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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 16 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 755 546 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.79% 6.52% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 7.08% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 292 340
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.38 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -27.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +15 262 £425 +2.71% 63
Hampshire +5 132 £380 -2.01% 30
Surrey +11 121 £425 +3.03% 30
Buckinghamshire -1 72 £450 +5.88% 8
Middlesex +8 36 £425 - 1
West Sussex +1 32 £330 -21.19% 9
Oxfordshire -10 26 £450 +42.63% 16
Kent -2 12 £385 -6.66% 5
East Sussex -5 10 £325 -39.25% 1
M4 Corridor +2 3 £428 -14.50%
Thames Valley 0 3 £500 - 1
Home Counties 0 2 £450 +16.12%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 286 (19.86%) SAP
2 238 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 204 (14.17%) Windows
4 193 (13.40%) Oracle
5 189 (13.13%) Security Cleared
6 182 (12.64%) Finance
7 154 (10.69%) SC Cleared
8 149 (10.35%) SQL
9 135 (9.38%) SQL Server
10 127 (8.82%) Migration
11 113 (7.85%) Telecoms
12 112 (7.78%) CRM
13 104 (7.22%) Active Directory
14 101 (7.01%) ITIL
15 92 (6.39%) Cisco
16 90 (6.25%) MS Excel
17 80 (5.56%) XML
18 79 (5.49%) SharePoint
18 79 (5.49%) VMware
19 78 (5.42%) Degree
20 77 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
21 67 (4.65%) Linux
21 67 (4.65%) .NET
22 66 (4.58%) HP
23 64 (4.44%) UNIX
24 61 (4.24%) HTML
24 61 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
25 60 (4.17%) ETL
26 57 (3.96%) Project Management
26 57 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 79 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.43%) IIS
3 35 (2.43%) Lync
4 26 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
6 21 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (0.97%) SAS
11 14 (0.97%) Apache
12 12 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.76%) Live Communications Server
13 11 (0.76%) NetWeaver
14 10 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 90 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.15%) MS Office
3 16 (1.11%) MS Project
3 16 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.21%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 38 (2.64%) SAP FI
2 37 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (2.01%) SAP CRM
3 29 (2.01%) SAP IS-U
4 28 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (1.81%) SAP SRM
6 25 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
6 25 (1.74%) SAP CO
7 24 (1.67%) SAP BPC
8 23 (1.60%) SAP MRS
9 22 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
10 19 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
11 18 (1.25%) SAP SD
12 17 (1.18%) SAP MM
13 13 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
13 13 (0.90%) SAP ERP
13 13 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.90%) SAP PM
14 12 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (0.83%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.94%) Office 365
2 20 (1.39%) SaaS
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.21%) Engine Yard
6 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.069%) Taleo
7 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.069%) Force.com
7 1 (0.069%) IaaS
7 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.06%) LAN
2 43 (2.99%) Firewall
3 41 (2.85%) WAN
4 37 (2.57%) SAN
5 34 (2.36%) DNS
6 25 (1.74%) LDAP
6 25 (1.74%) Internet
6 25 (1.74%) VPN
7 19 (1.32%) SSL
8 18 (1.25%) PBX
8 18 (1.25%) MPLS
9 17 (1.18%) RTP
10 16 (1.11%) PSTN
10 16 (1.11%) Network Security
11 15 (1.04%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.76%) Intranet
13 10 (0.69%) Wireless
14 9 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.63%) VoIP
14 9 (0.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (2.08%) SAP BW
6 26 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.97%) MySQL
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.76%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.69%) Pentaho
14 9 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
15 8 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 8 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (0.56%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 25 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.18%) LSMW
3 10 (0.69%) SoapUI
4 7 (0.49%) JIRA
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.42%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.42%) Selenium
6 5 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.28%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.28%) AppScan
8 3 (0.21%) Maven
8 3 (0.21%) Subversion
8 3 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.14%) MSI
9 2 (0.14%) Synon
9 2 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 182 (12.64%) Finance
2 113 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 28 (1.94%) Retail
5 27 (1.88%) Marketing
6 23 (1.60%) Billing
7 19 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (1.25%) Banking
9 12 (0.83%) Legal
10 10 (0.69%) Military
10 10 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.42%) Publishing
11 6 (0.42%) Automotive
11 6 (0.42%) French Language
11 6 (0.42%) German Language
12 5 (0.35%) Games
12 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Law
13 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (5.56%) XML
2 67 (4.65%) .NET
3 61 (4.24%) HTML
4 49 (3.40%) CSS
5 38 (2.64%) Web Services
6 27 (1.88%) SOAP
7 26 (1.81%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.53%) Middleware
9 15 (1.04%) Ajax
10 14 (0.97%) EDI
10 14 (0.97%) jQuery
10 14 (0.97%) WCF
11 13 (0.90%) BAPI
12 11 (0.76%) J2EE
12 11 (0.76%) WSDL
13 10 (0.69%) REST
13 10 (0.69%) COM
13 10 (0.69%) Mason
14 9 (0.63%) JSON
15 8 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (1.32%) Management Information System
2 16 (1.11%) PKI
2 16 (1.11%) Data Integration
3 15 (1.04%) CESG
3 15 (1.04%) NHS
4 14 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 13 (0.90%) Clustering
6 12 (0.83%) Replication
6 12 (0.83%) Blog
6 12 (0.83%) CMDB
7 10 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (0.69%) FMCG
8 9 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (0.56%) AS400
9 8 (0.56%) Data Conversion
10 7 (0.49%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.49%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.42%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.42%) Social Media
11 6 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 204 (14.17%) Windows
2 67 (4.65%) Linux
3 64 (4.44%) UNIX
4 57 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.53%) Solaris
8 19 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.18%) AIX
10 11 (0.76%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.42%) HPUX
15 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.21%) Android
17 2 (0.14%) SUSE
17 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.069%) CentOS
18 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (8.82%) Migration
2 112 (7.78%) CRM
3 101 (7.01%) ITIL
4 77 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (4.17%) ETL
7 57 (3.96%) Project Management
8 54 (3.75%) Service Management
9 44 (3.06%) ERP
10 43 (2.99%) Data Migration
11 42 (2.92%) Data Modelling
12 41 (2.85%) Workflow
12 41 (2.85%) Information Security
12 41 (2.85%) SOA
12 41 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (2.64%) Validation
14 35 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (2.43%) Test Scripting
15 32 (2.22%) Risk Management
16 31 (2.15%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 149 (10.35%) SQL
2 47 (3.26%) JavaScript
3 46 (3.19%) Java
3 46 (3.19%) C#
4 43 (2.99%) ABAP
5 38 (2.64%) PowerShell
6 28 (1.94%) C
7 26 (1.81%) PL/SQL
8 24 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.11%) Perl
11 13 (0.90%) C++
12 8 (0.56%) PHP
13 6 (0.42%) RPG
13 6 (0.42%) VB
13 6 (0.42%) Ruby
14 5 (0.35%) RPG IV
15 4 (0.28%) VBScript
16 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 189 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 154 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.42%) Degree
4 45 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.43%) CISSP
7 22 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.39%) CISM
9 16 (1.11%) CCNP
10 15 (1.04%) MCTS
11 14 (0.97%) MCITP
11 14 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
12 13 (0.90%) MCSE
12 13 (0.90%) CCIE
13 12 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.76%) CISA
15 10 (0.69%) CCDP
16 8 (0.56%) CCNA
16 8 (0.56%) CCDA
16 8 (0.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.18%) QA
3 13 (0.90%) SLA
4 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.069%) COBIT
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.069%) BS7666
8 1 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.069%) GMP
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.069%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) GPG13
System Software
1 104 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.32%) vSphere
3 19 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 18 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (1.11%) XenApp
6 15 (1.04%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.63%) XenServer
7 9 (0.63%) UAG
8 8 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.42%) vCloud
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.21%) Squid
11 3 (0.21%) SRDF
11 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (2.08%) SCCM
2 23 (1.60%) SCOM
3 13 (0.90%) NetBackup
3 13 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 11 (0.76%) SCSM
4 11 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 10 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Intune
8 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.42%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.21%) WSUS
11 3 (0.21%) MOM
Vendors
1 286 (19.86%) SAP
2 238 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 193 (13.40%) Oracle
4 92 (6.39%) Cisco
5 79 (5.49%) VMware
6 66 (4.58%) HP
7 49 (3.40%) Citrix
8 44 (3.06%) IBM
9 30 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (1.67%) EMC
11 23 (1.60%) Business Objects
11 23 (1.60%) NetApp
12 22 (1.53%) Informatica
13 20 (1.39%) CheckPoint
14 18 (1.25%) BMC
15 17 (1.18%) Remedy
15 17 (1.18%) Hyperion
16 16 (1.11%) Lotus
16 16 (1.11%) webMethods
17 14 (0.97%) Adobe
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ISL
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified (£flex)
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £341 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Red10
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per annum + Negotiable rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 8 days ago
West Sussex
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: market rates
Posted: 8 days ago