The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 630 701 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.40% 7.75% 6.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 8.48% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 376 263
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.22 £27.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.22% -36.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
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
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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 Consultant across the South East region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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 Consultant across the South East region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Berkshire -6 209 £425 -5.55% 65
Hampshire +1 122 £425 +11.84% 25
Surrey +10 117 £413 -2.94% 28
Buckinghamshire -9 64 £375 -11.76% 14
West Sussex -15 34 £488 +2.63% 6
Oxfordshire -12 24 £425 +18.46% 15
Middlesex -3 18 £428 -3.66% 3
East Sussex -1 10 £375 +15.38% 4
Kent -3 9 £405 +15.71% 6
Sussex +3 6 £300 +36.36%
M4 Corridor -2 2 £500 +11.11%
Home Counties +3 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 288 (21.82%) SAP
2 187 (14.17%) Finance
3 161 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 153 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 144 (10.91%) Windows
6 136 (10.30%) ITIL
7 127 (9.62%) Migration
8 119 (9.02%) SQL
9 118 (8.94%) SC Cleared
10 103 (7.80%) Oracle
11 100 (7.58%) Telecoms
12 93 (7.05%) CRM
13 84 (6.36%) VMware
14 81 (6.14%) Active Directory
15 80 (6.06%) Cisco
16 76 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
16 76 (5.76%) Firewall
17 75 (5.68%) ERP
18 70 (5.30%) CISSP
19 69 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 67 (5.08%) Information Security
21 66 (5.00%) SQL Server
22 64 (4.85%) SharePoint
23 63 (4.77%) Project Management
24 62 (4.70%) Linux
25 61 (4.62%) Service Management
25 61 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 60 (4.55%) Risk Management
27 58 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
27 58 (4.39%) Analytical Skills

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 64 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 34 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.82%) Lync
5 20 (1.52%) IIS
6 14 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 11 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.61%) CMS
11 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.61%) SAS
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.53%) Apache
12 7 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 55 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.83%) MS Office
3 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 45 (3.41%) SAP FI
2 34 (2.58%) SAP ERP
3 31 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 27 (2.05%) SAP CO
5 24 (1.82%) Agresso
5 24 (1.82%) SAP PSCD
6 23 (1.74%) SAP MII
7 22 (1.67%) SAP IS-U
8 20 (1.52%) SAP SRM
9 19 (1.44%) SAP FI-CA
10 17 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
10 17 (1.29%) SAP CRM
11 14 (1.06%) RMDS
12 13 (0.98%) SAP HR
13 12 (0.91%) SAP APO
14 11 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
15 9 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
15 9 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.97%) Office 365
2 14 (1.06%) SaaS
2 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.53%) PaaS
5 6 (0.45%) IaaS
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.23%) Route 53
7 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.15%) Force.com
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.076%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.076%) LucidChart
9 1 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.76%) Firewall
2 40 (3.03%) DNS
3 36 (2.73%) Network Security
4 34 (2.58%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 26 (1.97%) DHCP
7 25 (1.89%) WAN
8 23 (1.74%) LAN
9 21 (1.59%) SAN
10 20 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 18 (1.36%) Multicast
12 16 (1.21%) Wireshark
12 16 (1.21%) MPLS
13 15 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (1.06%) VPN
15 12 (0.91%) BGP
16 11 (0.83%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.76%) NAS
17 10 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.88%) SAP BW
3 27 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 18 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (0.91%) MySQL
9 12 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.83%) PowerCenter
10 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.83%) QlikView
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.53%) DB2
12 7 (0.53%) SAP BI
13 6 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.61%) Subversion
2 8 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (0.53%) JIRA
3 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.30%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.30%) MSI
5 4 (0.30%) Ant
5 4 (0.30%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.23%) Maven
6 3 (0.23%) Introscope
6 3 (0.23%) NUnit
7 2 (0.15%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.15%) LSMW
7 2 (0.15%) MorphX
7 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
General
1 187 (14.17%) Finance
2 100 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.05%) Retail
4 25 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.67%) Marketing
6 18 (1.36%) General Ledger
6 18 (1.36%) Banking
7 17 (1.29%) Billing
8 13 (0.98%) Advertising
9 12 (0.91%) Publishing
9 12 (0.91%) Legal
10 11 (0.83%) Automotive
11 8 (0.61%) Back Office
12 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.45%) Games
13 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.23%) Military
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
15 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.79%) HTML
2 43 (3.26%) .NET
3 41 (3.11%) XML
4 36 (2.73%) CSS
5 32 (2.42%) Web Services
6 22 (1.67%) Middleware
7 21 (1.59%) HTML5
8 18 (1.36%) jQuery
8 18 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 17 (1.29%) CSS3
10 15 (1.14%) SAP XI
11 14 (1.06%) Rendezvous
12 12 (0.91%) SAP Basis
13 10 (0.76%) LAMP
14 9 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (0.68%) WCF
14 9 (0.68%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.68%) BAPI
15 8 (0.61%) SAML
15 8 (0.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.20%) PKI
4 25 (1.89%) User Experience
5 15 (1.14%) Clustering
6 14 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 12 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 12 (0.91%) Cryptography
7 12 (0.91%) Replication
8 11 (0.83%) NHS
8 11 (0.83%) GIS
8 11 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.68%) CMDB
10 9 (0.68%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.61%) Open Source
12 7 (0.53%) FMCG
12 7 (0.53%) AS400
13 6 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 144 (10.91%) Windows
2 62 (4.70%) Linux
3 48 (3.64%) UNIX
4 35 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.06%) AIX
9 13 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.45%) Solaris
11 5 (0.38%) SUSE
12 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.23%) CentOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.15%) Android
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.076%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.076%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (10.30%) ITIL
2 127 (9.62%) Migration
3 93 (7.05%) CRM
4 76 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
5 75 (5.68%) ERP
6 69 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (5.08%) Information Security
8 63 (4.77%) Project Management
9 61 (4.62%) Service Management
10 60 (4.55%) Risk Management
11 58 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (3.56%) Change Management
13 43 (3.26%) Workflow
14 38 (2.88%) Change Control
15 37 (2.80%) Data Migration
16 34 (2.58%) ETL
17 31 (2.35%) Logistics
17 31 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (2.27%) Penetration Testing
18 30 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 119 (9.02%) SQL
2 51 (3.86%) JavaScript
3 40 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 38 (2.88%) Java
5 28 (2.12%) C#
6 25 (1.89%) ABAP
7 19 (1.44%) C
7 19 (1.44%) VBScript
8 18 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.91%) VB
11 11 (0.83%) Korn
12 10 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.61%) Python
14 7 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.53%) COBOL
14 7 (0.53%) VB6
15 6 (0.45%) AWK
15 6 (0.45%) sed
16 5 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 161 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.30%) CISSP
4 40 (3.03%) Degree
4 40 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.65%) CISM
7 28 (2.12%) CRISC
8 20 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.36%) MCSE
9 18 (1.36%) MCITP
10 16 (1.21%) MCTS
11 15 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.98%) CCNP
13 11 (0.83%) MCSA
14 10 (0.76%) CISA
15 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.68%) CCA
15 9 (0.68%) CCDP
16 6 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.59%) QA
3 21 (1.59%) SLA
4 10 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.61%) COBIT
6 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.38%) GxP
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.076%) GAMP
10 1 (0.076%) GMP
10 1 (0.076%) GAAP
10 1 (0.076%) BS15000
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 81 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.74%) XenApp
5 19 (1.44%) vSphere
6 15 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.53%) vCloud
9 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.23%) Snort
10 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.15%) Novell eDirectory
11 2 (0.15%) Firmware
11 2 (0.15%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.15%) GPFS
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) UAG
12 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.20%) SCCM
2 27 (2.05%) SCOM
3 7 (0.53%) SCVMM
3 7 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.53%) WMI
3 7 (0.53%) SCOrch
3 7 (0.53%) XenMobile
4 6 (0.45%) SCSM
5 4 (0.30%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.30%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.30%) MOM
5 4 (0.30%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.23%) Netcool
6 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 288 (21.82%) SAP
2 153 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 103 (7.80%) Oracle
4 84 (6.36%) VMware
5 80 (6.06%) Cisco
6 42 (3.18%) HP
7 36 (2.73%) Citrix
8 35 (2.65%) F5
9 28 (2.12%) CheckPoint
10 25 (1.89%) Juniper
11 23 (1.74%) IBM
12 22 (1.67%) TippingPoint
13 21 (1.59%) Informatica
13 21 (1.59%) Blue Coat
14 19 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.29%) Business Objects
15 17 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (1.29%) TIBCO
15 17 (1.29%) Remedy
16 16 (1.21%) SolarWinds
Surrey
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
HP
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
2Source Talent
Rate: From £370 to £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - 400 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
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Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
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Rate: £400-£450 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £225 - £226 per hour
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Staines, Middlesex
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays IT
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Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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