The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties 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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 10.00% 11.11% 12.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.50% 11.76% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.74% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+63.79% +7.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
16 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 80.00% 94.44% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Average daily rate £350 £600 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica