The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Business Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 246 251 234
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 20 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £450 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £251 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.34% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 - -
Business Consultant
England

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 East 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 East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8354 8971 8649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.98% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 5124 4687
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 442
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -8 9 £450 -5.26% 3
Hampshire +5 3 £300 -50.00%
Surrey -12 2 - -
West Sussex -19 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Business Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.13%) MS Project
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
4 5 (16.13%) Time Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Smart Meter
5 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Use Case
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (12.90%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (12.90%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) UML
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
5 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Local Government

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Live Communications Server
1 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) PBX
1 2 (6.45%) PSTN
1 2 (6.45%) RTP
1 2 (6.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) EDRMS
2 1 (3.23%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) HTML
1 4 (12.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Time Management
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) CRM
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
3 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.90%) UML
3 4 (12.90%) Use Case
4 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Siebel
2 1 (3.23%) Ceridian
2 1 (3.23%) Kronos
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) RedPrairie
2 1 (3.23%) Talend
2 1 (3.23%) Verint