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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 16 12 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 48 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.08% 11.72% 6.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 12.36% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
640 607 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.40% 94.84% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 315 422
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 6 £500 +11.11% 3
Stevenage -2 2 £363 -
St Albans -4 1 £375 +5.26%
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 £350 -26.31% 1
Hertford - 1 £400 -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Letchworth - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (28.16%) Finance
2 15 (14.56%) SAP
3 13 (12.62%) Manufacturing
3 13 (12.62%) Retail
4 12 (11.65%) Project Management
5 11 (10.68%) Migration
5 11 (10.68%) Oracle
5 11 (10.68%) SQL
5 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.71%) QA
7 9 (8.74%) Windows
7 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
7 9 (8.74%) User Experience
8 8 (7.77%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.77%) Information Architecture
9 7 (6.80%) Manual Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Competitor Analysis
9 7 (6.80%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Scrum
9 7 (6.80%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (6.80%) Photoshop
9 7 (6.80%) HP
9 7 (6.80%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (6.80%) Axure RP
9 7 (6.80%) BDD
10 6 (5.83%) SpecFlow
10 6 (5.83%) Gherkin
10 6 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) JBoss
2 2 (1.94%) SAS
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.97%) Lync
3 1 (0.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Photoshop
1 7 (6.80%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (6.80%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) SAP PS
2 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.91%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.91%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.91%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.94%) SAP CS
4 2 (1.94%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.94%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.94%) SAP LE
4 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.97%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.97%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Taleo
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) FTP
1 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.94%) X.25
1 2 (1.94%) SSH
2 1 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.97%) DNS
2 1 (0.97%) SSL
2 1 (0.97%) L2TP
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.97%) ADSL
2 1 (0.97%) ATM
2 1 (0.97%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.94%) OLAP
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.97%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.97%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Axure RP
2 6 (5.83%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.88%) Selenium
4 3 (2.91%) JUnit
5 2 (1.94%) Maven
6 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.97%) NUnit
6 1 (0.97%) Subversion
6 1 (0.97%) TestNG
6 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.97%) MSTest
General
1 29 (28.16%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Retail
2 13 (12.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.88%) Billing
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Front Office
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.85%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) REST
4 2 (1.94%) SOAP
4 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.94%) Spring
4 2 (1.94%) MDX
4 2 (1.94%) .NET
4 2 (1.94%) J2EE
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) CSS
5 1 (0.97%) SAML
5 1 (0.97%) Middleware
5 1 (0.97%) WCF
5 1 (0.97%) SAP CO-PA
5 1 (0.97%) RESTful
5 1 (0.97%) HTML
5 1 (0.97%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) User Experience
2 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Open Source
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.94%) Tandem
4 2 (1.94%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.97%) SCADA
5 1 (0.97%) RMADS
5 1 (0.97%) CESG
5 1 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.65%) Project Management
2 11 (10.68%) Migration
2 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.77%) E-Commerce
3 8 (7.77%) Information Architecture
4 7 (6.80%) BDD
4 7 (6.80%) Manual Testing
4 7 (6.80%) Scrum
4 7 (6.80%) Competitor Analysis
4 7 (6.80%) Software Testing
5 6 (5.83%) B2B
5 6 (5.83%) B2C
5 6 (5.83%) Logistics
5 6 (5.83%) Usability Testing
6 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.85%) Workflow
6 5 (4.85%) Information Security
7 4 (3.88%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.91%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) C
4 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.94%) COBOL
5 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.97%) Python
5 1 (0.97%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.97%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) ISEB
1 6 (5.83%) ISTQB
1 6 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) AAT
3 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) ACCA
3 3 (2.91%) CIMA
4 1 (0.97%) CISSP
4 1 (0.97%) PMP
4 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) XenApp
3 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.97%) vSphere
4 1 (0.97%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.94%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.94%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) SAP
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) HP
4 4 (3.88%) Citrix
4 4 (3.88%) VMware
4 4 (3.88%) Veeam
4 4 (3.88%) 3PAR
4 4 (3.88%) F5
5 3 (2.91%) Remedy
5 3 (2.91%) Progress
6 2 (1.94%) BMC
6 2 (1.94%) Brocade
7 1 (0.97%) Unica
7 1 (0.97%) Teradata
7 1 (0.97%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.97%) Websense
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco
7 1 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.97%) Cognos
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