The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 24 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.35% 4.96% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 5.53% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
228 217 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 95.40% 89.67% 91.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 122 84
Average daily rate £313 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 16
Average hourly rate £12.69 £11.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) ERP
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (13.64%) Advertising
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Firewall
6 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (9.09%) Retail
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) DB2
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) CIPD
6 2 (9.09%) Logistics
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Lync
6 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 2 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ERP
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) COBOL
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CIPD
2 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (4.55%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata
4 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.55%) F5