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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.97% 6.15% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 6.72% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 13
Average daily rate
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£445 £440 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.74% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+63.79% +7.90%
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
776 833 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.40% 91.54% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 502 296
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 58
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 20 (20.20%) Windows
3 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
4 19 (19.19%) Migration
5 17 (17.17%) ITIL
6 16 (16.16%) Information Security
6 16 (16.16%) PowerShell
7 15 (15.15%) vSphere
7 15 (15.15%) SQL
8 13 (13.13%) Firewall
8 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.12%) GIAC
9 12 (12.12%) CISSP
9 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
10 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 11 (11.11%) OWASP
10 11 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (11.11%) Cyber Security
10 11 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (10.10%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (10.10%) VMware
11 10 (10.10%) Patch Management
11 10 (10.10%) Security Patching
12 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
12 9 (9.09%) Symantec
12 9 (9.09%) Agresso

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (3.03%) SAS
1 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.02%) Lync
2 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Agresso
2 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.13%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) DNS
3 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.03%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
4 3 (3.03%) SSL
5 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.02%) HTTP
5 2 (2.02%) ATM
6 1 (1.01%) TACACS
6 1 (1.01%) IPsec
6 1 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) PowerCenter
3 3 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.01%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.01%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.01%) MS Access
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Introscope
General
1 8 (8.08%) Retail
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Legal
4 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Automotive
4 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) jQuery
2 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (2.02%) HTML
2 2 (2.02%) J2EE
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
2 2 (2.02%) JDBC
2 2 (2.02%) SOAP
2 2 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.02%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.02%) JNDI
3 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.01%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) PKI
2 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.07%) Clustering
5 6 (6.06%) User Experience
6 4 (4.04%) Data Extraction
7 3 (3.03%) HACMP
7 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.01%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.20%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (8.08%) UNIX
3 6 (6.06%) AIX
4 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Migration
2 17 (17.17%) ITIL
3 16 (16.16%) Information Security
4 11 (11.11%) OWASP
4 11 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (11.11%) Cyber Security
5 10 (10.10%) Patch Management
5 10 (10.10%) Security Patching
5 10 (10.10%) Security Testing
5 10 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Risk Management
6 8 (8.08%) Security Architecture
7 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.05%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.05%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.15%) SQL
3 9 (9.09%) VBScript
4 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.02%) C
5 2 (2.02%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) COBOL
5 2 (2.02%) Java
5 2 (2.02%) Python
5 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.02%) Jython
5 2 (2.02%) Korn
6 1 (1.01%) JCL
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) ABAP
6 1 (1.01%) C++
6 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.12%) CISSP
2 12 (12.12%) GIAC
3 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.07%) MCSE
5 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.04%) Degree
8 2 (2.02%) MCSA
8 2 (2.02%) MCP
9 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) AAT
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.03%) COBIT
2 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) QA
4 1 (1.01%) GxP
4 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 15 (15.15%) vSphere
4 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.04%) XenApp
5 4 (4.04%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Backup Exec
1 5 (5.05%) WSUS
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
1 5 (5.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (4.04%) SCOrch
2 4 (4.04%) XenMobile
2 4 (4.04%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.03%) SCOM
3 3 (3.03%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.02%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.10%) VMware
3 9 (9.09%) Symantec
4 7 (7.07%) Informatica
5 6 (6.06%) SAP
5 6 (6.06%) Citrix
6 5 (5.05%) GFI Software
6 5 (5.05%) Oracle
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) Dell
7 3 (3.03%) Veritas
7 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 2 (2.02%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.02%) Twitter
8 2 (2.02%) NetSuite
9 1 (1.01%) Lumension
9 1 (1.01%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
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