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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 604 716 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.07% 7.66% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 8.33% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 372 302
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Average hourly rate £27.36 £28.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.94 £42.44 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
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
9090 8596 7730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.35% 91.99% 92.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5037 4774 3874
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 434 456 605
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 -7 187 £425 +6.25% 61
Hampshire -5 130 £425 +11.84% 22
Surrey +6 114 £425 - 31
Buckinghamshire 0 68 £400 -11.11% 22
West Sussex -16 30 £500 +51.51%
Oxfordshire -22 27 £450 -5.26% 14
Middlesex 0 19 £450 +7.84% 1
East Sussex -10 8 £450 +39.53% 2
Sussex -1 5 £300 +1.69%
Kent -12 5 £515 +33.76% 7
M4 Corridor 0 4 £575 +53.33% 1
Home Counties +6 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 236 (19.57%) SAP
2 181 (15.01%) Finance
3 155 (12.85%) Security Cleared
4 149 (12.35%) Microsoft
5 147 (12.19%) Windows
6 133 (11.03%) ITIL
7 122 (10.12%) Migration
8 117 (9.70%) SC Cleared
9 112 (9.29%) SQL
10 98 (8.13%) Oracle
11 95 (7.88%) Telecoms
12 85 (7.05%) VMware
13 83 (6.88%) CRM
14 76 (6.30%) Active Directory
15 75 (6.22%) Cisco
16 74 (6.14%) CISSP
17 71 (5.89%) Firewall
18 67 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
19 65 (5.39%) MS Excel
19 65 (5.39%) ERP
19 65 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (5.39%) Service Management
20 64 (5.31%) Linux
21 63 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
22 61 (5.06%) Project Management
23 60 (4.98%) Information Security
24 58 (4.81%) SQL Server
24 58 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 56 (4.64%) SharePoint
26 54 (4.48%) HP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 56 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 29 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 24 (1.99%) IIS
5 21 (1.74%) Lync
6 13 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.08%) Apache
7 12 (1.00%) NetWeaver
7 12 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.66%) CMS
11 8 (0.66%) SAS
11 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 65 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (1.00%) MS Office
3 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (3.15%) SAP FI
2 34 (2.82%) SAP ERP
3 24 (1.99%) SAP PSCD
4 21 (1.74%) SAP MII
4 21 (1.74%) Agresso
4 21 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (1.58%) SAP CO
5 19 (1.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (1.58%) SAP FI-CA
6 18 (1.49%) SAP SRM
7 15 (1.24%) SAP CRM
8 14 (1.16%) RMDS
8 14 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (1.00%) SAP HR
10 12 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
11 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.50%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.91%) Office 365
2 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (0.83%) SaaS
5 8 (0.66%) PaaS
6 7 (0.58%) IaaS
7 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.25%) Boomi
9 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.083%) Yammer
10 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.083%) Force.com
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.89%) Firewall
2 47 (3.90%) DNS
3 35 (2.90%) Network Security
4 33 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.74%) LAN
5 32 (2.65%) WAN
6 30 (2.49%) DHCP
7 25 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 22 (1.82%) SAN
9 19 (1.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 17 (1.41%) VPN
11 16 (1.33%) Wireshark
11 16 (1.33%) Multicast
12 14 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.16%) LDAP
13 12 (1.00%) SSL
13 12 (1.00%) MPLS
14 11 (0.91%) BIG-IP
15 10 (0.83%) iSCSI
16 9 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.15%) SAP BW
3 27 (2.24%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.91%) MySQL
10 10 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.83%) PowerCenter
11 9 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.75%) QlikView
12 8 (0.66%) DB2
13 7 (0.58%) Big Data
13 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.66%) JIRA
3 8 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.58%) Subversion
5 6 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.41%) Ant
7 4 (0.33%) Maven
7 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.25%) Introscope
8 3 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.17%) JMeter
9 2 (0.17%) MSI
9 2 (0.17%) MorphX
General
1 181 (15.01%) Finance
2 95 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.16%) Retail
4 17 (1.41%) Marketing
5 16 (1.33%) General Ledger
5 16 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.24%) Legal
7 12 (1.00%) Billing
8 10 (0.83%) Banking
9 8 (0.66%) Advertising
9 8 (0.66%) Publishing
9 8 (0.66%) Automotive
10 7 (0.58%) Back Office
11 6 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.50%) Games
12 4 (0.33%) Military
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.48%) HTML
2 41 (3.40%) XML
3 40 (3.32%) .NET
4 30 (2.49%) CSS
5 28 (2.32%) Web Services
6 21 (1.74%) Middleware
7 17 (1.41%) HTML5
8 16 (1.33%) jQuery
9 15 (1.24%) Rendezvous
10 13 (1.08%) SAP XI
10 13 (1.08%) SAP Basis
10 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.08%) CSS3
11 11 (0.91%) SAML
12 9 (0.75%) J2EE
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.58%) BAPI
13 7 (0.58%) OAuth
13 7 (0.58%) Ajax
13 7 (0.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.74%) PKI
4 19 (1.58%) Clustering
4 19 (1.58%) User Experience
5 13 (1.08%) Open Source
6 12 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (0.91%) Cryptography
7 11 (0.91%) Replication
7 11 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 8 (0.66%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.66%) CMDB
9 7 (0.58%) NHS
9 7 (0.58%) FMCG
10 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.41%) SCADA
12 4 (0.33%) EPoS
12 4 (0.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 147 (12.19%) Windows
2 64 (5.31%) Linux
3 50 (4.15%) UNIX
4 37 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (1.91%) AIX
7 17 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.00%) Solaris
9 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.41%) SUSE
11 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.25%) VMS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.17%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.17%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) HPUX
14 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.083%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (11.03%) ITIL
2 122 (10.12%) Migration
3 83 (6.88%) CRM
4 67 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (5.39%) ERP
5 65 (5.39%) Service Management
5 65 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 61 (5.06%) Project Management
7 60 (4.98%) Information Security
8 54 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (4.39%) Risk Management
10 47 (3.90%) Change Management
11 46 (3.81%) Workflow
12 35 (2.90%) Change Control
12 35 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (2.74%) Data Migration
15 29 (2.40%) ETL
16 27 (2.24%) Service Delivery
16 27 (2.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 112 (9.29%) SQL
2 45 (3.73%) PowerShell
3 41 (3.40%) JavaScript
4 39 (3.23%) Java
5 27 (2.24%) C#
6 25 (2.07%) ABAP
7 21 (1.74%) VBScript
8 20 (1.66%) C
9 19 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.00%) VB
12 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.58%) Python
12 7 (0.58%) Perl
12 7 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.58%) VB6
13 6 (0.50%) Korn
14 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.41%) XQuery
14 5 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 155 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.14%) CISSP
4 37 (3.07%) Degree
5 34 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 31 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (2.40%) CISM
8 21 (1.74%) CRISC
9 19 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.49%) MCSE
11 14 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.00%) MCSA
12 12 (1.00%) CCNP
12 12 (1.00%) MCTS
12 12 (1.00%) MCITP
13 11 (0.91%) CCA
14 9 (0.75%) CCDP
15 8 (0.66%) ISEB
15 8 (0.66%) GIAC
16 7 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.07%) QA
3 25 (2.07%) SLA
4 12 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.58%) GxP
7 5 (0.41%) COBIT
7 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.083%) GAMP
10 1 (0.083%) GMP
10 1 (0.083%) BS15000
System Software
1 76 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.40%) vSphere
5 24 (1.99%) XenApp
6 15 (1.24%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.58%) vCloud
10 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 5 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.33%) XenServer
12 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.25%) NFS
12 3 (0.25%) Samba
12 3 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.17%) Firmware
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (2.40%) SCCM
2 27 (2.24%) SCOM
3 8 (0.66%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.58%) WMI
4 7 (0.58%) SCVMM
4 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
4 7 (0.58%) XenMobile
4 7 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.50%) SCSM
6 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.41%) WSUS
7 4 (0.33%) MOM
7 4 (0.33%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.25%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 236 (19.57%) SAP
2 149 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 98 (8.13%) Oracle
4 85 (7.05%) VMware
5 75 (6.22%) Cisco
6 54 (4.48%) HP
7 34 (2.82%) Citrix
8 33 (2.74%) F5
9 30 (2.49%) IBM
9 30 (2.49%) Juniper
10 29 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 21 (1.74%) Blue Coat
12 18 (1.49%) TippingPoint
13 17 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 17 (1.41%) TIBCO
13 17 (1.41%) Informatica
14 15 (1.24%) Ariba
14 15 (1.24%) Symantec
14 15 (1.24%) Remedy
15 14 (1.16%) Radianz
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Montash
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 19 days ago