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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 569 683 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.03% 7.64% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.56% 8.32% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 361 295
Average daily rate
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£440 £403 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £526 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £39.10 £30.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.33% +55.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £11.90 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £41.88 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +32.06%
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
8669 8213 7418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.83% 91.88% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4887 4545 3774
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
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 413 435 580
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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
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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 -2 187 £450 +12.50% 64
Hampshire -3 115 £438 +9.43% 10
Surrey +1 106 £425 - 42
Buckinghamshire +4 71 £400 - 20
West Sussex -14 31 £470 -1.05% 4
Oxfordshire -29 21 £450 -10.00% 14
Middlesex +1 15 £450 -7.68% 1
Kent -8 4 £515 +28.75% 8
M4 Corridor +2 3 £650 +73.33%
Home Counties +3 2 £425 -
Sussex -3 2 - -
East Sussex -21 2 £450 +57.89% 5
Thames Valley +1 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 215 (18.71%) SAP
2 180 (15.67%) Finance
3 155 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 148 (12.88%) Security Cleared
5 142 (12.36%) Windows
6 133 (11.58%) ITIL
7 123 (10.70%) Migration
8 117 (10.18%) SQL
9 114 (9.92%) SC Cleared
10 108 (9.40%) Oracle
11 92 (8.01%) Telecoms
12 86 (7.48%) VMware
13 82 (7.14%) Active Directory
14 78 (6.79%) CRM
15 73 (6.35%) Cisco
16 71 (6.18%) Firewall
17 69 (6.01%) CISSP
18 68 (5.92%) Information Security
19 67 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 66 (5.74%) MS Excel
21 64 (5.57%) Service Management
22 62 (5.40%) Linux
22 62 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
23 61 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
23 61 (5.31%) Project Management
24 56 (4.87%) SQL Server
25 55 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
26 53 (4.61%) UNIX
26 53 (4.61%) HP
26 53 (4.61%) Data Centre

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 48 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (1.83%) IIS
5 20 (1.74%) Lync
6 15 (1.31%) Apache
7 14 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.70%) SAS
12 8 (0.70%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.52%) GlassFish
Applications
1 66 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.39%) MS Office
3 12 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) MS Project
4 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (2.26%) SAP FI
2 24 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (2.00%) SAP ERP
4 22 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (1.65%) SAP MII
6 18 (1.57%) Agresso
7 17 (1.48%) SAP SRM
8 16 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 15 (1.31%) SAP CO
10 14 (1.22%) RMDS
11 13 (1.13%) SAP CRM
11 13 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
12 12 (1.04%) SAP IS-U
12 12 (1.04%) SAP PSCD
13 11 (0.96%) SAP FI-CA
13 11 (0.96%) SAP HR
14 9 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 8 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
16 7 (0.61%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.74%) SaaS
2 20 (1.74%) Office 365
3 15 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.78%) PaaS
6 6 (0.52%) IaaS
7 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.35%) Boomi
9 3 (0.26%) Force.com
10 2 (0.17%) Taleo
10 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.087%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.087%) Yammer
11 1 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.18%) Firewall
2 45 (3.92%) DNS
3 36 (3.13%) LAN
4 34 (2.96%) WAN
5 32 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 29 (2.52%) Network Security
7 28 (2.44%) DHCP
8 26 (2.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 20 (1.74%) SAN
10 19 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 16 (1.39%) Wireshark
12 15 (1.31%) VPN
12 15 (1.31%) LDAP
12 15 (1.31%) Multicast
13 14 (1.22%) SSL
13 14 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.96%) BIG-IP
15 10 (0.87%) iSCSI
15 10 (0.87%) Internet
15 10 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 26 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.87%) PowerCenter
14 9 (0.78%) SAP HANA
15 8 (0.70%) Big Data
15 8 (0.70%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.70%) MySQL
16 7 (0.61%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.61%) JIRA
3 7 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.35%) Ant
5 4 (0.35%) Subversion
5 4 (0.35%) Maven
5 4 (0.35%) MSI
6 3 (0.26%) Introscope
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.17%) MorphX
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.17%) Toad
7 2 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.17%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 180 (15.67%) Finance
2 92 (8.01%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.79%) Retail
4 18 (1.57%) Marketing
5 17 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.31%) Legal
7 13 (1.13%) Billing
8 11 (0.96%) General Ledger
9 10 (0.87%) Banking
10 7 (0.61%) Publishing
10 7 (0.61%) Automotive
11 6 (0.52%) Back Office
11 6 (0.52%) Advertising
12 5 (0.44%) Games
12 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.35%) Military
13 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.17%) Electronics
15 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.22%) .NET
2 35 (3.05%) XML
3 33 (2.87%) HTML
4 21 (1.83%) CSS
5 18 (1.57%) Web Services
6 16 (1.39%) Middleware
7 15 (1.31%) Rendezvous
8 12 (1.04%) HTML5
9 11 (0.96%) jQuery
9 11 (0.96%) SAP Basis
9 11 (0.96%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.87%) SAML
11 9 (0.78%) J2EE
12 8 (0.70%) REST
13 7 (0.61%) CSS3
13 7 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.61%) XSLT
14 6 (0.52%) JMS
14 6 (0.52%) JSP
14 6 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 42 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.52%) PKI
5 21 (1.83%) User Experience
6 19 (1.65%) Clustering
7 16 (1.39%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.87%) Cryptography
9 10 (0.87%) Replication
10 9 (0.78%) CMDB
10 9 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.61%) FMCG
11 7 (0.61%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.52%) NHS
13 5 (0.44%) SCADA
13 5 (0.44%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.36%) Windows
2 62 (5.40%) Linux
3 53 (4.61%) UNIX
4 40 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.74%) AIX
8 17 (1.48%) Solaris
9 10 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.35%) SUSE
12 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.26%) VMS
14 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.17%) CentOS
14 2 (0.17%) HPUX
15 1 (0.087%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.087%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (11.58%) ITIL
2 123 (10.70%) Migration
3 78 (6.79%) CRM
4 68 (5.92%) Information Security
5 67 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (5.57%) Service Management
7 61 (5.31%) Project Management
7 61 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (4.53%) Risk Management
9 52 (4.53%) ERP
10 45 (3.92%) Change Management
11 44 (3.83%) Workflow
12 35 (3.05%) Data Migration
13 31 (2.70%) Service Delivery
14 30 (2.61%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (2.44%) PRINCE2
16 27 (2.35%) ETL
16 27 (2.35%) Change Control
17 26 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (10.18%) SQL
2 49 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 35 (3.05%) Java
4 29 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 28 (2.44%) C#
6 21 (1.83%) VBScript
7 18 (1.57%) ABAP
7 18 (1.57%) C
8 17 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.04%) VB
11 11 (0.96%) Perl
12 9 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.61%) VBA
13 7 (0.61%) Python
13 7 (0.61%) PHP
13 7 (0.61%) VB6
13 7 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.52%) Korn
15 5 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 148 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 114 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.01%) CISSP
4 42 (3.66%) Degree
5 35 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.26%) CISM
7 25 (2.18%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.91%) MCSE
9 17 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.48%) CRISC
10 12 (1.04%) MCTS
10 12 (1.04%) MCITP
10 12 (1.04%) MCSA
10 12 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.96%) GIAC
11 11 (0.96%) CCNP
12 8 (0.70%) CCDP
12 8 (0.70%) ISEB
13 7 (0.61%) CCA
13 7 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.18%) QA
4 20 (1.74%) SLA
5 12 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.78%) COBIT
8 7 (0.61%) GxP
9 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.087%) GAMP
11 1 (0.087%) GMP
11 1 (0.087%) GAAP
11 1 (0.087%) BS15000
System Software
1 82 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.70%) vSphere
5 21 (1.83%) XenApp
6 14 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.61%) vCloud
10 6 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.44%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 4 (0.35%) XenServer
13 3 (0.26%) NFS
13 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.26%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.17%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.17%) UAG
14 2 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (2.18%) SCCM
2 20 (1.74%) SCOM
3 7 (0.61%) SCVMM
3 7 (0.61%) Tivoli
3 7 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.61%) SCOrch
3 7 (0.61%) XenMobile
3 7 (0.61%) AirWatch
4 6 (0.52%) WSUS
5 5 (0.44%) WMI
5 5 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.44%) SCSM
5 5 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
6 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.26%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 215 (18.71%) SAP
2 155 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 108 (9.40%) Oracle
4 86 (7.48%) VMware
5 73 (6.35%) Cisco
6 53 (4.61%) HP
7 34 (2.96%) Citrix
8 33 (2.87%) Juniper
8 33 (2.87%) F5
9 29 (2.52%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.26%) IBM
11 22 (1.91%) Blue Coat
12 20 (1.74%) Informatica
13 18 (1.57%) TippingPoint
13 18 (1.57%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.48%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.39%) ArcSight
16 15 (1.31%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.31%) Symantec
16 15 (1.31%) Ariba
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