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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 30 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 528 636 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.68% 7.27% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 7.82% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 341 336
Average daily rate
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£410 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +43.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £20.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.97 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
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 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Hampshire +6 128 £375 -4.76% 28
Berkshire -14 121 £438 +5.42% 52
Surrey -13 77 £400 +10.34% 41
Buckinghamshire +2 68 £400 -5.88% 20
Middlesex 0 36 £488 -2.98% 3
Oxfordshire -7 23 £400 +3.22% 9
West Sussex -13 19 £350 -22.22% 3
East Sussex -7 7 £369 -32.95% 1
Kent -19 7 £400 +18.51% 5
M4 Corridor +7 2 - -
Thames Valley +2 1 £580 +28.88%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 199 (16.75%) Windows
2 190 (15.99%) Microsoft
3 186 (15.66%) Finance
4 178 (14.98%) SAP
5 166 (13.97%) Security Cleared
6 147 (12.37%) Oracle
7 136 (11.45%) SQL
8 127 (10.69%) SC Cleared
9 108 (9.09%) Migration
10 89 (7.49%) SQL Server
11 88 (7.41%) Active Directory
12 83 (6.99%) Linux
13 80 (6.73%) Cisco
14 79 (6.65%) Telecoms
15 78 (6.57%) CRM
16 77 (6.48%) SharePoint
17 75 (6.31%) MS Excel
18 70 (5.89%) VMware
19 69 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
20 68 (5.72%) HP
20 68 (5.72%) .NET
21 67 (5.64%) HTML
21 67 (5.64%) UNIX
22 65 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (5.39%) ITIL
24 57 (4.80%) JavaScript
25 56 (4.71%) MS Exchange
26 54 (4.55%) XML
27 52 (4.38%) Firewall
28 49 (4.12%) CSS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 77 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 36 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.02%) SAS
5 22 (1.85%) Apache
6 21 (1.77%) IIS
7 20 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.52%) Lync
10 17 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.01%) NetWeaver
12 11 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.51%) CMS
16 6 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.34%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 75 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.61%) MS Office
3 13 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.59%) MS Project
6 5 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 40 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 18 (1.52%) SAP MRS
6 18 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
6 18 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (1.35%) SAP SRM
8 15 (1.26%) SAP IS-U
9 14 (1.18%) SAP SD
9 14 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (1.18%) SAP FI
9 14 (1.18%) Oracle Cash Management
10 11 (0.93%) HFM
10 11 (0.93%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.84%) Agresso
11 10 (0.84%) SAP MM
11 10 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.09%) Office 365
2 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.76%) SaaS
3 7 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.084%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.084%) Taleo
6 1 (0.084%) Force.com
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.084%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.38%) Firewall
2 39 (3.28%) SAN
3 30 (2.53%) Network Security
4 27 (2.27%) LAN
5 25 (2.10%) WAN
6 23 (1.94%) Internet
7 17 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (1.35%) DNS
8 16 (1.35%) LDAP
8 16 (1.35%) BIG-IP
9 15 (1.26%) SSL
10 12 (1.01%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.01%) OSPF
11 11 (0.93%) MPLS
11 11 (0.93%) VPN
12 10 (0.84%) DHCP
12 10 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (0.76%) Intranet
13 9 (0.76%) SNMP
13 9 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 23 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (1.77%) SAP BW
6 18 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (1.09%) DB2
11 10 (0.84%) Spotfire
12 9 (0.76%) Hyperion Smart View
13 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.67%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
15 6 (0.51%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 30 (2.53%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.67%) Selenium
3 6 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.42%) LSMW
4 5 (0.42%) JIRA
4 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.42%) TestDirector
5 4 (0.34%) Ant
5 4 (0.34%) JDeveloper
5 4 (0.34%) AppScan
5 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.25%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.25%) JMeter
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.17%) Synon
7 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 186 (15.66%) Finance
2 79 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.61%) Retail
4 28 (2.36%) Banking
4 28 (2.36%) Marketing
5 23 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.18%) Legal
7 12 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 10 (0.84%) Military
8 10 (0.84%) Billing
9 8 (0.67%) Advertising
10 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.42%) Local Government
12 4 (0.34%) Publishing
12 4 (0.34%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) German Language
13 3 (0.25%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.72%) .NET
2 67 (5.64%) HTML
3 54 (4.55%) XML
4 49 (4.12%) CSS
5 35 (2.95%) Web Services
6 28 (2.36%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.43%) jQuery
8 11 (0.93%) REST
8 11 (0.93%) JSON
8 11 (0.93%) WCF
8 11 (0.93%) WSDL
8 11 (0.93%) Middleware
8 11 (0.93%) SOAP
9 10 (0.84%) JSP
9 10 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.76%) Ajax
10 9 (0.76%) J2EE
11 8 (0.67%) SAP Basis
12 7 (0.59%) EDI
13 6 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.19%) Management Information System
2 21 (1.77%) Clustering
3 19 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 18 (1.52%) CMDB
5 16 (1.35%) AS400
6 12 (1.01%) Replication
6 12 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 10 (0.84%) E-Learning
7 10 (0.84%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.76%) iSeries
9 8 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.59%) PKI
11 6 (0.51%) NHS
11 6 (0.51%) Learning Management System
11 6 (0.51%) Data Conversion
11 6 (0.51%) CESG
11 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.42%) SCADA
12 5 (0.42%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 199 (16.75%) Windows
2 83 (6.99%) Linux
3 67 (5.64%) UNIX
4 42 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.94%) AIX
9 17 (1.43%) Solaris
10 15 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.67%) Android
12 8 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.25%) zOS
13 3 (0.25%) VMS
14 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 1 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.084%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.084%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (9.09%) Migration
2 78 (6.57%) CRM
3 69 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (5.39%) ITIL
6 48 (4.04%) Project Management
7 41 (3.45%) Workflow
8 36 (3.03%) Service Management
9 35 (2.95%) ETL
9 35 (2.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (2.86%) Change Management
10 34 (2.86%) Information Security
11 31 (2.61%) ITSM
11 31 (2.61%) Data Modelling
12 29 (2.44%) Test Scripting
12 29 (2.44%) Validation
13 28 (2.36%) Data Migration
14 27 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (2.19%) Risk Management
16 23 (1.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (11.45%) SQL
2 57 (4.80%) JavaScript
3 47 (3.96%) PowerShell
4 46 (3.87%) C#
5 38 (3.20%) C
5 38 (3.20%) ABAP
6 35 (2.95%) Java
6 35 (2.95%) PL/SQL
7 20 (1.68%) VBScript
8 17 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.18%) Perl
10 12 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.93%) C++
12 10 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.67%) RPG
13 8 (0.67%) RPG IV
14 6 (0.51%) Python
14 6 (0.51%) PHP
15 5 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 127 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.87%) Degree
4 31 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.02%) CISSP
6 23 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.68%) CCNP
8 17 (1.43%) CCIE
9 13 (1.09%) CISM
10 11 (0.93%) CISA
10 11 (0.93%) MCSE
11 10 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.67%) ISEB
12 8 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.67%) MBA
12 8 (0.67%) MCITP
12 8 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.60%) QA
2 16 (1.35%) SLA
2 16 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.84%) CDISC
5 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.25%) COBIT
6 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.084%) GPG13
8 1 (0.084%) BS7666
8 1 (0.084%) HL7
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 88 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.60%) vSphere
4 18 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.09%) XenApp
6 12 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.67%) vCloud
8 6 (0.51%) XenServer
8 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.42%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 39 (3.28%) SCCM
2 15 (1.26%) SCOM
3 13 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.01%) SCOrch
5 11 (0.93%) HP UCMDB
6 10 (0.84%) SCSM
7 8 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (0.51%) Nessus
8 6 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.42%) WSUS
9 5 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.25%) Puppet
11 3 (0.25%) BMC Performance Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 190 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 178 (14.98%) SAP
3 147 (12.37%) Oracle
4 80 (6.73%) Cisco
5 70 (5.89%) VMware
6 68 (5.72%) HP
7 34 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (2.78%) IBM
9 29 (2.44%) F5
10 28 (2.36%) Citrix
10 28 (2.36%) CheckPoint
11 25 (2.10%) EMC
12 23 (1.94%) Juniper
13 18 (1.52%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.43%) Cognos
14 17 (1.43%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.43%) Hyperion
15 16 (1.35%) Symantec
15 16 (1.35%) Informatica
15 16 (1.35%) Blue Coat
Gatwick
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Maket Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Picture More Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South East (Home Counties)
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-600 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £351450 per day
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