The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 17 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 69 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.89% 7.12% 8.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.64% 7.43% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 37
Average daily rate £388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £343 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 606 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.27% 95.89% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 308 436
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 81
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £433 - 1
Stevenage -1 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Watford -14 6 £345 -18.82% 5
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.07%) Finance
5 21 (14.38%) SQL
6 20 (13.70%) Migration
7 19 (13.01%) SAP
8 18 (12.33%) Windows
8 18 (12.33%) Cisco
9 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
9 17 (11.64%) Retail
10 15 (10.27%) Oracle
11 14 (9.59%) Project Management
12 13 (8.90%) IBM
12 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
13 12 (8.22%) Active Directory
13 12 (8.22%) Analytics
14 11 (7.53%) ETL
14 11 (7.53%) WAN
15 10 (6.85%) Data Modelling
16 9 (6.16%) VMware
16 9 (6.16%) SharePoint
16 9 (6.16%) SAN
16 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
17 8 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (5.48%) EMC
17 8 (5.48%) Citrix
17 8 (5.48%) B2B
17 8 (5.48%) B2C
17 8 (5.48%) HTML

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.74%) Mule
3 3 (2.05%) Gentran
3 3 (2.05%) Sonic ESB
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.37%) Lync
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Office
3 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.05%) MS Project
4 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.42%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.74%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.74%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.74%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.05%) HFM
4 3 (2.05%) SAP SRM
5 2 (1.37%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.68%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Taleo
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.53%) WAN
2 9 (6.16%) SAN
3 8 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (4.11%) LAN
4 6 (4.11%) WLAN
4 6 (4.11%) Firewall
5 5 (3.42%) VLAN
5 5 (3.42%) RIP
5 5 (3.42%) VPN
5 5 (3.42%) IPv6
5 5 (3.42%) Intranet
5 5 (3.42%) EIGRP
5 5 (3.42%) MPLS
5 5 (3.42%) OSPF
5 5 (3.42%) BGP
5 5 (3.42%) FWSM
6 4 (2.74%) LTE
6 4 (2.74%) 3G
6 4 (2.74%) HTTP
6 4 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.74%) MS Access
4 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.37%) Essbase
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
6 1 (0.68%) OLTP
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) LSMW
2 1 (0.68%) Maven
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.64%) Retail
3 8 (5.48%) Marketing
4 6 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.48%) HTML
2 5 (3.42%) CSS
3 4 (2.74%) XHTML
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
3 4 (2.74%) Ajax
4 3 (2.05%) EDIFACT
4 3 (2.05%) XML
4 3 (2.05%) XSLT
4 3 (2.05%) EDI
5 1 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.68%) GWT
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
5 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.68%) BAPI
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Swing
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
1 5 (3.42%) Clustering
1 5 (3.42%) FMCG
1 5 (3.42%) Social Media
2 3 (2.05%) GIS
3 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.37%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (0.68%) Replication
4 1 (0.68%) W3C
4 1 (0.68%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Windows
2 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.79%) Windows XP
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) UNIX
5 1 (0.68%) HPUX
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) Migration
2 14 (9.59%) Project Management
3 12 (8.22%) Analytics
4 11 (7.53%) ETL
5 10 (6.85%) Data Modelling
6 8 (5.48%) B2B
6 8 (5.48%) B2C
7 7 (4.79%) Web Analytics
8 6 (4.11%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.11%) SOA
8 6 (4.11%) ITIL
8 6 (4.11%) SEO
8 6 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.11%) Business Development
8 6 (4.11%) Network Design
9 5 (3.42%) Pay per click
9 5 (3.42%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.38%) SQL
2 6 (4.11%) Java
3 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.05%) XPath
4 3 (2.05%) ActionScript
4 3 (2.05%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (1.37%) VBA
5 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.37%) VB
5 2 (1.37%) ABAP
6 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.05%) MCITP
5 3 (2.05%) MCSE
5 3 (2.05%) CCNP
6 2 (1.37%) VCAP
6 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.68%) RHCA
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) RHCE
7 1 (0.68%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) WAI
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.05%) XenApp
4 3 (2.05%) SRDF
4 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.05%) vSphere
5 2 (1.37%) XenServer
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
3 2 (1.37%) SCOM
3 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.68%) MIIS
4 1 (0.68%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.01%) SAP
3 18 (12.33%) Cisco
4 15 (10.27%) Oracle
5 13 (8.90%) IBM
6 9 (6.16%) VMware
7 8 (5.48%) EMC
7 8 (5.48%) Citrix
8 7 (4.79%) HP
8 7 (4.79%) NetApp
9 5 (3.42%) Brocade
9 5 (3.42%) Business Objects
9 5 (3.42%) F5
10 4 (2.74%) Tableau
10 4 (2.74%) Hyperion
11 3 (2.05%) Juniper
11 3 (2.05%) Pegasus
12 2 (1.37%) Veeam
12 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.37%) Infoblox
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
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