The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 52 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.21% 4.49% 7.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.74% 4.78% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £341 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £44.97 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
Consultant
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
771 712 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.00% 93.93% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 350 360
Average daily rate £368 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 53
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £23.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (19.19%) Windows
3 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
4 14 (14.14%) HP
5 13 (13.13%) MS Exchange
5 13 (13.13%) Migration
6 10 (10.10%) SAP
6 10 (10.10%) Finance
6 10 (10.10%) VMware
7 9 (9.09%) ITIL
7 9 (9.09%) SQL
7 9 (9.09%) Oracle
7 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (8.08%) VBScript
8 8 (8.08%) NetApp
8 8 (8.08%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (8.08%) SCCM
9 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
9 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
9 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
9 7 (7.07%) BIG-IP
9 7 (7.07%) Service Management
9 7 (7.07%) EMC
9 7 (7.07%) F5
10 6 (6.06%) LDAP
10 6 (6.06%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.03%) Lync
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.02%) Papyrus
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Office
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.02%) Staffware
2 2 (2.02%) Exstream
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.01%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) BIG-IP
2 6 (6.06%) LDAP
3 2 (2.02%) SAN
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
3 2 (2.02%) SSL
3 2 (2.02%) Network Security
4 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.01%) Junos
4 1 (1.01%) LAN
4 1 (1.01%) WAN
4 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.01%) VPN
4 1 (1.01%) S/MIME
4 1 (1.01%) IPsec
4 1 (1.01%) TACACS
4 1 (1.01%) Intranet
4 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) DB2
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.01%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.03%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
1 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle ADF
2 3 (3.03%) CSS
2 3 (3.03%) J2EE
2 3 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (2.02%) XHTML
3 2 (2.02%) XSL
3 2 (2.02%) WCF
4 1 (1.01%) jQuery
4 1 (1.01%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (1.01%) JSTL
4 1 (1.01%) Spring
4 1 (1.01%) LAMP
4 1 (1.01%) XSLT
4 1 (1.01%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) EJB
4 1 (1.01%) JDBC
4 1 (1.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.03%) SCADA
2 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.02%) E-Learning
2 2 (2.02%) CMDB
2 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.01%) PKI
3 1 (1.01%) SecurID
3 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.01%) DTV
3 1 (1.01%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.19%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.03%) UNIX
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.01%) CentOS
6 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.01%) AIX
6 1 (1.01%) Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Migration
2 9 (9.09%) ITIL
3 7 (7.07%) Service Management
4 6 (6.06%) Change Management
5 5 (5.05%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.05%) Workflow
5 5 (5.05%) Risk Management
5 5 (5.05%) Cyber Security
6 4 (4.04%) ITSM
6 4 (4.04%) Project Management
6 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.04%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.03%) Data Management
8 2 (2.02%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (2.02%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.02%) CRM
8 2 (2.02%) SOA
8 2 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) VBScript
3 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.03%) C
5 3 (3.03%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.02%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 1 (1.01%) VB
7 1 (1.01%) ABAP
7 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) CTC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.01%) Degree
7 1 (1.01%) MCITP
7 1 (1.01%) CIPD
7 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.01%) ISEB
7 1 (1.01%) CISA
7 1 (1.01%) CISM
7 1 (1.01%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) Postfix
5 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.01%) Squid
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.02%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.02%) SCSM
3 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
3 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.14%) HP
3 10 (10.10%) SAP
3 10 (10.10%) VMware
4 9 (9.09%) Oracle
5 8 (8.08%) NetApp
6 7 (7.07%) EMC
6 7 (7.07%) F5
7 4 (4.04%) Symantec
8 2 (2.02%) Citrix
8 2 (2.02%) Remedy
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco
8 2 (2.02%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) SumTotal
9 1 (1.01%) Saba
9 1 (1.01%) Adobe
9 1 (1.01%) Wyse
9 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.01%) McAfee
9 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
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