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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 22 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 643 655 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.64% 7.76% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 8.35% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 321 278
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £536 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £44.97 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
8905 7847 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.92% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5015 4199 4068
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 488 616
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 175 £450 +5.26% 60
Surrey +5 124 £425 +8.97% 26
Hampshire -7 120 £400 -3.03% 28
Buckinghamshire -17 49 £426 -0.58% 14
Oxfordshire -7 37 £450 +5.88% 9
Middlesex -2 27 £500 -3.61%
Kent +4 23 £475 - 7
West Sussex -12 15 £431 +1.47% 3
East Sussex -13 8 £400 +6.66% 6
Thames Valley 0 4 £600 +33.33%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 197 (16.72%) SAP
2 171 (14.52%) Windows
2 171 (14.52%) Finance
3 163 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 163 (13.84%) Security Cleared
4 143 (12.14%) SQL
5 135 (11.46%) Oracle
6 122 (10.36%) Migration
7 120 (10.19%) SC Cleared
8 85 (7.22%) CRM
9 83 (7.05%) Active Directory
10 75 (6.37%) SQL Server
11 73 (6.20%) ITIL
12 72 (6.11%) SharePoint
12 72 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (6.03%) Telecoms
14 70 (5.94%) MS Excel
15 69 (5.86%) Linux
15 69 (5.86%) Cisco
16 62 (5.26%) HTML
17 61 (5.18%) VMware
17 61 (5.18%) Firewall
18 59 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 59 (5.01%) JavaScript
19 58 (4.92%) UNIX
20 57 (4.84%) .NET
21 55 (4.67%) Information Security
22 54 (4.58%) MS Exchange
22 54 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
23 52 (4.41%) HP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 72 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.58%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.95%) Lync
5 22 (1.87%) IIS
6 18 (1.53%) SAS
6 18 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.27%) Apache
10 13 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.85%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 70 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.95%) MS Office
3 10 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.34%) MS Project
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 40 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.87%) SAP FI
4 21 (1.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 19 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (1.61%) SAP CO
5 19 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
6 18 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 17 (1.44%) SAP IS-U
7 17 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (1.36%) SAP SRM
9 15 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 13 (1.10%) Agresso
11 12 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (1.02%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.85%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
13 9 (0.76%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.76%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.36%) Office 365
2 12 (1.02%) SaaS
3 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.25%) Force.com
4 3 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.085%) Taleo
6 1 (0.085%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.18%) Firewall
2 31 (2.63%) Network Security
3 28 (2.38%) SAN
4 22 (1.87%) Internet
5 21 (1.78%) WAN
6 19 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (1.53%) LAN
8 17 (1.44%) DNS
9 16 (1.36%) LTE
10 14 (1.19%) FTP
10 14 (1.19%) LDAP
11 12 (1.02%) MPLS
11 12 (1.02%) OSPF
12 11 (0.93%) BIG-IP
12 11 (0.93%) DHCP
13 10 (0.85%) SNMP
13 10 (0.85%) TCP/IP
13 10 (0.85%) VPN
13 10 (0.85%) 3G
13 10 (0.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 21 (1.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 20 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (1.61%) SAP BW
8 18 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.19%) DB2
10 14 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.02%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.85%) Spotfire
13 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.68%) PowerCenter
14 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.68%) QlikView
15 6 (0.51%) SAP BI
16 5 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.51%) Selenium
2 6 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (0.42%) TestDirector
3 5 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.34%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.34%) LSMW
5 3 (0.25%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.25%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.25%) Ant
5 3 (0.25%) MSI
5 3 (0.25%) JMeter
5 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.17%) JIRA
6 2 (0.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 171 (14.52%) Finance
2 71 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.38%) Banking
4 28 (2.38%) Retail
5 21 (1.78%) Marketing
6 15 (1.27%) Billing
6 15 (1.27%) Advertising
7 9 (0.76%) Legal
7 9 (0.76%) General Ledger
8 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.51%) Automotive
9 6 (0.51%) Military
10 5 (0.42%) Back Office
11 4 (0.34%) Publishing
11 4 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.26%) HTML
2 57 (4.84%) .NET
3 51 (4.33%) XML
4 47 (3.99%) CSS
5 29 (2.46%) Web Services
6 20 (1.70%) jQuery
7 19 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.44%) JSON
9 15 (1.27%) JSP
10 13 (1.10%) Middleware
11 12 (1.02%) Ajax
12 11 (0.93%) REST
13 10 (0.85%) SOAP
14 8 (0.68%) J2EE
14 8 (0.68%) SAP Basis
14 8 (0.68%) WCF
14 8 (0.68%) CSS3
14 8 (0.68%) HTML5
15 7 (0.59%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.59%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (2.80%) User Experience
3 31 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 17 (1.44%) AS400
5 17 (1.44%) PKI
6 15 (1.27%) Clustering
6 15 (1.27%) CMDB
7 14 (1.19%) iSeries
8 13 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 13 (1.10%) Replication
9 11 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.85%) GIS
10 10 (0.85%) Cryptography
10 10 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.76%) Web 2.0
11 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.59%) Data Conversion
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.52%) Windows
2 69 (5.86%) Linux
3 58 (4.92%) UNIX
4 29 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.95%) AIX
7 19 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.36%) Solaris
11 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.51%) Android
13 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.25%) zOS
15 2 (0.17%) VMS
15 2 (0.17%) CentOS
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.085%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (10.36%) Migration
2 85 (7.22%) CRM
3 73 (6.20%) ITIL
4 72 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (4.67%) Information Security
7 54 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (4.07%) Project Management
9 43 (3.65%) ETL
10 42 (3.57%) Workflow
11 40 (3.40%) Risk Management
12 39 (3.31%) Data Migration
13 32 (2.72%) Change Management
14 29 (2.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (2.38%) ERP
16 26 (2.21%) ITSM
17 25 (2.12%) Data Management
17 25 (2.12%) PRINCE2
17 25 (2.12%) Service Management
18 24 (2.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 143 (12.14%) SQL
2 59 (5.01%) JavaScript
3 46 (3.90%) PowerShell
4 38 (3.23%) Java
5 33 (2.80%) C#
6 32 (2.72%) PL/SQL
7 27 (2.29%) C
8 25 (2.12%) ABAP
9 23 (1.95%) VBScript
10 16 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.76%) Korn
13 9 (0.76%) Perl
14 7 (0.59%) C++
15 6 (0.51%) Python
15 6 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.42%) AWK
16 5 (0.42%) VB
16 5 (0.42%) RPG
Qualifications
1 163 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 120 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.40%) CISSP
4 39 (3.31%) Degree
5 31 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.21%) CISM
8 16 (1.36%) CISA
8 16 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.27%) CRISC
10 14 (1.19%) MCITP
11 13 (1.10%) MCSE
12 12 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.85%) CCIE
13 10 (0.85%) CCNP
14 9 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.68%) MCTS
15 8 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.59%) ISEB
17 6 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.10%) QA
4 11 (0.93%) SLA
5 10 (0.85%) CDISC
6 6 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.34%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) GxP
10 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.085%) GAAP
System Software
1 83 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.53%) vSphere
5 15 (1.27%) XenApp
6 9 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.42%) vCloud
9 5 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.42%) XenServer
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.17%) SRDF
11 2 (0.17%) Brightmail
11 2 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (2.63%) SCCM
2 13 (1.10%) SCOM
2 13 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.51%) Nessus
5 6 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.42%) SCSM
6 5 (0.42%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.34%) WSUS
7 4 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.34%) Netcool
8 3 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (0.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 197 (16.72%) SAP
2 163 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 135 (11.46%) Oracle
4 69 (5.86%) Cisco
5 61 (5.18%) VMware
6 52 (4.41%) HP
7 38 (3.23%) IBM
8 35 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.89%) Citrix
10 27 (2.29%) F5
11 22 (1.87%) EMC
11 22 (1.87%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.78%) Cognos
12 21 (1.78%) Business Objects
13 20 (1.70%) Juniper
13 20 (1.70%) Symantec
13 20 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.53%) Informatica
15 15 (1.27%) NetApp
15 15 (1.27%) Blue Coat
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Via Resource
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Boss IT
Rate: £500 - £550 a day
Posted: 7 days ago