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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 7.53% 5.26% 12.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 5.34% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£389 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £245 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £755 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
91 131 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 97.85% 98.50% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 33
Average daily rate £393 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £82.20 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 31 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Application Discovery
6 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (9.52%) NAS
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) EMC

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Liferay
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Application Discovery
2 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.52%) SDLC
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Websense
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle