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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.24% 4.69% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 5.22% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£503 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £279 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £464 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
161 115 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 97.58% 89.84% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 29
Average daily rate £430 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% +50.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £21.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £21.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 -7 7 £503 +59.52%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Confluence
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) HBase
3 3 (30.00%) Big Data
3 3 (30.00%) Docker
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Brand Management
4 2 (20.00%) Social Media
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) PABX
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Documentum
2 1 (10.00%) Captiva
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (30.00%) HBase
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Brand Management
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) BEA
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) webMethods
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP