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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 14 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 55 70 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.66% 9.96% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.23% 10.53% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £312 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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
596 665 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 93.86% 94.59% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 346 341
Average daily rate £414 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 32
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.40 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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
Hemel Hempstead -14 3 £350 -30.69% 2
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Watford -1 1 - - 3
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £525 - 5
Hertford - 1 £400 - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 2
Ware - - - - 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 27 (26.21%) Finance
2 23 (22.33%) SAP
3 12 (11.65%) QA
4 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.68%) Oracle
5 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
5 10 (9.71%) Manual Testing
6 9 (8.74%) Retail
6 9 (8.74%) HP
6 9 (8.74%) SQL
6 9 (8.74%) Scrum
6 9 (8.74%) Citrix
6 9 (8.74%) BDD
7 8 (7.77%) SpecFlow
7 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
7 8 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (7.77%) Migration
7 8 (7.77%) Windows
7 8 (7.77%) ISEB
7 8 (7.77%) ISTQB
8 7 (6.80%) Web Services
8 7 (6.80%) Project Management
9 6 (5.83%) SAP FI
9 6 (5.83%) VMware
9 6 (5.83%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (5.83%) Workflow
9 6 (5.83%) ERP
9 6 (5.83%) SAP CO
9 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) JBoss
3 2 (1.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) Lync
4 1 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (5.83%) SAP CO
1 6 (5.83%) SAP FI
2 5 (4.85%) SAP MM
3 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.88%) SAP PS
4 3 (2.91%) SAP SD
4 3 (2.91%) SAP EWM
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (1.94%) SAP SRM
5 2 (1.94%) SAP LE
5 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.94%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.97%) BASE24
6 1 (0.97%) Agresso
6 1 (0.97%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.97%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.94%) Office 365
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) ATM
1 2 (1.94%) WAN
1 2 (1.94%) FTP
1 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.94%) MPLS
1 2 (1.94%) X.25
1 2 (1.94%) SSH
1 2 (1.94%) SAN
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.97%) Firewall
2 1 (0.97%) IPsec
2 1 (0.97%) DNS
2 1 (0.97%) SSL
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) DHCP
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.97%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) OLAP
4 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) SpecFlow
2 4 (3.88%) JUnit
2 4 (3.88%) Selenium
3 3 (2.91%) Maven
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.97%) NUnit
4 1 (0.97%) TestNG
4 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.97%) MSTest
4 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
General
1 27 (26.21%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Automotive
4 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
2 7 (6.80%) Web Services
3 4 (3.88%) J2EE
3 4 (3.88%) REST
4 3 (2.91%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.91%) Spring
4 3 (2.91%) XML
4 3 (2.91%) SOAP
5 2 (1.94%) .NET
5 2 (1.94%) SAP CO-PA
6 1 (0.97%) RESTful
6 1 (0.97%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.97%) MDX
6 1 (0.97%) WCF
6 1 (0.97%) HTML
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.97%) CSS
6 1 (0.97%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.94%) User Experience
2 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
2 2 (1.94%) Open Source
2 2 (1.94%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.94%) Tandem
3 1 (0.97%) SCADA
3 1 (0.97%) RMADS
3 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.97%) CLARiiON
3 1 (0.97%) EMC Centera
3 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.97%) CESG
3 1 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (0.97%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.77%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
2 10 (9.71%) Manual Testing
3 9 (8.74%) BDD
3 9 (8.74%) Scrum
4 8 (7.77%) Migration
5 7 (6.80%) Project Management
6 6 (5.83%) ERP
6 6 (5.83%) Workflow
7 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.85%) Logistics
7 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.88%) Analytics
8 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.88%) Information Security
8 4 (3.88%) BPR
9 3 (2.91%) Change Management
9 3 (2.91%) SOA
9 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) Java
3 2 (1.94%) C
3 2 (1.94%) COBOL
4 1 (0.97%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) ISEB
1 8 (7.77%) ISTQB
1 8 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) AAT
3 3 (2.91%) ACCA
3 3 (2.91%) CIMA
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CCIE
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
5 1 (0.97%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.97%) GMP
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.88%) XenApp
2 4 (3.88%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.97%) vSphere
4 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.91%) OpenView
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.94%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) SAP
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle
3 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.74%) HP
4 9 (8.74%) Citrix
5 6 (5.83%) VMware
6 4 (3.88%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.88%) F5
6 4 (3.88%) Veeam
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.91%) Remedy
8 2 (1.94%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.94%) BMC
8 2 (1.94%) NetApp
8 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.94%) Brocade
9 1 (0.97%) Aruba
9 1 (0.97%) Akamai
9 1 (0.97%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.97%) Google
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