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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.01% 3.28% 4.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 3.70% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.19%
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
144 162 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 96.64% 88.52% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 63 45
Average daily rate £350 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) SCSM
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) SCSM
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat