The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the M4 Corridor 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 11 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 M4 Corridor 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 4 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 26.32% 6.82% 10.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.32% 7.32% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.84%
Job Titles Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 100.00% 93.18% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Average daily rate £369 £500 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the M4 Corridor region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Lucene
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Path
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) Struts
3 1 (12.50%) Apache

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) Lucene
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Software AG
3 1 (12.50%) webMethods
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Path