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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 544 534 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.71% 5.81% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 6.32% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 278 319
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £315 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £60.74 £22.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.09% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.55 £13.60 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.93 £30.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
(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 +16 183 £450 +9.75% 56
Hampshire -8 98 £423 +9.74% 21
Surrey 0 89 £400 +3.22% 25
Buckinghamshire +1 64 £438 +9.37% 15
Oxfordshire -19 33 £450 - 14
West Sussex -7 26 £450 -2.70% 4
East Sussex -3 9 £350 -15.15% 4
Kent -7 8 £538 +13.15% 8
Middlesex -17 7 £452 +1.46% 2
Home Counties +10 4 £475 +11.76%
Sussex +5 3 £500 +35.13%
Thames Valley +2 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 204 (17.59%) Finance
2 201 (17.33%) SAP
3 156 (13.45%) Oracle
4 154 (13.28%) Windows
5 151 (13.02%) Microsoft
6 148 (12.76%) Security Cleared
7 146 (12.59%) Migration
8 130 (11.21%) ITIL
9 120 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 112 (9.66%) SQL
11 91 (7.84%) Telecoms
12 79 (6.81%) CRM
13 76 (6.55%) Cisco
13 76 (6.55%) Active Directory
14 75 (6.47%) VMware
15 71 (6.12%) Information Security
15 71 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 70 (6.03%) Project Management
17 68 (5.86%) CISSP
18 67 (5.78%) MS Excel
18 67 (5.78%) Linux
19 66 (5.69%) Service Management
20 64 (5.52%) Firewall
21 61 (5.26%) ERP
22 58 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
23 57 (4.91%) UNIX
23 57 (4.91%) SQL Server
23 57 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
24 55 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
25 54 (4.66%) PowerShell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.76%) IIS
3 29 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.90%) Lync
5 21 (1.81%) Apache
6 19 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.86%) SAS
13 9 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.52%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.43%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.43%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 67 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.47%) MS Office
3 14 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) MS Project
5 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.26%) DOC1
7 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.086%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 40 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 28 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (2.24%) SAP FI
4 22 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (1.72%) Agresso
5 20 (1.72%) SAP ERP
6 19 (1.64%) SAP PSCD
7 16 (1.38%) SAP FI-CA
7 16 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
8 15 (1.29%) SAP CRM
8 15 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (1.29%) SAP MII
9 13 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
9 13 (1.12%) RMDS
10 11 (0.95%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.78%) SAP BPC
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.98%) SaaS
3 16 (1.38%) Office 365
4 12 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.52%) PaaS
6 5 (0.43%) IaaS
7 4 (0.34%) Taleo
7 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.34%) Boomi
8 3 (0.26%) Force.com
9 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.086%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.086%) Yammer
10 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.52%) Firewall
2 38 (3.28%) DNS
3 35 (3.02%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.59%) WAN
5 28 (2.41%) LAN
6 27 (2.33%) Network Security
7 24 (2.07%) DHCP
8 22 (1.90%) SAN
9 19 (1.64%) SSL
9 19 (1.64%) Wireshark
10 16 (1.38%) VPN
10 16 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (1.21%) Multicast
13 13 (1.12%) LDAP
14 11 (0.95%) HTTP
15 10 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.86%) Unified Communications
16 9 (0.78%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.76%) SAP BW
3 22 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 14 (1.21%) DB2
8 13 (1.12%) SAP HANA
9 12 (1.03%) PowerCenter
9 12 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.86%) Big Data
12 9 (0.78%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.78%) SAP BI
13 6 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.43%) MSI
4 5 (0.43%) JIRA
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.34%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.34%) Maven
5 4 (0.34%) Ant
5 4 (0.34%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.26%) Subversion
6 3 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.17%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.17%) Introscope
7 2 (0.17%) JMeter
7 2 (0.17%) Toad
7 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 204 (17.59%) Finance
2 91 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.19%) Retail
4 32 (2.76%) Marketing
5 23 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.29%) Billing
7 14 (1.21%) Legal
7 14 (1.21%) Banking
8 11 (0.95%) Automotive
8 11 (0.95%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.60%) Back Office
9 7 (0.60%) Games
10 4 (0.34%) Military
10 4 (0.34%) Advertising
10 4 (0.34%) Publishing
10 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.34%) Local Government
11 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.45%) .NET
2 32 (2.76%) XML
3 29 (2.50%) HTML
4 22 (1.90%) Middleware
5 19 (1.64%) CSS
6 18 (1.55%) Web Services
7 14 (1.21%) Rendezvous
8 10 (0.86%) SAP XI
8 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.86%) XSLT
8 10 (0.86%) EDI
8 10 (0.86%) JMS
8 10 (0.86%) REST
9 9 (0.78%) HTML5
9 9 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.78%) SOAP
9 9 (0.78%) J2EE
9 9 (0.78%) SAP Basis
10 8 (0.69%) SAML
10 8 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 42 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.41%) PKI
5 23 (1.98%) User Experience
6 20 (1.72%) Clustering
7 17 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 15 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.03%) Cryptography
11 10 (0.86%) CMDB
12 9 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.78%) FMCG
13 7 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.52%) NHS
14 6 (0.52%) Replication
14 6 (0.52%) DataPower
14 6 (0.52%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.43%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.43%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 154 (13.28%) Windows
2 67 (5.78%) Linux
3 57 (4.91%) UNIX
4 44 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.90%) Solaris
6 22 (1.90%) AIX
7 11 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.43%) SUSE
9 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.34%) HPUX
11 3 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.17%) VMS
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (12.59%) Migration
2 130 (11.21%) ITIL
3 79 (6.81%) CRM
4 71 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 71 (6.12%) Information Security
5 70 (6.03%) Project Management
6 66 (5.69%) Service Management
7 61 (5.26%) ERP
8 57 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (3.62%) Data Migration
11 41 (3.53%) Change Management
11 41 (3.53%) Risk Management
12 36 (3.10%) Workflow
13 33 (2.84%) Service Delivery
14 31 (2.67%) Analytics
15 29 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
15 29 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
16 28 (2.41%) Vulnerability Management
17 27 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (9.66%) SQL
2 54 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 34 (2.93%) Java
4 30 (2.59%) C#
5 28 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 23 (1.98%) VBScript
6 23 (1.98%) ABAP
7 19 (1.64%) C
8 18 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.29%) Perl
10 14 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.86%) VB
13 9 (0.78%) Python
13 9 (0.78%) PHP
14 6 (0.52%) C++
14 6 (0.52%) VBA
14 6 (0.52%) Ruby
14 6 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 148 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 120 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.86%) CISSP
4 44 (3.79%) Degree
5 25 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.81%) CISM
7 19 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.29%) GIAC
10 14 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.21%) MCSE
11 12 (1.03%) ISEB
12 11 (0.95%) CRISC
13 10 (0.86%) CCNP
14 9 (0.78%) CCA
15 8 (0.69%) CCIE
16 7 (0.60%) MCSA
16 7 (0.60%) CCNA
17 6 (0.52%) MCITP
18 5 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.64%) QA
4 15 (1.29%) SLA
5 13 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.03%) COBIT
7 10 (0.86%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.69%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.60%) GxP
10 1 (0.086%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.086%) GAAP
System Software
1 76 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.28%) vSphere
4 37 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.98%) XenApp
6 12 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.95%) XenServer
8 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.52%) vCloud
10 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.43%) Shibboleth
10 5 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.26%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.17%) UAG
13 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) Samba
13 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 41 (3.53%) SCCM
2 27 (2.33%) SCOM
3 14 (1.21%) SCOrch
4 9 (0.78%) SCSM
5 8 (0.69%) WSUS
6 7 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
9 4 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.26%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 201 (17.33%) SAP
2 156 (13.45%) Oracle
3 151 (13.02%) Microsoft
4 76 (6.55%) Cisco
5 75 (6.47%) VMware
6 50 (4.31%) HP
7 40 (3.45%) Citrix
8 33 (2.84%) IBM
9 32 (2.76%) CheckPoint
10 29 (2.50%) Juniper
10 29 (2.50%) F5
11 22 (1.90%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.72%) Informatica
12 20 (1.72%) Blue Coat
13 19 (1.64%) Ariba
14 18 (1.55%) TIBCO
14 18 (1.55%) Remedy
14 18 (1.55%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.29%) TippingPoint
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ntrinsic Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
CPS Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 450 per day + D.O.E
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Double Pay OT
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago