The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Coast region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 5 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 13.64% 6.45% 8.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 6.67% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
36 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 81.82% 96.77% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 23
Average daily rate £400 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £425 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
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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 25 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (42.86%) TIBCO
1 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
1 3 (42.86%) BPR
1 3 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) EDI
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (14.29%) EDIFACT
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SAP ALE
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (14.29%) C#

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) EDI
1 1 (14.29%) EDIFACT
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ALE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
1 3 (42.86%) BPR
1 3 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP