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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 8 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.15% 9.82% 8.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.74% 10.58% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £352 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £534 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
154 208 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 93.90% 92.86% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 127 118
Average daily rate £350 £396 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.75 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 10 (35.71%) SAP
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) FMCG
5 3 (10.71%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (10.71%) HTML5
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.71%) CISSP
5 3 (10.71%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Windows
6 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
6 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
6 2 (7.14%) SAP CRM
6 2 (7.14%) CISM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (7.14%) SAP CRM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI-GL
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
1 1 (3.57%) NetScreen
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (10.71%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
3 1 (3.57%) SAP ALE
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) Visualforce
3 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.57%) BAPI
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) FMCG
2 1 (3.57%) SCADA
2 1 (3.57%) Human Factors
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) CRM
1 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
2 3 (10.71%) OO
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.14%) Workflow
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.57%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) People Management
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Apex Code
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CISSP
2 2 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) GIAC
3 1 (3.57%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (3.57%) Kronos
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.57%) Aruba
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) BMC
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco