The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Home Counties region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 9.52% 13.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 11.76% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £285 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.95 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +29.23%
Consultant
South East

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
10 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 90.91% 80.95% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Home Counties region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Consultant
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

Consultant
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

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Home Counties region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Meru Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware