The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 28 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 24 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.13% 9.17% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 9.77% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 7
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£418 £428 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £525
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
440 430 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.02% 93.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 210 126
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 19
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.77 £44.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Cheltenham -9 9 £413 +3.12%
Gloucester +6 7 £389 -18.15% 3
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 21 (33.87%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.35%) SQL
6 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
7 10 (16.13%) Migration
8 9 (14.52%) Finance
8 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
9 8 (12.90%) Oracle
9 8 (12.90%) SAP
9 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
10 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
10 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
11 5 (8.06%) UNIX
11 5 (8.06%) Citrix
11 5 (8.06%) CISSP
11 5 (8.06%) Information Assurance
11 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
12 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
12 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
12 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (6.45%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) Liferay
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.23%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.61%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.61%) SAP SCM
2 1 (1.61%) Agresso
2 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) NAS
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) CESG
2 2 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.61%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.06%) UNIX
6 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Migration
2 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
3 5 (8.06%) Information Assurance
4 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.84%) Application Discovery
5 3 (4.84%) Integration Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Logistics
6 2 (3.23%) CRM
6 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (3.23%) Database Tuning
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.23%) SDLC
7 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.61%) SIEM
7 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.84%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.61%) HNC
6 1 (1.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.61%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) SCOM
1 1 (1.61%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
1 8 (12.90%) SAP
2 5 (8.06%) Citrix
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Websense
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) EMC
4 2 (3.23%) Juniper
4 2 (3.23%) Informatica
5 1 (1.61%) Sage
5 1 (1.61%) Teradata