The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester 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 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
Consultant
Rank 9 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 10.83% 9.70% 9.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.26% 9.85% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
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£400 £478 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
Consultant
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester 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
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 132 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 88.33% 98.51% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 80 33
Average daily rate £400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £245 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Learning Management System
4 3 (16.67%) E-Learning
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Websense
5 2 (11.11%) Clustering
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) SAP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (5.56%) FCoE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Learning Management System
1 3 (16.67%) E-Learning
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Scrum
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Websense
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp