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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.95% 3.13% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.47% 3.32% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £385 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £455 £450
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 £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
232 211 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 92.06% 94.20% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 117 136
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.44 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.97% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £10.20 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) Information Security
3 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (13.64%) CISA
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (13.64%) LINC
3 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) FMCG
4 2 (9.09%) Lync
4 2 (9.09%) CIPD
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) QlikView
3 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
1 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
1 3 (13.64%) CRM
1 3 (13.64%) Information Security
1 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) Information Management
2 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) EAI
3 1 (4.55%) SOA
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Data Management
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Security
3 1 (4.55%) Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) LINC
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISA
2 2 (9.09%) CIPD
3 1 (4.55%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.55%) F5