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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 33 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.82% 3.95% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.08% 4.15% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 4
Average daily rate £436 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £313 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -8.33%
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
392 217 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 93.56% 95.18% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 134 122
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.44 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 16 (30.19%) Information Security
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) .NET
3 13 (24.53%) FTP
3 13 (24.53%) SSL
4 12 (22.64%) Linux
5 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (18.87%) Network Design
7 9 (16.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (16.98%) Firewall
7 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.98%) Network Security
7 9 (16.98%) Information Assurance
8 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
8 8 (15.09%) nginx
8 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
8 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
8 8 (15.09%) J2EE
8 8 (15.09%) Java
9 7 (13.21%) Unix
9 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
9 7 (13.21%) HTTPS
9 7 (13.21%) Open Source
10 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.32%) RMADS
10 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (11.32%) Jetty
10 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
10 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (15.09%) nginx
1 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.32%) Apache
3 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 6 (11.32%) Jetty
3 6 (11.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.89%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.89%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (11.32%) Google App Engine
1 6 (11.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (5.66%) IaaS
2 3 (5.66%) PaaS
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) FTP
1 13 (24.53%) SSL
2 9 (16.98%) Firewall
2 9 (16.98%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (16.98%) Network Security
3 7 (13.21%) HTTPS
4 6 (11.32%) DHCP
4 6 (11.32%) DNS
4 6 (11.32%) HTTP
4 6 (11.32%) IPsec
4 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) BGP
5 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.89%) MPLS
5 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.89%) OSPF
5 1 (1.89%) RIP
5 1 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.66%) Apache Hive
2 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.89%) HBase
4 1 (1.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.77%) GitLab
2 2 (3.77%) Maven
3 1 (1.89%) ERwin
General
1 3 (5.66%) Banking
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) J2EE
3 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.32%) Servlets
4 5 (9.43%) CSS
4 5 (9.43%) HTML
4 5 (9.43%) jQuery
5 2 (3.77%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.89%) COM
6 1 (1.89%) Middleware
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) CESG
3 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) iSeries
5 1 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) CentOS
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Information Security
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.87%) Network Design
4 9 (16.98%) Information Assurance
4 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
5 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
6 7 (13.21%) Open Source
7 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.32%) DevOps
7 6 (11.32%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (7.55%) CRM
10 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) Python
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.77%) Korn
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (7.55%) CISSP
2 3 (5.66%) CISM
3 1 (1.89%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.32%) ISO27005
2 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.32%) RMADS
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.32%) Xen
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.77%) HDFS
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.32%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Nagios
2 2 (3.77%) Opsview
2 2 (3.77%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Google
2 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco
3 4 (7.55%) F5
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.77%) Hortonworks
5 2 (3.77%) Pega
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Cognos
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Siebel
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
6 1 (1.89%) Twitter