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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.57% 4.44% 5.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.55% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -36.96%
Consultant
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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
76 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 90.48% 97.78% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 30
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 17
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £44.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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
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 2 March 2015, 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 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) SecurID
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (16.67%) Novell eDirectory
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LDAP
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Anywhere
1 1 (8.33%) RavenDB
1 1 (8.33%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) SecurID
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (8.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) Endeca
4 1 (8.33%) RedPrairie
4 1 (8.33%) Sybase
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Intel