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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 24 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.49% 4.51% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 4.91% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Consultant
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
244 224 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 94.57% 91.80% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 133 85
Average daily rate £325 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £184 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
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 March 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 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 4 (18.18%) ERP
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 3 (13.64%) Advertising
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Logistics
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) DB2
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) CICS
1 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) DataStage
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
1 1 (4.55%) FMCG
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ERP
1 4 (18.18%) BDD
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) COBOL
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CIPD
1 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
1 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata
4 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper