The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.85% 6.64% 9.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 7.08% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £345 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Consultant
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
349 212 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.21% 93.81% 98.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 131 108
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 13 (43.33%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (40.00%) Siebel
4 7 (23.33%) CRM
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 5 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 4 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (10.00%) Network Security
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (10.00%) Middleware
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (6.67%) JMS
8 2 (6.67%) J2EE
8 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.67%) Ant
8 2 (6.67%) WebLogic

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
1 2 (6.67%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.33%) NX-OS
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Ant
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) JSF
2 2 (6.67%) Ajax
2 2 (6.67%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) XSLT
2 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) CRM
2 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.00%) Workflow
3 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) ETL
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
1 4 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) XQuery
2 2 (6.67%) XPath
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCSP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCDP
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCSA
2 1 (3.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 13 (43.33%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (40.00%) Siebel
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
5 1 (3.33%) Tufin
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) Nokia
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco