The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 61 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.93% 4.93% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 5.10% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate £500 £463 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £350 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £463 £639
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
Consultant
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
406 196 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 98.07% 96.55% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 101 55
Average daily rate £460 £420 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +23.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -29 6 £500 - 3
Shrewsbury - 1 £325 -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 4 (33.33%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) Converged Networks
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) CIPD
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) Brand Management
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) SAN

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) Converged Networks
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Brand Management
1 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CIPD
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) 3PAR