The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Sheffield region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.74% 2.65% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 2.89% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £456 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £450 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £489 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
179 173 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 95.72% 91.53% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 86
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 17
Average hourly rate £19.35 £32.50 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +157.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.44 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £44.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Consultant
South Yorkshire

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

Consultant
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

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

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

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Consultant
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 24 July 2014, 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 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (17.65%) Data Guard
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Retail
5 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) QA
5 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Retail
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) WCF
1 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PMI
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Solaris
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Information Management
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Security
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) EAI
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) COBOL
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) ABAP
1 1 (5.88%) SQR
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Talend
4 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp