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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.73% 5.46% 9.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 5.70% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +61.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-7.09% -8.82%
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
341 228 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.17% 95.80% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 127 130
Average daily rate £405 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.94 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 15 (62.50%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) ETL
3 7 (29.17%) Data Management
3 7 (29.17%) Web Services
3 7 (29.17%) DataFlux
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
4 6 (25.00%) SOA
4 6 (25.00%) Middleware
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) SAS
5 5 (20.83%) Data Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.67%) Siebel
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 6 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (20.83%) SAS
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Ant
1 2 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.33%) JMS
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) JSF
3 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ETL
2 7 (29.17%) Data Management
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Data Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) XQuery
3 2 (8.33%) XPath
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) DataFlux
3 4 (16.67%) Siebel
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe