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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 22 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.10% 5.88% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 6.21% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 13
Average daily rate
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£430 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £345 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £370 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
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
397 161 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.11% 94.71% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 94 138
Average daily rate £463 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014, 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 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) ETL
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) Data Management
5 7 (20.00%) DataFlux
5 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (14.29%) Java
6 5 (14.29%) SAS
6 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.29%) Analytics
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 4 (11.43%) Business Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (11.43%) Pentaho
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (11.43%) Siebel
7 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.43%) SOA
7 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
7 4 (11.43%) HTML
7 4 (11.43%) CSS
7 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.43%) Middleware
7 4 (11.43%) Finance
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (8.57%) Windows
8 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 5 (14.29%) SAS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MRS
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) NAS
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) Pentaho
2 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Axure RP
1 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) CSS
2 4 (11.43%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (2.86%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.86%) Economics
3 1 (2.86%) Informatics
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ETL
2 8 (22.86%) Data Management
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) EAI
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Coaching
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.86%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.86%) Metadata Management
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.86%) Workflow
7 1 (2.86%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.71%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) DataFlux
3 4 (11.43%) Siebel
4 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 2 (5.71%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus