The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 224 213 193
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 15 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.29% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 27
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£450 £463 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £429 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £539 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £460
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the South East region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the South East region.

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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 -12 5 £463 -19.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £420 -6.66%
Middlesex -4 2 £443 -11.50%
Surrey +1 1 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 £450 +20.00% 9
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (35.29%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (26.47%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (14.71%) SAP
8 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (11.76%) Cash Management
10 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (5.88%) E-business
11 2 (5.88%) Advertising
11 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (5.88%) Web Services
11 2 (5.88%) Pegasus
11 2 (5.88%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (5.88%) MS Excel

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (26.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (23.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (23.53%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (2.94%) SAP PLM
8 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM
8 1 (2.94%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) AS400
1 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (11.76%) Cash Management
4 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.88%) CRM
4 2 (5.88%) E-business
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL
5 1 (2.94%) UML
5 1 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) PLM
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Logistics
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) ERP
5 1 (2.94%) SOA
5 1 (2.94%) ETL
5 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Pegasus
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) SumTotal
5 1 (2.94%) Saba
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) JDA
5 1 (2.94%) Manugistics