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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 596 595 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.96% 6.24% 8.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.40% 6.65% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 317 373
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.36 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.88% +118.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +8 215 £450 - 74
Hampshire +14 114 £400 -5.88% 16
Buckinghamshire +20 60 £450 +12.50% 17
Surrey -23 58 £470 +4.44% 39
West Sussex 0 39 £450 - 5
Middlesex +1 23 £424 +5.93% 1
Oxfordshire +2 22 £415 +1.21% 20
East Sussex +13 13 £450 +16.12%
Kent -18 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Home Counties 0 3 £475 -
Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 274 (20.98%) SAP
2 251 (19.22%) Security Cleared
3 198 (15.16%) Oracle
4 195 (14.93%) Finance
5 191 (14.62%) SC Cleared
6 159 (12.17%) Microsoft
7 128 (9.80%) SQL
8 112 (8.58%) Migration
9 108 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (8.12%) Windows
11 96 (7.35%) Information Security
12 89 (6.81%) CRM
13 77 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 73 (5.59%) Telecoms
15 69 (5.28%) Java
16 68 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
18 64 (4.90%) ITIL
19 60 (4.59%) CISSP
20 58 (4.44%) Linux
21 56 (4.29%) Active Directory
22 55 (4.21%) ERP
23 54 (4.13%) Project Management
23 54 (4.13%) Firewall
23 54 (4.13%) Windows Server
24 50 (3.83%) Unix
25 49 (3.75%) Scrum
25 49 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
26 47 (3.60%) SharePoint
26 47 (3.60%) Cisco

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 47 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.30%) IIS
3 28 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.91%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.76%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.45%) CMS
7 18 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (1.00%) Apache
12 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.77%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 10 (0.77%) Oracle UPK
14 8 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.61%) Node.js
15 7 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 44 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.99%) MS Office
3 10 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
5 3 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (2.53%) SAP FI
2 32 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (2.22%) SAP PSCD
4 28 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (1.61%) SAP CO
6 21 (1.61%) SAP ERP
6 21 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (1.53%) Oracle 11i
8 18 (1.38%) SAP HR
9 17 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
10 13 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (1.00%) SAP APO
10 13 (1.00%) SAP GRC
10 13 (1.00%) SAP MM
10 13 (1.00%) SAP SD
10 13 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.84%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.91%) Office 365
2 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.53%) SuccessFactors
4 11 (0.84%) Boomi
5 7 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.54%) PaaS
6 6 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.31%) IaaS
7 4 (0.31%) SaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.077%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.077%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.077%) Route 53
10 1 (0.077%) Scribe Online
10 1 (0.077%) Veeva
10 1 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.077%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.13%) Firewall
2 30 (2.30%) WAN
3 28 (2.14%) DNS
3 28 (2.14%) LAN
4 21 (1.61%) NetScaler
5 20 (1.53%) HTTP
5 20 (1.53%) Internet
6 19 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (1.23%) Network Security
8 15 (1.15%) VPN
9 14 (1.07%) DHCP
9 14 (1.07%) LDAP
9 14 (1.07%) SAN
10 13 (1.00%) SSL
10 13 (1.00%) Wireless
11 12 (0.92%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (0.84%) FTP
13 9 (0.69%) VoIP
14 7 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.45%) SAP BW
1 45 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
3 36 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 26 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.45%) Big Data
10 17 (1.30%) DB2
11 15 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
12 13 (1.00%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.84%) QlikView
15 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.61%) GIS
17 8 (0.61%) PowerCenter
17 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.84%) Selenium
3 15 (1.15%) HP UFT
3 15 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (1.15%) SpecFlow
4 14 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.84%) WebDriver
7 10 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.31%) JDeveloper
9 4 (0.31%) Toad
10 3 (0.23%) LSMW
10 3 (0.23%) Maven
11 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.15%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 195 (14.93%) Finance
2 73 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 31 (2.37%) Banking
5 30 (2.30%) Marketing
6 25 (1.91%) Billing
6 25 (1.91%) Retail
7 21 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.15%) Advertising
9 13 (1.00%) General Ledger
10 12 (0.92%) Publishing
11 9 (0.69%) Legal
12 8 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.54%) Military
14 6 (0.46%) Electronics
14 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) Back Office
15 4 (0.31%) Law
16 3 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.76%) .NET
2 33 (2.53%) Web Services
3 28 (2.14%) Middleware
4 27 (2.07%) XML
5 23 (1.76%) HTML
6 16 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 16 (1.23%) SAP Basis
7 14 (1.07%) SAP XI
8 12 (0.92%) CSS
8 12 (0.92%) REST
9 10 (0.77%) EDI
9 10 (0.77%) JMS
10 9 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (0.61%) HTML5
11 8 (0.61%) jQuery
12 7 (0.54%) LESS
12 7 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
12 7 (0.54%) SAP PI
12 7 (0.54%) Sass
12 7 (0.54%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 49 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (2.91%) PKI
3 24 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 21 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.07%) Clustering
7 11 (0.84%) CMDB
8 10 (0.77%) CESG
9 9 (0.69%) DataPower
9 9 (0.69%) FMCG
9 9 (0.69%) NHS
9 9 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.61%) Life Science
11 7 (0.54%) Cryptography
11 7 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.54%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.54%) User Experience
12 6 (0.46%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 106 (8.12%) Windows
2 58 (4.44%) Linux
3 54 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 50 (3.83%) Unix
5 25 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.61%) AIX
7 20 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.77%) CentOS
11 9 (0.69%) Solaris
12 8 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.31%) VMS
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.23%) Android
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.15%) NetWare
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (8.58%) Migration
2 108 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (7.35%) Information Security
4 89 (6.81%) CRM
5 68 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
7 64 (4.90%) ITIL
8 55 (4.21%) ERP
9 54 (4.13%) Project Management
10 49 (3.75%) Scrum
11 45 (3.45%) Test Scripting
12 39 (2.99%) Information Assurance
13 37 (2.83%) Data Modelling
14 35 (2.68%) Analytics
15 34 (2.60%) E-Commerce
16 32 (2.45%) Functional Testing
16 32 (2.45%) Presales
17 31 (2.37%) Workflow
18 28 (2.14%) Data Migration
18 28 (2.14%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 128 (9.80%) SQL
2 69 (5.28%) Java
3 38 (2.91%) C#
4 34 (2.60%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.30%) ABAP
6 27 (2.07%) JavaScript
7 26 (1.99%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.07%) Python
8 14 (1.07%) VBScript
9 11 (0.84%) PHP
9 11 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.84%) VB
10 10 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.69%) C
12 8 (0.61%) C++
12 8 (0.61%) F#
13 7 (0.54%) VBA
14 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.46%) Perl
15 5 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 251 (19.22%) Security Cleared
2 191 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.59%) CISSP
4 43 (3.29%) Degree
4 43 (3.29%) DV Cleared
5 32 (2.45%) CESG Certified Professional
5 32 (2.45%) CLAS
6 28 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.91%) CISM
8 21 (1.61%) CCNP
9 17 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.00%) MCSE
11 12 (0.92%) ISEB
12 11 (0.84%) CCNA
12 11 (0.84%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.69%) CCA
14 9 (0.69%) MCP
15 8 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.91%) RMADS
4 22 (1.68%) QA
5 18 (1.38%) COBIT
5 18 (1.38%) SLA
6 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.54%) ISO27002
8 6 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.15%) GMP
12 2 (0.15%) GPG13
13 1 (0.077%) AICPA
13 1 (0.077%) GxP
13 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.077%) SDET
System Software
1 56 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.84%) Hyper-V
2 24 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.53%) XenApp
4 18 (1.38%) XenServer
5 17 (1.30%) vSphere
6 12 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.54%) UAG
9 6 (0.46%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.38%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.31%) Docker
12 3 (0.23%) Firmware
12 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.077%) StorNext
14 1 (0.077%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.077%) vCloud
14 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (1.45%) SCCM
2 11 (0.84%) SCOM
3 8 (0.61%) WSUS
4 7 (0.54%) EdgeSight
5 6 (0.46%) Puppet
5 6 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.23%) Ansible
7 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.23%) Control-M
7 3 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.23%) Nessus
7 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.23%) Simpana
8 2 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 274 (20.98%) SAP
2 198 (15.16%) Oracle
3 159 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 47 (3.60%) Cisco
5 45 (3.45%) VMware
6 40 (3.06%) IBM
7 37 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (2.76%) Siebel
9 35 (2.68%) HP
10 30 (2.30%) Citrix
11 29 (2.22%) Adobe
12 23 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.45%) Dell
15 16 (1.23%) Symantec
16 15 (1.15%) BMC
17 13 (1.00%) OpenText
18 12 (0.92%) hybris
18 12 (0.92%) webMethods
19 11 (0.84%) Remedy
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