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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 42 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.41% 4.63% 7.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 4.81% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £406 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +37.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £259 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +13.97%
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
687 520 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 93.60% 96.30% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 284 230
Average daily rate £400 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 46 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.85 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.95 £20.00
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 -17 10 £450 -5.26% 4
Banbury - 3 £450 -
Abingdon - 2 £391 -
Witney - - - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (28.07%) Oracle
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 10 (17.54%) Migration
5 9 (15.79%) ITIL
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) ETL
6 8 (14.04%) Web Services
6 8 (14.04%) Middleware
6 8 (14.04%) Data Management
7 7 (12.28%) DataFlux
7 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.28%) Java
8 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle ADF
8 6 (10.53%) SOA
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
9 5 (8.77%) Data Architecture
9 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.77%) SAS
9 5 (8.77%) Linux
9 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
10 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (7.02%) SAP
10 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.02%) CRM
10 4 (7.02%) Siebel

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) SAS
3 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.75%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
1 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) NAS
3 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.75%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Ant
1 2 (3.51%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Publishing
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
1 8 (14.04%) Middleware
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle ADF
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.26%) Spring
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) XSLT
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) J2EE
4 2 (3.51%) JSF
4 2 (3.51%) Ajax
4 2 (3.51%) JMS
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.51%) JSP
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) EDIFACT
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.75%) EMC Centera
3 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.75%) HPUX
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Migration
2 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) ETL
3 8 (14.04%) Data Management
4 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.53%) SOA
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Data Architecture
6 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.02%) Matrix Management
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.02%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) Workflow
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.51%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) XQuery
4 2 (3.51%) XPath
4 2 (3.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (3.51%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) CCNA
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
3 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.75%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.75%) OpenView
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) DataFlux
4 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) Siebel
5 3 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix
7 1 (1.75%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) Sophos
7 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) IBM