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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Consultant
Rank 559 563 547
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 21 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.037% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.039% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 20
Average daily rate £325 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £297 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.70% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - -
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +2 5 - - 12
London -6 4 £525 +28.67% 12
North East - 4 £280 -
East of England +1 3 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 2
South West +1 1 £325 - 2
North West -17 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 3
Software Consultant
UK

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (24.24%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
3 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Finance
4 5 (15.15%) Validation
4 5 (15.15%) Software License Management
4 5 (15.15%) Software Licensing
4 5 (15.15%) SDLC
4 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (12.12%) WSUS
5 4 (12.12%) SCCM
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) Banking
6 3 (9.09%) C
6 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (9.09%) VBScript
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) MS Excel

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) SMTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Military
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Ajax
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.03%) Dojo
3 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.03%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) JAX-RS
3 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.03%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) CESG
2 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) CentOS
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.15%) SDLC
2 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
2 5 (15.15%) Software License Management
2 5 (15.15%) Software Licensing
2 5 (15.15%) Validation
3 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) SABSA
5 2 (6.06%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ISACA
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SANS
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO26262
2 1 (3.03%) MISRA
2 1 (3.03%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) WSUS
2 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Sencha
3 1 (3.03%) Software AG
3 1 (3.03%) webMethods
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