The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 27 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.57% 6.01% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 6.39% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
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£450 £355 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -25.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £713 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
Consultant
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
297 219 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.29% 93.99% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 138 91
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 12
Average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £15.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.84 £17.50
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 Somerset

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Taunton -3 16 £450 +18.42% 1
Bath +7 3 £625 +127.27% 2
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
Consultant
South West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SAP
3 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) SCCM
5 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) SAP SD
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.25%) Infor
7 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.25%) Infor M3
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
7 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (6.25%) ERP
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) ABAP
7 2 (6.25%) .NET
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Movex
7 2 (6.25%) SAP MM
8 1 (3.13%) MSI

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Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP SD
2 2 (6.25%) Infor M3
2 2 (6.25%) Movex
2 2 (6.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.13%) Agresso
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) JSP
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) RMADS
2 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.13%) CESG
2 1 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
1 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) ERP
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.13%) ISMS
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) ABAP
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Infor
4 1 (3.13%) VMware