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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.55% 15.04% 9.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.34% 17.96% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 11
Average daily rate
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£438 £495 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -49.88%
Consultant
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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
203 206 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 92.27% 83.74% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 137 115
Average daily rate £350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 16 (28.07%) SAP
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Migration
4 10 (17.54%) Data Management
4 10 (17.54%) Spotfire
4 10 (17.54%) CDISC
4 10 (17.54%) Data Mapping
4 10 (17.54%) Cognos
4 10 (17.54%) SAS
4 10 (17.54%) XML
4 10 (17.54%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
4 10 (17.54%) SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.28%) Information Security
5 7 (12.28%) Information Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
6 6 (10.53%) Workflow
7 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
7 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (8.77%) Cisco
7 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.77%) Legal
8 4 (7.02%) Cryptography
8 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
8 4 (7.02%) PKI

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) Lync
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP SCM
1 2 (3.51%) SAP APO
1 2 (3.51%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
1 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) DMZ
2 2 (3.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Spotfire
2 5 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Legal
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) CSS3
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) Ajax
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Cryptography
2 4 (7.02%) PKI
2 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (7.02%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.75%) FMCG
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
1 3 (5.26%) AIX
1 3 (5.26%) Solaris
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
1 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) Data Management
2 10 (17.54%) Data Mapping
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
3 7 (12.28%) Information Security
3 7 (12.28%) Information Management
4 6 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 6 (10.53%) Workflow
5 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Security Management
6 4 (7.02%) Information Security Management
6 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.26%) ITSM
7 3 (5.26%) Service Management
7 3 (5.26%) OO
7 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) CISM
1 4 (7.02%) CISSP
2 3 (5.26%) CRISC
2 3 (5.26%) CISA
3 2 (3.51%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) CDISC
2 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) XenApp
1 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) SAP
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Cognos
4 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.26%) NetApp
5 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.51%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft