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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 545 615 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.96% 7.02% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.47% 7.54% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 329 332
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.36%
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
8417 8152 9228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.01% 93.00% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4713 4321 4285
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 501 605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
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 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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -9 132 £450 +7.14% 56
Hampshire +2 122 £378 -5.62% 31
Surrey -6 86 £425 +17.24% 30
Buckinghamshire +1 60 £400 -5.88% 18
Middlesex 0 36 £475 -3.45% 2
Oxfordshire -11 24 £400 -5.32% 9
West Sussex -13 15 £413 -8.33% 3
East Sussex -8 9 £400 -27.27%
Kent -13 8 £405 +20.00% 8
Thames Valley +1 4 £600 +33.33%
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
Home Counties - - - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 196 (16.94%) Windows
2 178 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 174 (15.04%) Finance
4 164 (14.17%) SAP
5 151 (13.05%) Security Cleared
6 136 (11.75%) Oracle
7 135 (11.67%) SQL
8 114 (9.85%) Migration
9 110 (9.51%) SC Cleared
10 90 (7.78%) SQL Server
11 86 (7.43%) Active Directory
12 81 (7.00%) SharePoint
13 79 (6.83%) CRM
13 79 (6.83%) Cisco
13 79 (6.83%) Telecoms
14 75 (6.48%) Linux
15 73 (6.31%) HTML
16 72 (6.22%) MS Excel
17 69 (5.96%) .NET
18 68 (5.88%) VMware
19 63 (5.45%) JavaScript
20 62 (5.36%) UNIX
20 62 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
20 62 (5.36%) HP
20 62 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
21 57 (4.93%) ITIL
22 56 (4.84%) XML
23 55 (4.75%) Firewall
24 54 (4.67%) CSS
24 54 (4.67%) MS Exchange

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 81 (7.00%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 36 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.07%) IIS
5 23 (1.99%) SAS
6 22 (1.90%) Apache
7 21 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (1.73%) Lync
9 18 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (1.04%) NetWeaver
14 11 (0.95%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
18 5 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 72 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.59%) MS Office
3 14 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.69%) MS Project
6 6 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.35%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
4 21 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 20 (1.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 20 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (1.38%) SAP SRM
8 15 (1.30%) SAP FI
8 15 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 14 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (1.04%) SAP CO
10 12 (1.04%) SAP SD
11 11 (0.95%) Agresso
11 11 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
12 10 (0.86%) SAP MRS
12 10 (0.86%) SAP BPC
13 9 (0.78%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.12%) SaaS
1 13 (1.12%) Office 365
2 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.26%) GitHub
5 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.17%) Force.com
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.086%) Taleo
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.086%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.086%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.75%) Firewall
2 38 (3.28%) SAN
3 29 (2.51%) Network Security
4 27 (2.33%) LAN
5 25 (2.16%) WAN
5 25 (2.16%) Internet
6 18 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (1.47%) LDAP
8 16 (1.38%) BIG-IP
9 15 (1.30%) DNS
10 14 (1.21%) SSL
11 12 (1.04%) OSPF
12 11 (0.95%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.95%) VPN
12 11 (0.95%) LTE
13 10 (0.86%) MPLS
13 10 (0.86%) VoIP
13 10 (0.86%) DHCP
13 10 (0.86%) SNMP
14 8 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 22 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 20 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.56%) SAP BW
9 15 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.04%) DB2
12 11 (0.95%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.86%) Spotfire
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.52%) QlikView
15 5 (0.43%) Base SAS
15 5 (0.43%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 31 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.69%) Selenium
3 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (0.43%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.43%) LSMW
5 4 (0.35%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.35%) AppScan
5 4 (0.35%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.26%) Ant
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.26%) JMeter
6 3 (0.26%) JIRA
6 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
General
1 174 (15.04%) Finance
2 79 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.42%) Retail
4 26 (2.25%) Banking
5 25 (2.16%) Marketing
6 24 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.04%) General Ledger
8 11 (0.95%) Legal
9 10 (0.86%) Billing
9 10 (0.86%) Advertising
10 9 (0.78%) Military
11 7 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.43%) Local Government
13 4 (0.35%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.26%) German Language
15 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.31%) HTML
2 69 (5.96%) .NET
3 56 (4.84%) XML
4 54 (4.67%) CSS
5 32 (2.77%) Web Services
6 25 (2.16%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.64%) jQuery
8 15 (1.30%) JSON
9 14 (1.21%) JSP
10 12 (1.04%) REST
10 12 (1.04%) Ajax
11 11 (0.95%) WSDL
11 11 (0.95%) SOAP
11 11 (0.95%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.95%) WCF
12 10 (0.86%) Middleware
13 8 (0.69%) J2EE
14 7 (0.61%) SAP Basis
14 7 (0.61%) HTML5
14 7 (0.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.46%) User Experience
3 28 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.90%) Clustering
5 18 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 16 (1.38%) CMDB
7 15 (1.30%) AS400
8 11 (0.95%) Replication
9 10 (0.86%) E-Learning
10 9 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.78%) PKI
10 9 (0.78%) iSeries
10 9 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.69%) Web 2.0
12 7 (0.61%) Data Conversion
12 7 (0.61%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.61%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.52%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.43%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 196 (16.94%) Windows
2 75 (6.48%) Linux
3 62 (5.36%) UNIX
4 39 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.82%) AIX
9 16 (1.38%) Solaris
10 12 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.61%) Android
12 7 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.26%) zOS
13 3 (0.26%) VMS
13 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (9.85%) Migration
2 79 (6.83%) CRM
3 62 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (4.93%) ITIL
5 54 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (4.15%) Project Management
7 42 (3.63%) Workflow
8 40 (3.46%) Information Security
9 35 (3.03%) ETL
10 32 (2.77%) Data Migration
10 32 (2.77%) Change Management
11 30 (2.59%) Service Management
12 28 (2.42%) Risk Management
12 28 (2.42%) Validation
13 26 (2.25%) Data Modelling
13 26 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 25 (2.16%) Data Management
15 24 (2.07%) ITSM
16 23 (1.99%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 135 (11.67%) SQL
2 63 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 46 (3.98%) C#
4 45 (3.89%) PowerShell
5 37 (3.20%) C
6 36 (3.11%) Java
7 32 (2.77%) PL/SQL
8 29 (2.51%) ABAP
9 21 (1.82%) VBScript
10 15 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.95%) Perl
13 10 (0.86%) C++
14 9 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.61%) RPG
15 7 (0.61%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.52%) PHP
17 5 (0.43%) VB
17 5 (0.43%) Python
17 5 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 151 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 110 (9.51%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.06%) Degree
4 33 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.33%) CISSP
7 24 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.64%) CCNP
9 17 (1.47%) CCIE
10 15 (1.30%) CISM
11 13 (1.12%) CISA
12 12 (1.04%) MCSE
13 10 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.78%) MCITP
15 8 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.61%) ISEB
16 7 (0.61%) MBA
17 5 (0.43%) CCNA
17 5 (0.43%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.47%) QA
3 14 (1.21%) SLA
4 11 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.86%) CDISC
6 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) GxP
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.086%) BS7666
9 1 (0.086%) GPG13
System Software
1 86 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.64%) vSphere
4 18 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.04%) XenApp
6 10 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.61%) vCloud
8 6 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.43%) XenServer
9 5 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.26%) Xen
11 2 (0.17%) Brightmail
11 2 (0.17%) UAG
11 2 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.17%) Squid
11 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (3.11%) SCCM
2 18 (1.56%) SCOM
3 12 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.86%) SCOrch
4 10 (0.86%) SCSM
4 10 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
4 10 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.52%) Nessus
6 5 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.35%) WSUS
7 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.26%) Control-M
8 3 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.26%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 178 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 164 (14.17%) SAP
3 136 (11.75%) Oracle
4 79 (6.83%) Cisco
5 68 (5.88%) VMware
6 62 (5.36%) HP
7 36 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (2.77%) IBM
9 30 (2.59%) F5
10 29 (2.51%) EMC
10 29 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 27 (2.33%) Citrix
12 25 (2.16%) Juniper
13 19 (1.64%) Business Objects
14 18 (1.56%) Symantec
15 17 (1.47%) Cognos
16 16 (1.38%) Blue Coat
16 16 (1.38%) NetApp
17 15 (1.30%) Red Hat
18 13 (1.12%) BMC
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