The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 233 220 233
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 10 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
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£363 £320 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -21.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.03
% change year-on-year
- +121.48%
IT 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
8409 8126 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.93% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4692 4296 4210
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 £210 £220 £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 408 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant across the South East region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant across the South East region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +5 4 £493 +9.44% 2
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Hampshire -7 2 £325 +30.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £225 - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (18.75%) PKI
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (18.75%) Database Security
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Military
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Database Security
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenServer
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
2 1 (6.25%) Veeam
2 1 (6.25%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Websense
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