The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast 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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 5 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 11.11% 8.57% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.04% 8.82% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Coast 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
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
23 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 85.19% 97.14% 97.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Average daily rate £500 £650 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
1 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
1 3 (37.50%) BPR
1 3 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) EDI
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
3 1 (12.50%) SAP LE
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP ALE

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Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP LE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EDI
1 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ALE
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
1 3 (37.50%) BPR
1 3 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle