The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Consultant
Rank 573 573 520
Rank change year-on-year
0 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Software 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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Consultant in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region.

Software Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software 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 Software Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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 +7 5 £450 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
South East -11 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Software Consultant
UK

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 7 (28.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (28.00%) Software Licensing
4 6 (24.00%) Software Asset Management
5 5 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (20.00%) BMC
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Altiris
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
2 2 (8.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (8.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (8.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (8.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) CppUnit
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) wxWidgets
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.00%) Motif
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (12.00%) BYOD
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Asset Management
1 7 (28.00%) Software Licensing
2 6 (24.00%) Software Asset Management
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Python
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Groovy
4 1 (4.00%) Scala
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) BMC
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Altiris
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Perforce
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Adobe
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.00%) webMethods
5 1 (4.00%) Software AG