The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 35 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.34% 14.80% 11.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.28% 17.13% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
Average daily rate
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£488 £503 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £404 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £603 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
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 Middlesex 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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
215 216 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.11% 86.40% 89.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 116 114
Average daily rate £370 £350 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £224 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Average hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £32.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £39.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 24 (42.11%) SAP
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) XML
3 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
3 10 (17.54%) Cognos
3 10 (17.54%) SAS
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Data Management
3 10 (17.54%) Spotfire
3 10 (17.54%) CDISC
3 10 (17.54%) Data Mapping
4 8 (14.04%) ABAP
5 7 (12.28%) Finance
5 7 (12.28%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL
6 6 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (10.53%) SAP MRS
7 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (8.77%) Linux
7 5 (8.77%) OO
7 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
8 4 (7.02%) Oracle
8 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
8 4 (7.02%) LAN
8 4 (7.02%) WAN
8 4 (7.02%) Windows
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) CISSP
8 4 (7.02%) NetApp

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 10 (17.54%) SAS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) SAP MRS
2 4 (7.02%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (3.51%) SAP SCM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.75%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.75%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.75%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP QM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LAN
1 4 (7.02%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) Extranet
3 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Spotfire
2 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) OLAP
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Handset
3 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.75%) CESG
3 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.75%) SCADA
3 1 (1.75%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.75%) FMCG
3 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Solaris
3 3 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Data Management
1 10 (17.54%) Data Mapping
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL
4 5 (8.77%) OO
5 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.02%) Workflow
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) Information Management
5 4 (7.02%) WFM
5 4 (7.02%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.26%) ITSM
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
3 8 (14.04%) ABAP
4 1 (1.75%) LotusScript
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) CISSP
1 4 (7.02%) CISM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP Certification
2 2 (3.51%) CISA
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) CRISC
3 1 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) CDISC
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.75%) GMP
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) XenApp
2 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) SAP
2 10 (17.54%) Cognos
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) NetApp
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Lotus