The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 236 223 228
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 6 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.067% 0.072% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.077% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £380 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8253 7745 8944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 92.81% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3985 4072
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 £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 570 660
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
IT Consultant
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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 11 July 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 11 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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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
West Sussex -1 3 £225 -21.73% 1
Berkshire -3 1 £488 +8.33%
Hampshire -13 1 £275 -4.34% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £225 - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (14.29%) SCCM
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) MS Office
7 2 (9.52%) AIX
7 2 (9.52%) Flash
7 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) Adobe
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) OCP

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) HACMP
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) LPAR
1 2 (9.52%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) REXX
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (9.52%) OCP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Adobe
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Veeam
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco