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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 35 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 14.69% 10.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.91% 17.07% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £492 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £419 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £599 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%
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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
220 246 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 89.80% 86.01% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 137 105
Average daily rate £375 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 19 (37.25%) SAP
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) XML
3 10 (19.61%) Cognos
3 10 (19.61%) SAS
3 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
3 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) Data Management
3 10 (19.61%) CDISC
3 10 (19.61%) Spotfire
3 10 (19.61%) Data Mapping
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL
6 6 (11.76%) Business Objects
6 6 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (11.76%) Finance
7 5 (9.80%) Legal
7 5 (9.80%) Information Management
7 5 (9.80%) Information Security
7 5 (9.80%) CISSP
7 5 (9.80%) CISM
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.80%) Workflow
8 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
8 4 (7.84%) User Experience
9 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.88%) XenApp
9 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
9 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (19.61%) SAS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP SCM
1 2 (3.92%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (3.92%) SAP MRS
1 2 (3.92%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.96%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) LAN
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) SSL
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Spotfire
2 6 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Legal
3 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.92%) French Language
4 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) XML
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 2 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.96%) SCADA
4 1 (1.96%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.96%) FMCG
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
1 3 (5.88%) AIX
1 3 (5.88%) Solaris
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
1 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Data Management
1 10 (19.61%) Data Mapping
2 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Information Security
4 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
4 5 (9.80%) Workflow
4 5 (9.80%) Information Management
5 3 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
5 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.92%) ISMS
6 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.92%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) CISSP
1 5 (9.80%) CISM
2 3 (5.88%) CISA
3 2 (3.92%) CRISC
3 2 (3.92%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.96%) GIAC
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) CDISC
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.88%) XenApp
1 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) SAP
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Cognos
4 6 (11.76%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) NetApp
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft