The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 1 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 30.00% 25.00% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.33% 25.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +33.07%
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 M4 Corridor 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
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 90.00% 100.00% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Average daily rate £410 £525 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) e-Health
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark