The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.42% 5.21% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 5.54% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 12
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£475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £305 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £532 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
695 397 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 94.17% 94.08% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 211 201
Average daily rate £425 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 25 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.48 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -15 15 £450 - 6
Banbury +3 6 £500 +21.21% 1
Abingdon - 1 - - 3
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) Finance
4 9 (14.06%) Migration
4 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
5 8 (12.50%) CRM
5 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.94%) SAP
6 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.94%) Oracle
7 6 (9.38%) Middleware
7 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (7.81%) Data Management
8 5 (7.81%) ETL
8 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (7.81%) Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) Data Integration
9 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
9 4 (6.25%) Pentaho
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) HTML
9 4 (6.25%) Java
9 4 (6.25%) CSS
9 4 (6.25%) Citrix
9 4 (6.25%) VMware
10 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (7.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.13%) SAP MRS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.56%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SAN
1 3 (4.69%) NAS
2 2 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.25%) Pentaho
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.13%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Middleware
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.13%) EDI
4 2 (3.13%) EDIFACT
4 2 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Economics
4 1 (1.56%) Informatics
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) AIX
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Migration
2 8 (12.50%) CRM
2 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.81%) Data Management
4 5 (7.81%) Analytics
4 5 (7.81%) ETL
5 4 (6.25%) Business Analytics
6 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.69%) SOA
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) Workflow
7 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.13%) Change Management
7 2 (3.13%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) SAP
3 4 (6.25%) Citrix
3 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.69%) Symantec
5 2 (3.13%) Sophos
5 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.13%) F5
5 2 (3.13%) Lotus
5 2 (3.13%) Cognos
5 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.56%) Veeam
6 1 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) DataFlux
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