The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 4 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 36 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 6.53% 8.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.06% 7.22% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 9
Average daily rate £425 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £295 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 180 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 94.84% 90.45% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 97 147
Average daily rate £396 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 40 (58.82%) SAP
2 12 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (16.18%) SAP MRS
4 9 (13.24%) ABAP
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco
5 8 (11.76%) SAP PM
5 8 (11.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (10.29%) ERP
6 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.29%) SAP Certification
7 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.82%) LAN
7 6 (8.82%) WAN
7 6 (8.82%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Logistics
8 5 (7.35%) CRM
8 5 (7.35%) OO
8 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
8 5 (7.35%) Finance
9 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.88%) Six Sigma
9 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
10 3 (4.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (4.41%) WFM
10 3 (4.41%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (16.18%) SAP MRS
2 8 (11.76%) SAP PM
3 6 (8.82%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (4.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (4.41%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.94%) SAP QM
5 2 (2.94%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (2.94%) SAP ERP
5 2 (2.94%) SAP SRM
5 2 (2.94%) SAP BPC
6 1 (1.47%) SAP EWM
6 1 (1.47%) SAP GRC
6 1 (1.47%) Magento
6 1 (1.47%) SAP LE
6 1 (1.47%) SAP R/3
6 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.47%) SAP WM
6 1 (1.47%) SAP APO
6 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.47%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) LAN
1 6 (8.82%) WAN
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Extranet
3 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) JUnit
1 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.94%) Selenium
1 2 (2.94%) JIRA
1 2 (2.94%) Maven
1 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (2.94%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.47%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
1 1 (1.47%) FMCG
1 1 (1.47%) SCADA
1 1 (1.47%) GIS
1 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
1 1 (1.47%) Handset
1 1 (1.47%) CESG
1 1 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Solaris
2 2 (2.94%) UNIX
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.29%) ERP
2 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
3 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (7.35%) Logistics
3 5 (7.35%) CRM
3 5 (7.35%) OO
4 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 4 (5.88%) Six Sigma
4 4 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (4.41%) WFM
5 3 (4.41%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.41%) Quality Management
5 3 (4.41%) Validation
5 3 (4.41%) Data Management
6 2 (2.94%) TDD
6 2 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.94%) Information Security
6 2 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) ABAP
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) SAPscript
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
3 1 (1.47%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.29%) SAP Certification
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) CCIE
4 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) CISM
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.47%) GMP
2 1 (1.47%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (58.82%) SAP
2 9 (13.24%) Cisco
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Citrix
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.94%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) NetApp
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.47%) Remedy
5 1 (1.47%) Lotus
5 1 (1.47%) EMC
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) AppSense
5 1 (1.47%) Open Text
5 1 (1.47%) Axway