%) Banking
12 7 (6.54%) SAP
12 7 (6.54%) Cisco

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.93%) Lync
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Project
2 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Firewall
2 6 (5.61%) Network Security
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.80%) OSPF
5 3 (2.80%) BGP
5 3 (2.80%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.80%) LAN
5 3 (2.80%) WAN
5 3 (2.80%) DHCP
5 3 (2.80%) DNS
6 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.87%) VPN
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.80%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 45 (42.06%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
3 4 (3.74%) Law
3 4 (3.74%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.80%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.87%) AS400
5 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Social Network
5 2 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Blog
6 1 (0.93%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) UNIX
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) Information Security
2 18 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (12.15%) Project Management
5 11 (10.28%) ITIL
5 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.28%) Security Management
5 11 (10.28%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (8.41%) Project Planning
6 9 (8.41%) SIEM
6 9 (8.41%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (8.41%) Change Management
7 8 (7.48%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.61%) ITSM
9 6 (5.61%) Critical Path Analysis
10 5 (4.67%) Service Management
10 5 (4.67%) ERP
10 5 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) C
2 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (22.43%) CISSP
2 15 (14.02%) CISM
3 7 (6.54%) CISA
4 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.74%) PCI QSA
5 3 (2.80%) CEH
5 3 (2.80%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) GSEC
5 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.80%) CCNP
5 3 (2.80%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) CCSE
6 1 (0.93%) CISMP
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.41%) QA
3 7 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (5.61%) COBIT
5 3 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.87%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Nessus
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) SAP
2 7 (6.54%) Cisco
3 4 (3.74%) Splunk
4 3 (2.80%) Sourcefire
4 3 (2.80%) FireEye
4 3 (2.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) Websense
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.87%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.87%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (1.87%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.87%) Qualys
5 2 (1.87%) Imperva
6 1 (0.93%) IronPort
6 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.93%) LogLogic
6 1 (0.93%) Trustwave
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