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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 37 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.27% 9.58% 12.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 9.91% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 26
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £345 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £658 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -2.43%
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
339 232 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 96.31% 96.67% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 115 132
Average daily rate £400 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Data Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 2 (11.76%) Boomi
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Ant
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle ADF
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) JSF
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 2 (11.76%) JSP
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) XSLT
2 2 (11.76%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) ETL
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) XQuery
2 2 (11.76%) XPath
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe