The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 18 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.93% 5.22% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 5.50% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
Consultant
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth 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
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
127 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 94.07% 94.78% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 33
Average daily rate £325 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £20.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.86 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £43.00
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 Portsmouth

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Business One
4 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) Novell eDirectory
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) SecurID
4 2 (13.33%) PKI
4 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) Intel
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Business One
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Anywhere
1 1 (6.67%) RavenDB
1 1 (6.67%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) SecurID
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Kanban
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) CMMI
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Endeca
3 1 (6.67%) RedPrairie
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase