The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 21 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 52 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.36% 7.74% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.74% 8.19% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.66%
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
771 464 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.25% 94.50% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 224 440
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. 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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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
Watford +2 12 £400 -17.65% 3
Hemel Hempstead -4 7 £350 -30.00% 1
Stevenage 0 3 £400 - 2
Hertford - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - - 2
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Harpenden - - - - 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (18.92%) Finance
2 17 (15.32%) Retail
3 16 (14.41%) Migration
3 16 (14.41%) SAP
4 15 (13.51%) SQL
5 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
5 14 (12.61%) Manufacturing
6 12 (10.81%) ETL
6 12 (10.81%) Oracle
7 11 (9.91%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.01%) Data Modelling
8 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
8 10 (9.01%) Windows
9 9 (8.11%) B2C
9 9 (8.11%) Project Management
9 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
9 9 (8.11%) User Experience
10 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
10 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (6.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
11 7 (6.31%) Photoshop
11 7 (6.31%) Information Architecture
11 7 (6.31%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (6.31%) Axure RP
12 6 (5.41%) Analytics
12 6 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.41%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Photoshop
1 7 (6.31%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (6.31%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) SAP FI
1 4 (3.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (3.60%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.70%) SAP PS
2 3 (2.70%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.80%) SAP WM
3 2 (1.80%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.90%) SAP CS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.90%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.90%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.90%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.90%) Taleo
2 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) SAN
2 4 (3.60%) ADSL
2 4 (3.60%) L2TP
3 2 (1.80%) LTE
3 2 (1.80%) 4G
3 2 (1.80%) 3G
3 2 (1.80%) UMTS
4 1 (0.90%) WLAN
4 1 (0.90%) DHCP
4 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.90%) SSL
4 1 (0.90%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.90%) NAS
4 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.80%) DTS
6 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.90%) DB2
7 1 (0.90%) OLAP
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.90%) MS Access
7 1 (0.90%) QlikView
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.90%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.90%) TestNG
3 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.90%) JUnit
3 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.90%) LSMW
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 17 (15.32%) Retail
3 14 (12.61%) Manufacturing
4 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.60%) Billing
7 3 (2.70%) Marketing
7 3 (2.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.90%) Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Automotive
8 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) SAP CO-PA
2 1 (0.90%) HTML
2 1 (0.90%) CSS
2 1 (0.90%) SAML
2 1 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.90%) VXML
2 1 (0.90%) BAPI
2 1 (0.90%) XMPP
2 1 (0.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) User Experience
2 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) Open Source
4 2 (1.80%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) Replication
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) SCADA
5 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.90%) Social Media
5 1 (0.90%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) Migration
2 12 (10.81%) ETL
3 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.01%) Data Modelling
5 9 (8.11%) B2C
5 9 (8.11%) Project Management
6 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.31%) Information Architecture
8 6 (5.41%) Analytics
8 6 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.41%) Usability Testing
8 6 (5.41%) B2B
8 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.41%) Competitor Analysis
9 5 (4.50%) CRM
9 5 (4.50%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.50%) Data Architecture
10 4 (3.60%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.60%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (2.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.60%) Python
4 2 (1.80%) VB
4 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.90%) Perl
5 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.90%) Java
5 1 (0.90%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) MCSE
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PMP
4 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.90%) MCITP
4 1 (0.90%) CCIE
4 1 (0.90%) CISSP
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) SRDF
3 3 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) SAP
2 12 (10.81%) Oracle
3 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.50%) EMC
5 4 (3.60%) Brocade
5 4 (3.60%) Tableau
6 3 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.70%) HP
6 3 (2.70%) Progress
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.80%) NetApp
7 2 (1.80%) Teradata
7 2 (1.80%) F5
8 1 (0.90%) Unica
8 1 (0.90%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.90%) Websense
8 1 (0.90%) Dell
8 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.90%) Citrix