The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 531 605 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.77% 7.12% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 7.68% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 317 350
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £38.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8443 7880 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.77% 92.77% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4593 4073 4128
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 547 637
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Hampshire -3 130 £390 +6.12% 30
Berkshire -14 130 £410 -1.20% 70
Surrey -13 71 £388 +7.26% 44
Buckinghamshire -3 62 £400 -5.88% 16
Oxfordshire 0 31 £450 +19.20% 5
Middlesex -1 27 £475 +10.14% 4
West Sussex -12 25 £463 +8.82% 1
Kent -5 11 £475 +40.74% 7
East Sussex -1 6 £413 +17.77% 4
M4 Corridor +7 3 - -
Sussex -4 2 £370 -
Thames Valley -1 1 £580 +28.88%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 217 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 199 (15.74%) Windows
3 190 (15.03%) Finance
4 189 (14.95%) SAP
5 177 (14.00%) Security Cleared
6 176 (13.92%) Oracle
7 136 (10.76%) SC Cleared
8 133 (10.52%) SQL
9 103 (8.15%) Migration
10 95 (7.52%) Telecoms
10 95 (7.52%) SQL Server
11 93 (7.36%) CRM
12 90 (7.12%) Cisco
13 83 (6.57%) Active Directory
13 83 (6.57%) Linux
14 80 (6.33%) SharePoint
15 76 (6.01%) VMware
16 75 (5.93%) HP
17 74 (5.85%) MS Excel
17 74 (5.85%) UNIX
18 72 (5.70%) ITIL
18 72 (5.70%) Degree
19 70 (5.54%) .NET
19 70 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
20 68 (5.38%) HTML
21 63 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
22 58 (4.59%) XML
22 58 (4.59%) Project Management
23 57 (4.51%) JavaScript
24 52 (4.11%) C#

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 80 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (1.90%) SAS
5 22 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.58%) Apache
8 19 (1.50%) IIS
8 19 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (1.50%) Lync
9 17 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.79%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.47%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.32%) OpenEdge
15 4 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 74 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.53%) MS Office
3 13 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) MS Project
4 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (2.14%) SAP MRS
4 26 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (1.66%) SAP IS-U
6 20 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
7 19 (1.50%) SAP FI
8 18 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
8 18 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
8 18 (1.42%) SAP SRM
9 16 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 14 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 14 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (1.11%) SAP CO
11 13 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (1.03%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.87%) SAP HR
12 11 (0.87%) HFM
13 9 (0.71%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.95%) SaaS
2 9 (0.71%) Office 365
3 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.079%) GitHub
8 1 (0.079%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.079%) Force.com
8 1 (0.079%) Taleo
8 1 (0.079%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.64%) Firewall
2 34 (2.69%) SAN
3 31 (2.45%) LAN
4 28 (2.22%) WAN
5 27 (2.14%) Network Security
6 25 (1.98%) Internet
7 22 (1.74%) LDAP
7 22 (1.74%) DNS
8 17 (1.34%) SSL
8 17 (1.34%) MPLS
9 16 (1.27%) VPN
10 15 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (1.03%) OSPF
11 13 (1.03%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.95%) BIG-IP
13 11 (0.87%) VoIP
14 10 (0.79%) DHCP
14 10 (0.79%) IPsec
15 9 (0.71%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (1.58%) SAP BW
8 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.95%) DB2
11 9 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.71%) Hyperion Smart View
12 8 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.63%) Base SAS
12 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 28 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (0.55%) LoadRunner
3 7 (0.55%) JIRA
3 7 (0.55%) Selenium
4 6 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 5 (0.40%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.40%) AppScan
6 4 (0.32%) Maven
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.32%) Ant
6 4 (0.32%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.24%) JUnit
7 3 (0.24%) MSI
7 3 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.24%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
General
1 190 (15.03%) Finance
2 95 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.77%) Retail
4 32 (2.53%) Marketing
5 26 (2.06%) Banking
6 24 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.27%) Billing
8 14 (1.11%) General Ledger
9 12 (0.95%) Legal
10 11 (0.87%) Military
11 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.47%) Advertising
12 6 (0.47%) Local Government
13 5 (0.40%) German Language
14 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.32%) French Language
14 4 (0.32%) Publishing
14 4 (0.32%) Automotive
14 4 (0.32%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.54%) .NET
2 68 (5.38%) HTML
3 58 (4.59%) XML
4 51 (4.03%) CSS
5 39 (3.09%) Web Services
6 31 (2.45%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.50%) SOAP
8 14 (1.11%) J2EE
8 14 (1.11%) WSDL
8 14 (1.11%) Middleware
9 13 (1.03%) jQuery
10 11 (0.87%) WCF
10 11 (0.87%) Ajax
10 11 (0.87%) REST
11 9 (0.71%) SAP ALE
11 9 (0.71%) JSP
12 8 (0.63%) COM
12 8 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.55%) BAPI
13 7 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (1.90%) Management Information System
2 22 (1.74%) Clustering
3 21 (1.66%) CMDB
4 16 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 15 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.11%) Replication
7 13 (1.03%) AS400
8 11 (0.87%) Data Integration
9 10 (0.79%) PKI
10 9 (0.71%) CESG
10 9 (0.71%) E-Learning
10 9 (0.71%) iSeries
10 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.63%) FMCG
12 7 (0.55%) Learning Management System
12 7 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.55%) NHS
13 6 (0.47%) EMV
13 6 (0.47%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 199 (15.74%) Windows
2 83 (6.57%) Linux
3 74 (5.85%) UNIX
4 45 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (1.98%) AIX
9 19 (1.50%) Solaris
10 13 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.71%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.55%) Android
14 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.24%) VMS
15 3 (0.24%) zOS
15 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.16%) CentOS
17 1 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.079%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (8.15%) Migration
2 93 (7.36%) CRM
3 72 (5.70%) ITIL
4 70 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (4.59%) Project Management
7 43 (3.40%) Service Management
8 41 (3.24%) Workflow
9 36 (2.85%) ETL
10 35 (2.77%) Change Management
10 35 (2.77%) Information Security
11 34 (2.69%) Data Modelling
11 34 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (2.61%) Test Scripting
12 33 (2.61%) ITSM
13 32 (2.53%) Validation
14 28 (2.22%) SOA
15 26 (2.06%) Service Delivery
15 26 (2.06%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (1.98%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (10.52%) SQL
2 57 (4.51%) JavaScript
3 52 (4.11%) C#
4 47 (3.72%) ABAP
5 40 (3.16%) C
6 39 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 38 (3.01%) Java
8 31 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.34%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.19%) VBScript
11 14 (1.11%) Perl
12 12 (0.95%) C++
13 11 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.63%) PHP
14 8 (0.63%) VB
15 7 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.55%) RPG
15 7 (0.55%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.47%) Python
17 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 177 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 136 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 72 (5.70%) Degree
4 38 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.22%) CISSP
7 22 (1.74%) CCNP
7 22 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.42%) CCIE
9 13 (1.03%) CISM
10 9 (0.71%) ISEB
11 8 (0.63%) MCSE
11 8 (0.63%) CCDA
11 8 (0.63%) CCDP
11 8 (0.63%) CISA
11 8 (0.63%) MBA
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.63%) MCITP
12 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.90%) QA
2 17 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.27%) SLA
4 11 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.40%) CDISC
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
9 1 (0.079%) GPG13
9 1 (0.079%) BS7666
9 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.079%) GMP
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.079%) HL7
System Software
1 83 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (1.27%) vSphere
6 12 (0.95%) XenApp
7 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.63%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.55%) vCloud
10 6 (0.47%) XenServer
10 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.32%) UAG
13 3 (0.24%) Xen
14 2 (0.16%) NFS
14 2 (0.16%) Squid
14 2 (0.16%) Brightmail
14 2 (0.16%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (3.16%) SCCM
2 17 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.19%) HP UCMDB
4 13 (1.03%) SCOrch
5 11 (0.87%) SCOM
6 10 (0.79%) SCSM
7 9 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.47%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.40%) WSUS
10 5 (0.40%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.32%) Nessus
11 4 (0.32%) CA SiteMinder
11 4 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 217 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 189 (14.95%) SAP
3 176 (13.92%) Oracle
4 90 (7.12%) Cisco
5 76 (6.01%) VMware
6 75 (5.93%) HP
7 39 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (2.93%) IBM
9 27 (2.14%) Citrix
10 26 (2.06%) EMC
10 26 (2.06%) CheckPoint
11 21 (1.66%) F5
12 19 (1.50%) BMC
13 18 (1.42%) Juniper
14 17 (1.34%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.34%) Hyperion
14 17 (1.34%) Remedy
15 15 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 14 (1.11%) Blue Coat
17 13 (1.03%) Informatica
Newbury, Berkshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hove, Sussex
Capita Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Santander
Rate: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Conspicuous
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago