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 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
Consultant
Rank 21 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 4.72% 11.82% 7.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 12.15% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£389 £463 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +37.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £316 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £675 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
102 107 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 96.23% 97.27% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 63 28
Average daily rate £425 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (35.29%) SAP
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Application Discovery
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Websense
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Clustering
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) ISA Server
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Liferay
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Application Discovery
2 2 (11.76%) SDLC
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) HNC
4 1 (5.88%) HND
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.88%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) ISA Server
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) SAP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Websense
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Teradata
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle