The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.66% 12.50% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 13.51% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£421 £540 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.99% +30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.36%
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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 Gatwick 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
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51 37 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 96.23% 92.50% 99.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 54
Average daily rate £375 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £540 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) OpenEdge
1 2 (50.00%) Progress 4GL
1 2 (50.00%) Progress
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) OpenEdge
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Progress
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam