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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.76% 9.52% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 10.10% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£305 £395 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £395 £359
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 £26.42 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -29.56%
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
143 99 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 96.62% 94.29% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 71
Average daily rate £305 £395 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% +14.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 -4 9 £315 -20.25% 1
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (38.89%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Middleware
4 4 (22.22%) BMC
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) OpenView
4 4 (22.22%) OPNET
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 4 (22.22%) F5
4 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) User Experience
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) CCDP
6 2 (11.11%) DTS
6 2 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 2 (11.11%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (11.11%) OSPF
2 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DTS
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Synon
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) RPG
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) CCDP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OpenView
1 4 (22.22%) OPNET
2 2 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (5.56%) EMC