The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Home Counties 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 9 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 19.35% 25.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 20.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -20.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 90.91% 96.77% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 21
Average daily rate £425 £320 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £250 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 17 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Taleo
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Taleo
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle