The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 48 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 38 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.29% 5.03% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 5.31% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 30
Average daily rate
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£390 £426 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £630 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
Consultant
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1069 904 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.55% 94.76% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 529 510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 39
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £45.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 22 (29.73%) SAP
2 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.86%) SAP HCM
4 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
5 9 (12.16%) Oracle
5 9 (12.16%) VMware
6 8 (10.81%) ABAP
6 8 (10.81%) Windows
6 8 (10.81%) NetWeaver
7 7 (9.46%) SAPscript
7 7 (9.46%) ETL
7 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
7 7 (9.46%) HTML
7 7 (9.46%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (8.11%) IBM
8 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.11%) SQL
9 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
9 5 (6.76%) ITIL
9 5 (6.76%) OO
9 5 (6.76%) SAS
9 5 (6.76%) Symantec
9 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
10 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (5.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (5.41%) OLAP Cube

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (10.81%) NetWeaver
2 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.76%) SAS
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.41%) SAP EP
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.35%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) SPSS
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (14.86%) SAP HCM
2 7 (9.46%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.70%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.35%) 3G
3 1 (1.35%) VPN
3 1 (1.35%) GPRS
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) WAN
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) 2G
3 1 (1.35%) HSPA
3 1 (1.35%) LTE
3 1 (1.35%) RNC
3 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (5.41%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) OLAP
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.70%) OLTP
5 1 (1.35%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.35%) AnthillPro
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Publishing
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) HTML
2 4 (5.41%) SAP Smart Forms
2 4 (5.41%) BAPI
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) JSR 170
4 2 (2.70%) jQuery
4 2 (2.70%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) UNIX
2 2 (2.70%) AIX
3 1 (1.35%) Solaris
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.46%) ETL
2 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.76%) ITIL
3 5 (6.76%) OO
4 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.05%) ERP
5 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.05%) Migration
5 3 (4.05%) Workflow
6 2 (2.70%) Software Licensing
6 2 (2.70%) DevOps
6 2 (2.70%) Release Management
6 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.70%) Change Management
6 2 (2.70%) Information Security
6 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) ABAP
2 7 (9.46%) SAPscript
3 6 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (4.05%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) CEH
2 2 (2.70%) CISM
2 2 (2.70%) GIAC
2 2 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) vSphere
3 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.35%) Samba
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
1 4 (5.41%) SCOM
1 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) SAP
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 9 (12.16%) VMware
4 6 (8.11%) IBM
5 5 (6.76%) Symantec
6 4 (5.41%) EMC
6 4 (5.41%) Adobe
7 2 (2.70%) Veeam
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (1.35%) Informatica
8 1 (1.35%) Epicor
8 1 (1.35%) Lotus
8 1 (1.35%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.35%) Citrix
8 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.35%) Actix
8 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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