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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 5 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 9.09% 21.88% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 21.88% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £400 £453 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 90.91% 100.00% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 18
Average daily rate £475 £453 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% -4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Consultant
England

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 14 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com