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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.29% 7.03% 6.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 8.57% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £421 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% +46.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
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
149 105 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 96.13% 82.03% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 59 40
Average daily rate £400 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 2 June 2015. 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
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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 -14 1 - -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) HBase
3 4 (26.67%) Confluence
3 4 (26.67%) Docker
4 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) PABX
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 (26.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Agresso
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) PABX
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (26.67%) HBase
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) Sqoop
5 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.67%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) ODBC
2 1 (6.67%) VXML
2 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) MapReduce
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.67%) VMware