The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.16% 3.25% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 3.31% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.27%
Consultant
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
148 151 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.67% 98.05% 88.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 57
Average daily rate £318 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.41% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Google
2 3 (30.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Facebook
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Pay per click
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) SEO
4 1 (10.00%) Movex
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Tandem
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Adobe
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (10.00%) MOM
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Movex
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (10.00%) SyteLine
1 1 (10.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Tandem
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Pay per click
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Facebook
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) StreamServe
3 1 (10.00%) Infor
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau