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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 20 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.59% 3.88% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.89% 4.49% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£463 £443 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £349 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £537 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -33.33%
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
152 89 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 96.20% 86.41% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 69
Average daily rate £400 £341 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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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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 -5 5 £267 -39.71%
Ludlow - - - -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Big Data
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.04%) Middleware
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) OPNET
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Data Mining
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) OpenView
5 3 (13.04%) BMC
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Confluence
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) Exstream Dialogue
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Exstream
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.70%) OSPF
2 2 (8.70%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Big Data
2 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.04%) Data Mining
3 3 (13.04%) HBase
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) DTS
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.35%) EDMS
5 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Synon
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
1 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) ODBC
2 1 (4.35%) VXML
2 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Scrum
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Network Design
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
2 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
2 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.35%) MapReduce
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) RPG
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CCDP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) OPNET
1 3 (13.04%) OpenView
2 2 (8.70%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) BMC
3 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
3 3 (13.04%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SAP